DATO’ ROSIE TAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AT 12TH ASIA PACIFIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS (APEA) 2018 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur, 7 September 2018 – Dato’ Rosie Tan, Group CEO of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH) was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Automotive Industry at 12th Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2018 Malaysia in recognition of her notable entrepreneurial achievements, excellence and contribution towards the development of the automotive industry. Hosted by Enterprise Asia, a regional non-governmental organisation aims at promoting and developing innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship, the ceremony which was officiated by the Deputy Secretary General of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Muez Bin Abd. Aziz at the New World Hotel Petaling Jaya on 7 September 2018, was attended by more than 300 local prominent industry leaders, partners and entrepreneurs.
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Muez Bin Abd. Aziz, Deputy Secretary General of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs said, “Since its inception, the APEA has been recognised as one of the most prestigious and important business awards for entrepreneurs in the country. As a global awards programme, it provides an incredible platform for those outstanding Malaysian business and entrepreneurs to showcase their career achievements and successes while building their global business network. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees especially the winners of this year’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Malaysia award.”
Dato’ Rosie Tan who has been selected by a panel of judges as well as the international advisory panel and executive committee of Enterprise Asia for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and an ingenuity of thought that has the potential for having substantial and lasting influence upon the automotive industry, is the only winner from a shortlist of automotive industry captains.
In her note of appreciation, Dato’ Rosie said, “If you ask me ‘what is a good business philosophy, I would say that if you always put your heart and soul into everything that you do, you can accomplish anything.” Dato’ Rosie Tan added, “Tonight, I would like to say ‘thank you’ to those special people in my life who have supported, uplifted, comforted and challenged me and brought joy to my soul. An award like this is a testament of their love, trust and support for me all these years.”
The prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards is a world-class award that recognises and honours business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses whilst not neglecting their social responsibilities in Asia Pacific. Hundreds of Malaysian entrepreneurs have won this highly sought-after award by Enterprise Asia since its first launch in Malaysia in 2007 and it has now expanded its presence to 28 countries globally including Singapore, China, Australia, Japan and others.
Enterprise Asia chairman and former Minister of Human Resources, Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn said that the winners of the awards deserved praise; adding that their success stories should be an encouragement to budding future candidates.