Asia HRD Awards given in HCM City

October 11, 2018 - 17:32

The 2018 Asia HRD Awards have honoured 22 leaders and organisations from six countries for their contributions to human development.

Caption: The 2018 Asia HRD Awards, held in Việt Nam for the first time, honours 22 leaders and organisations from six countries for their contributions to human development at a ceremony in HCM City on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Anphabe
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The 2018 Asia HRD Awards have honoured 22 leaders and organisations from six countries for their contributions to human development.

The annual international awards were given today in HCM City to honour those who have significantly impacted or influenced society, the corporate world and the human resource community in terms of human development.

The awards are given in four categories: Contribution to Society, Contribution to Organisation, Contribution to HR Community, Movers and Shakers.

The Contribution to Society award is for individuals and organisations who contribute to the development of society by making improvements that lead to great changes in the community.

The Contribution to Organization award honours dedication to building a successful organisation based on innovative systems, processes, and applications through which creates a holistic development journey for its employees.

The Contribution to HR Community award is aimed at individuals whose efforts have brought in impactful methodologies and values.

The Movers and Shakers award is given to pioneering individuals who have experienced transformational change and breakthroughs for the cause of human development towards long-term growth.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. R Palan, founder of the Asia HRD Awards, said: “I believe there will be many outstanding figures in Việt Nam soon to be honoured internationally. This will be the first step for Việt Nam  to integrate into the international human resources market.”

The awards ceremony was hosted in Việt Nam for the first time by HR consultancy Anphabe and the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The awards, instituted in 2003, has so far honoured more than 249 individuals and organisations from 20 countries. —VNS




Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias - Chief Executive Officer - Employees Provident Fund (Malaysia)

Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Bin Ismail - Deputy Director General of Higher Education - Ministry of Education (Malaysia)

Đinh Bá Thành Founder, Chairman & CEO DatViet VAC (Việt Nam)

Mohd Najib Ibrahim - Managing Director - Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

Dr. Stuart Kewley - Founder and CEO - Eurasia Consortium (United Kingdom)

Trương Lý Hoàng Phi - Founder & CEO - Business Startup Support Center (BSSC) (Việt Nam)

Dato’ Kol. Mohd Ariffin Bin Che Mat Din - Chief Executive & Founder - Adefsy Associates (Malaysia)

Gregorio Antonio J. Atienza - Secretary General - Federation of AIM Alumni Associations, Inc (the Philippines)


Mekong Capital (Việt Nam)

Datin Rowena Capil Florece - HR Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific HR Line SolutionsMicrosoft (Malaysia)

Pribadiyono -  Founder - PT Quantum HRM International (Indonesia)

PACE (Việt Nam)

Grace Chan Hwee - Senior General Manager - Group Human Resource & Administration


Cao Thị Ngọc Dung President - Phú Nhuận Jewelry JSC (Việt Nam)

Kavita Mathur - People & Culture Leader - Grant Thornton India (India)

Andy Han Suk Jung - Chief Executive Officer - SonKim Land (Việt Nam)

Warrick Cleine - Chairman & CEO - KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia (Việt Nam)

Đinh Kim Nhung - Head of Human Capital - Masan Group (Việt Nam)

Nguyễn Anh Tuyền - Country Chairperson, Indochina/General Manager/General Medicines & Emerging Markets - Sanofi Indochina (Việt Nam)


Dato’ Farshila Emran - Managing Director - Pharmaniaga Berhad (Malaysia)

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage (SPVB) (Việt Nam)

Techcombank (Việt Nam)