Sarawak Entrepreneur of the Year Awards open for nominations


KUCHING: Nominations for the Sarawak Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EOYS) 2019 are now open. The EOYS is organised by the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Sarawak (MIED) in association with Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) and EY.

First launched in 2004, this prestigious Awards Program is held annually to honour and acknowledge exceptional entrepreneurial talent and leadership.

“Up to last year, over 50 entrepreneurs from all over Sarawak have been given this recognition, of which in 2018, the recipients of the Master Entrepreneur category were Lim San Hock, Victor Hii Lu Thian, Safri Bin Mohammed, Datuk Janang Anak Bungsu, Raymond Sim Hee Pang and Koon Poh Ming, while the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award was awarded to Datuk Kho Kak Beng,” SCCI said in a statement.

“The EOYS aims to recognise the best in business in Sarawak, namelt the prime movers that drive the State’s path towards economic growth.”

The award also recognises the success of up and coming entrepreneurs, who through their ingenuity, ideas, resourcefulness, commitment and hard work, have built their businesses which contributed to the growth of Sarawak’s economy.

Emphasis will primarily be on the individual’s attributes over the Company’s and in general, cover amongst others, demonstration of outstanding leadership – vision, dedication as well as intelligent risk taking; company milestones with consideration of industry obstacles and each entrepreneur’s ability to overcome adversity; corporate culture, values and incentives; financial performance and growth record; and social responsibilities, reputation and contribution to the community that demonstrate the characteristics of a good model corporate citizen.

The categories are: Emerging Entrepreneur (business is between two to five years old or entrepreneur is aged 35 or under at the time of close of nomination), Master Entrepreneur (businesses maintained management excellence over a sustained period, business founded more than 5 years ago) and Outstanding Entrepreneur (Outside Sarawak) for companies running a successful business in Malaysia or overseas.

The EOYS provides opportunities for networking and accessing valuable media coverage, raising personal and company profile. For instance, the EOYS Adjudicating Committee has nominated recipients of the EOYS Awards to represent Sarawak state at the Malaysia EY EOY Awards.

The nominated State representative has access to a range of events to help the nominee’s company achieve its potential as well as the opportunity to join a group of illustrious alumni.

Nominations for the EOYS can be submitted to SCCI through Business Associations or individuals, no later than August 30, 2019.

This Awards Program will be presented at the forthcoming SCCI 68th Annual Dinner to be held in November 2019. For further enquiries, please contact The SCCI Secretariat at 082-237148 or

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