PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd founder and chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Teh Hong Piow has been awarded “The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 – Man of the Year” by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF).
APBF president Datuk KK Johan presented the award to Teh at a ceremony held in Singapore on Oct 16.
This latest personal-to-holder award is in recognition of Teh’s conviction, determination, passion and resilience in building the Public Bank brand to a coveted position, the bank said in a statement.
At the same ceremony, Public Bank was also the recipient of The BrandLaureate Brand of the Year Award 2018 for having fulfilled the selection criterion of brand strategy, brand culture, brand innovation, brand loyalty, brand communication and brand leadership.
To date, Public Bank has amassed more than 580 corporate awards of excellence and distinction, while Teh has accumulated 40 personal-to-holder awards of lifetime achievements and exemplary leadership.
Meanwhile, LBS Bina Group Bhd picked up the International Property Development Award, while its group managing director Tan Sri Lim Hock San was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BrandLaureate Special Edition World Award 2018.
The BestBrands in International Property Development Award recognised the group for exemplifying a number of key criteria associated with successful brands, including an effective brand strategy to address challenges and brand leadership highlighting a healthy and consistent performance, it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, LBS said the BrandLaureate World Brandpreneur Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 was in recognition for Lim’s vision and excellence as a long-standing brand leader, adding the group managed to sustain a diverse portfolio and solid performance with RM1.3 billion in sales recorded as at September this year.
Organised by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, The BrandLaureate Special Edition World Award affirms and celebrates innovative brands that have grown to become industry captains and trend setters.