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Singapore Business Awards pay tribute to Singapore’s leading businessmen and corporate executives

Singapore, 31 May 2010 – Prominent property developer Mr Zhong Sheng Jian, Chairman and CEO of Yanlord Land Group, clinched the Businessman of the Year award at this year’s Singapore Business Awards (SBA), which marked the 25th anniversary of the awards.

The SBA is jointly organised by The Business Times, Singapore’s leading business daily, and DHL Express Singapore, the world’s leading express and logistics company.

Established in 1985 with the Businessman of the Year award, the SBA added the Enterprise Award, the Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year Award and the Outstanding Chief/Senior Executive (Overseas) of the Year Award. These awards have grown in stature and are recognised as Singapore’s most prestigious business accolades.

The awards were presented this evening by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, who was the Guest-of-Honour at the SBA 2010 presentation dinner held at the West Ballroom of Resorts World Convention Centre.

The following are the other award recipients of SBA 2010:

Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year
Mr Eiji Koike
President & CEO
Cerebos Pacific Limited

Outstanding Chief Executive (Overseas) of the Year
Mr Phupinder S Gill
President
CME Group

The Enterprise Award
International SOS

Alvin Tay, Editor of The Business Times, said: “For 25 years, the Singapore Business Awards have celebrated the many success stories of business leaders and enterprises. This year’s four winners, in particular, have done well despite the global financial crisis. They were innovative and exhibited leadership qualities to overcome the economic recession and create new niches and markets for their companies. We congratulate them for their indefatigable spirit as entrepreneurs and business leaders.”

Herbert Vongpusanachai, Country Manager, DHL Express Singapore, said: “The Singapore Business Awards have been a strong barometer of success for businesses over the last 25 years and we are certain that this year’s winners will inspire present and future generations of businessmen and entrepreneurs. As the world’s leader in logistics, and a company that is founded upon the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, DHL firmly believes that in good times and bad times, we will need entrepreneurs who display true leadership and innovation. We are very glad to have the opportunity to come together as a community to recognize the crème de la crème of Singapore’s businesses.”

Citations for the winners of the Singapore Business Awards 2010

Businessman of the Year
Mr Zhong Sheng Jian
Chairman and CEO
Yanlord Land Group Limited

For his vision and outstanding entrepreneurial success in building up Yanlord Land Group as a real estate developer of high-end residential and integrated development projects in high growth cities in China.

Outstanding Chief
Executive of the Year
Mr Eiji Koike
President & CEO
Cerebos Pacific Limited

For his leadership in transforming Cerebos Pacific Ltd into a leading food and health supplements enterprise in the Asia-Pacific and its flagship Brand's into one of the most trusted consumer products in Asia.

Outstanding Chief Executive (Overseas) of the Year
Mr Phupinder S Gill
President
CME Group

For his passion and leadership in growing the CME Group into one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges, and for being a role model to Singaporeans working overseas.

The Enterprise Award
International SOS

For its outstanding enterprise and far-sightedness in seizing the opportunity to establish itself as the world's leading provider of emergency medical assistance, international healthcare and security services.

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