Asia Business Leaders Awards

ABLA: Judging

The Selection Process

Under stringent,objective and transparent criteria, business leaders are judged by an independent panel of world-respected management strategists, academics, corporate personalities and CNBC executives.

Heading the judging panel are representatives from CNBC's long time knowledge partner The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Together with research partner, Development Dimensions International, the distinguished panel conducts a unique three-phase judging process:


From aquantitative organization data analysis, the top performers from across Asia are selected and invited to submit their nominations before proceeding to Phase Two.


Face-to-face interviews to assess the candidates' leadership capabilities.


Final selection of winners for the awards.

13th ABLA Judges

Professor Robert H. Gertner
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance;
Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Programs
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Dr. Rich Wellins
Senior Vice President
Development Dimensions International

John Casey
Senior Vice President, International News and Programming
CNBC International

Micheal Kearns
Head of News and Programming, Asia
CNBC International

Mr Victor Chu
First Eastern Investment Group

Mr. M S Unnikrishnan
Managing Director & CEO
Thermax Ltd.

Mr Tan Pheng Hock
President & CEO
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd.

Contact ABLA

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    Jane Lam
    Senior Events Marketing Executive

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