Singapore – 29 September -- CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, in Asia Pacific is giving viewers a chance to vote for their top business leader between now and October 23, 2009. The business leader with the most votes wins the Asia Viewers’ Choice Award that will be announced at this year’s 8th Asia Business Leaders Awards on November 26, 2009.
This interactive element enables practitioners of Corporate Asia to have a say in the Business Leader they think should be honored. The 12 finalists for the Viewers Choice Awards are:
a. Mr. Zhou Jichang, Chairman of Board of Directors, China Communications Construction Co.
b. Mr. Frank Gaoning Ning, Chairman, COFCO Corporation
c. Mr. Shiv Nadar, Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies Ltd
d. Mr. Hiroshi Nagase, President & CEO, NAGASE & Co., Ltd
e. Mr. Peter Bahn-Suk Kim, Vice Chairman & CEO, LG Chem, Ltd
f. Mr. Johan Dennelind, Chief Executive Officer, DiGi.Com Bhd
g. Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, CBE, Managing Director, YTL Corporation Berhad
h. Mr. Dean Lao Jr., Managing Director, Chemrez Technologies Inc.
i. Mr. Tan Pheng Hock, President & CEO, ST Engineering
j. Mr. Sunny George Verghese, Group Managing Director & CEO, Olam International Limited
k. Mr. Tang Kin Fei, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries Ltd
i. Mr. Adirek Sripratak, President & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL
CNBC pioneered the prestigious ABLA to salute remarkable business leaders for their continuing commitment to excellence in Asia. This event gathers the most influential names in both industry and government under one roof to celebrate vision and the spirit of achievement in business leadership.
To vote, please visit for more information on the nominees and cast your vote via the website. Viewers are able to vote until 23rd October 2009.
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