CHT Awards, a biennial event organised by CHTNetwork, made its 7th edition last Saturday. The prestigious award ceremony has been growing from strength to strength over the years recognising local captains and also foreign winners who had specially flew in from various countries. The event held at the elegant Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, saw over 400 guests walked its red-carpeted entrance to celebrate the world-class achievements of exceptional individuals who have inspired the world over and played a significant role in their contribution towards helping others.
Specially invited guests included Guest of Honour YB Senator Datuk Ng Chiang Chin; and VIPs including Thailand Ambassador to Malaysia H.E Damrong Kraikruan, Tan Sri Michael Yeoh, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dato Richard Koh, and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai.
The evening saw 10 “CHT Pursuit of Excellence Awards” presented as National Awards to captains from various sectors including medical, governmental, hospitality, creative, manufacturing, and property from Malaysia. Not excluding the exceptional successes from abroad, the “CHT International Awards” went to recipients from Thailand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia, with the star of the awards - “CHT Lifetime Achievement Award” - presented to Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai.
Award winners are presented with the “CHT Eagle”, a pewter-made trophy that symbolises timelessness and soaring quest for achievements and attainment of greater heights.“ CHT Award is more than an award ceremony. It’s a platform that holds true to the value of hard work and persistence with a vision to change for the better. Mediocrity holds no seat in this podium and is reserved only for those who we believed represented the best in what they do,” said Ch’ng Huck Theng, founder of CHT Awards and CHTNetwork. “Most importantly, since our first edition, CHT Awards has been all about showing that aiming for growth and success can be hard work, and sweat, but enjoying and celebrating the sweet fruit of success with likeminded people from the industry and making a positive change is all worthwhile.”
The evening began with a speech by organising director and founder of CHT Awards – Mr Ch’ng Huck Theng – followed by performances by Singapore’s award-winning instrumentalist - The TENG Company; Indonesia’s singer Hendrik Wijaya; and Tourism Australia’s very own fashion showcase that has specially flown in Australian designer Emily Ward and Serena Lindeman – which all happened between awarding sessions presented over the course of the evening.
CHT Lifetime Achievement Award
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Khoon Hai
CHT International Awards
Jim Thompson - Assignment Management Services & Relocations - Malaysia
Sukanya Janchoo - Hospitality - Thailand
Franz Chen - Arts & Culture - Taiwan
Kim C.A. Ford - Education Management - United Kingdom
The TENG Company - Musical Performance & Education - Singapore
Ronald Kam - Heritage Food Business - Hong Kong
Ken Ong - Business - Australia
CHT Pursuit of Excellence Awards
Alpha Fertility Centre - IVF Technologies
Genesis IVF - Medical Tourism: Fertility
Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd - Hospitality
Penang Medical College - Medical College
Dr Azmi bin Hj Mohd - Government
Chew Han Tah - Film Director and Producer
Tan Hock Kheng - Manufacturer: Healthcare
Teoh Han Chuan - Manufacturer: Household Plasticware
Sunsuria Berhad - Developer
Roberto Guerra - Expatriate
CHT Best Dress Awards