The Top Influential Brands and Winners at Influential Brands 2017

The 5th edition of 2017 CEO Asia Conference by Influential Brands, culminated in the presentation of Asia’s most-coveted “Top CEO of the Year”, “Top Influential Brands”, “Outstanding Brands”, “Influential Artist of the Year” and “Influential Woman of the Year” Awards, attracted some 400 prominent C-suite executives across the regions from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and China, with Mr Teo Ser Luck, Member of Parliament, gracing the event as the Guest of Honour.

Panel discussion, from left to right: Mr. Oliver Tan, CEO & Co-Founder of ViSenze, 
Ms. Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder & CEO of CXA, Mr. Sanjay Gujral, Regional Managing Director of L Catterton Asia, Ms. Mandy Lamb, Group Country Manager, Regional SEA & SVP, Global Client 
Management for Visa Inc., Mr. Alistair Taylor, President of Central Food Retail Company Thailand, and 
Ms. Wendy Lai, SEA Strategy & Operations Leader, Deloitte Consulting SEA

Among the 6 Top CEO Awardees, 3 are Singaporeans!  These business leaders, of diverse sectors from the consumer industry, have not only demonstrated their capacity to lead their organisations but also their ability to understand clearly what consumers expect from them.  Chow Tai Fook is a prominent leader in China and Hong Kong, Thai Beverage is a market leader in Thailand and in the region, NTUC FairPrice is a dominant player in the grocery sector in Singapore, Success Resources is the global market leader in people development, Hatten Land is a developer with an award- winning portfolio of integrated residential, hotel and commercial developments in Melaka and finally, ONE Championship has expanded to become the Asia’s largest Martial Arts Event Company.

The brands selected as “Top Influential Brands” awards, are based on more than five years of consumer insights and surveys covering five Asian countries and more than 5,000 participants from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. There are total 33 winners awarded the  “Top Influential Brands”.

 Top Influential Brands award - Sunshine and SCS

Top Influential Brands award -  CP Group

Old Chang Kee has entered the Influential Brands “Hall of Fame”, being the winner for Influential Brands “Top Influential Brands” for five consecutive years, a brand that appeals to all consumers of all generations.  At the same time, its sister brand, Curry Times, is also honoured as an "Outstanding Brand".

 William Lim, CEO of Old Chang Kee receiving Hall of Fame award

Besides the “Top Influential Brands” awards, there are also the “Outstanding Brands” awards that are created to identify, feature and celebrate brands that have shown resilience and growth in changing times.  The brand must not only be noteworthy in its own category, industry or domain but also show significant growth in revenue year-on-year for at least the past 2 years.

 Outstanding Brand - Choc Spot

Two new individual awards were also introduced this year., with Mr Iskandar Jalil, Singapore’s renowned potter, winning the inaugural “Influential Artist of the Year” award; and Ms Christine Tan, the anchor for CNBC “Managing Asia” programme, winnning the  inaugural “Influential Woman of the Year” award.

From Left to Right: Influential Artist of the Year - Iskandar Jalil,
and Influential Woman of Year- Christine Tan 

The birth of “Influential Artist of the Year” award hopes to encourage talented and fervid artists to champion arts through their zeal and relentless of pursuit of excellence in their work.  On the other hand, the “Influential Woman of the Year” award is in recognition of the awardee's exemplary achievements in 3 areas: influence, business leadership and personal branding.

 All Influential Brands awardees on stage

Top CEO of the Year (Name | Designation | Company)
  • Mr Seah Kian Peng | Chief Executive Officer | NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Limited 
  • Dato Colin Tan | Executive Chairman & Managing Director | Hatten Land Limited
  • Mr Chatri Sityodtong | Chairman | One Championship
  • Mr Richard Tan | Chairman | Success Resources Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Mr Kent Wong | Managing Director | Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company Limited
  • Mr Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi | President & CEO | Thai Beverage Public Company Limited

Influential Woman of the Year
  • Ms Christine Tan Anchor, Managing Asia CNBC

Influential Artist of the Year
  • Mr Iskandar Jalil Master & Veteran Potter

Hall of Fame
  • Old Chang Kee Food Kiosk

Top Influential Brands (Brand Name | Category | Country)
  • Raffles Hotel | Heritage Hotel | SG
  • Gardens by the Bay | Tourist Attraction | SG
  • Lee Hwa Jewellery | Premium Jewellery | SG
  • Din Tai Fung | Asian Restaurant | SG
  • BreadTalk | Bakery | Asia
  • NTUC FairPrice | Supermarket & Online Grocery Retailer | SG
  • Watsons | Retail Loyalty Card & Personal Care Store | SG
  • MindChamps | Pre-school Education | SG
  • Orange Clove | Caterer | SG
  • ERA | Property Agency | SG
  • Spectacle Hut | Multi-Brand Designer Optical | SG
  • Gain City | Air-con & Home Appliance Retailer | SG
  • Huawei | Mobile Phone | China
  • Delsey | Luggage | Asia
  • De Longhi | Premium Coffee Maker | Asia
  • Canon | Camera | Asia
  • Grab | Taxi Booking App | Asia
  • Lazada | Online Market Place | Asia
  • Jean Yip Group | Beauty Centre | SG
  • My First Skool | Pre-school Education | SG
  • Sunshine | Bread | SG
  • SCS | Butter | SG
  • CP Group | Frozen Food | Asia
  • Gardenia | Bread | SG
  • Skylight Abalone | Premium Gift | SG
  • Bonjour | Bread | SG
  • Katrina Holdings | Bali Thai, So Pho, Streats | SG
  • | Online Job Search | Asia
  • Central Food Retail Group | Grocery and Convenience Retailer | Thailand
  • Chow Tai Fook | Most Trustworthy Brand Premium Jewellery | Asia
  • Joy City | Shopping Mall | China
  • Beijing Tong Ren Tang | Traditional Chinese Medicine | China
  • Telkomsel | Telecommunications | Indonesia

Outstanding Brands (Brand Name | Category| Logo Display)
  • Choc Spot Confectionary | Retailer Outstanding Brands - SG
  • Curry Times | Local Cuisine | Outstanding Brands - SG
  • Prata Wala | Indian Restaurant | Outstanding Brands - SG
  • KIODA | Korean Concept Store | Outstanding Brands - MY

Image Credits: Influential Brands


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