Friday, October 14, 2011

PNB CEO gets "Businessman of the Year 2011" award

PENANG: The Asian Academy of Management (AAM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on Friday, Oct 14 presented the "Businessman of the Year 2011" award to Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman.

The award was presented by AAM president Zamri Ahmad and USM vice-chancellor Datuk Omar Osman after Hamad Kama Piah had delivered a keynote address on "Transforming Asian Business through Innovation for a Sustainable Tomorrow".

Omar told reporters the choice of Hamad Kama Piah was based on his leadership qualities and integrity which raised PNB to be on par with other
government-linked companies, such as Petronas and Khazanah Nasional.

He named previous award winners as the late Tan Sri Bek-Nielsen of United PLANTATION []s, Tan Sri Fumihiko Konishi (Texchem Corporation), Datuk Jamaluddin
Ibrahim (Maxis), Datuk Seri Ahmad Farid Ridzuan (Media Prima) and Datuk Seri Eleena Azlan Shah (GAMUDA BHD []).

AAM also the awarded life membership to four individuals who had exhibited characteristics of charismatic leadership and integrity in the academic field
and industry.

They are Omar, Albukhary International University vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Texchem Corporation managing director Brian Tan and
Selectra Industries managing director Tahiruddin Tun Hamdan.

AAM is a non-governmental organisation based at USM since 1994. - Bernama

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