YB DATO’ SERI RIDZUAN HONORS DATO’ SERI IVAN TEH, DATO’ MIRNAWAN BIN HAJI NAWAWI, PROF TAN SRI DATO’ WIRA DR. MOHD SHUKRI AB. YAJID AMONG OTHER PROMINENT ICONS AT THE ANNUAL SEBA AWARDS 2019

Published by Lavinesh @ 13/12/2019

Achievement Award of the Year - Music - Dato Zainal Abidin

The 4th SME and Entrepreneurs Business Awards (SEBA) 2019 saw Malaysia’s crème de la crème of SMEs and entrepreneurs honoured and awarded at the Recognition Gala Dinner at the Palace of the Golden Horses.

Entrepreneur of the Year - Dato Seri Ivan Teh

The event, which was officiated by YBhg Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and saw the likes of Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh of Fusionex receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Dato’ Mirnawan bin Haji Nawawi bagging the Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports and Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid taking home the Edu-Preneur of the Year Awards.

Prof. Tan Sri Dato Wira Dr Mohd Shukri - Edupreneur of the Year

The SEBA Awards made its debut 4 years ago under the auspices of Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia (YUM) with the aim to support and recognise the country’s players within the SME business landscape focussing on “Entrepreneur Empowerment”. With a mission to harness the experience and expertise of all the award recipients, both past and current, SEBA has now become an integral platform and a catalyst for entrepreneurs to grow together with their team members and to meet like-minded entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate.

Fashion Entrepreneur of the year - RIzman Ruzaini

SEBA 2019 also played host to legendary musician Dato’ Zainal Abidin who took home the Lifetime Achievement Awards in Music and took to stage with a surprise performance of his chart topper ‘Hijau’ which blended perfectly with the “Rainforest” theme and concept for the night clearly driving home the message that SEBA supports change and is working towards tackling the environmental issues to achieve a positive outcome.  Yayasan Usahawan Malaysia through SEBA encourages the SMEs and entrepreneurs to commit to a cause such as recycling and reduction of plastic waste through their businesses.

Group photo of all the Winners

Amongst some of the prestigious awards that were given out during the gala dinner were the highly anticipated Technopreneur of the Year Award to a true visionary and leader Kamarul A Mohamed, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Group. In addition to that The Olive Tree Group, Executive Director, Leslie Gomez presented The Celebrity Entrepreneur of The Year Award to Mohd Razizan Razak.

Haith Iskander - Peforming Artist of the Year

Malaysia’s funny man Harith Iskandar received the award for Performing Arts Entrepreneur of the Year while Ruzaini Wan Jamil and Rizman Nordin bagged the Fashion Icon of the Year Award. The Celebrity Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Nurul Alfira Loy and the Youth Icon of The Year was presented to Christy Ng, founder and CEO of Christy Ng.

Kevin Zahri Abdul Ghaffar - Wellness Entrepreneur of the year

This year also saw the introduction of new categories in the Health & Wellness Entrepreneurship category, with V Ultimate Wellness Bhd recognised as the Wellness Company of the Year and Kevin Zahri bagged The Wellnesspreneur of the Year Award.

SEBA TOP 16 Entrepreneurs Winners