Renowned Malaysian Celebrity, Neelofa won the Elegante Distinguished Woman of the Year Award

Published by Sabrina Alauddin @ 12/01/2018

Forbes 30 under 30 Asia personnel and Malaysian Celebrity, Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor or better known as Neelofa, successfully nabbed the Woman of the Year award at the Grandeur & Elegante International Business Award (GIBAEIBA) last night. On the other hand, Mr Ben Kong won the Grandeur Distinguished Man of the Year award.

The gala award held at St Regis, Kuala Lumpur was attended by distinguished local and international guests such as Singapore actor and film director Jack Neo, inspiring social entrepreneur Jerryson Abraham Doss, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Abd Samad Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, renowned Macau singer and actress Maria Cordero and Senator Datuk Seri Abdul Halim bin Abdul Samad.

Endorsed by Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs (SAME), the GIBAEIBA gala ceremony aims to recognize and celebrate the success of extraordinary young entrepreneurs from various industries while providing the entrepreneurs’ personal branding a boost to the global audience. A representative from Elegante Muse International, Lee Bee Lan said, “In today’s social media era, personal branding is no longer a self-promotion, but a leadership requirement.”

Organizing chairwoman, Raechel Chong said, As an entrepreneur myself, I feel an obligation to highlight and celebrate these Malaysian Extraordinaire and their stories. Personally, I have been through my highs and lows, and I empathize and respect these entrepreneurs who pour their heart and soul into their dreams that they believe in when no one else would. They had a stare down with Fate and came out stronger, but they also need to be given a pat on their shoulders and someone to tell them—Well Done!

“The award is only the start of the journey for our winners, and it is my honour to be able to use this platform to tell the ongoing stories of our award winners in the hope of inspiring other youths and those who dare to dream”, she added. 

Ben Kong, Grandeur Distinguished Man of the Year

A total of 108 awards were presented to the nominees of the Grandeur International Business category. Meanwhile the Elegante International Business category recognized 35 women entrepreneurs. An official trophy, created and designed by Malaysia’s largest pewter manufacturer and GIBAEIBA Strategic Partner, Royal Selangor, was awarded to the winners.

Grandeur & Elegante International Business Award (GIBAEIBA) was proudly organized by Elegante Muse International with Global D’bay Resources Limited New Zealand as the official international award partner.


Maria Cordero, Macau Singer & Actress

Dato' Dr Jay Ho, Entrepreneur and Board Advisor of JiO Technologies Limited