Nanofilm CEO Dr. Shi Xu named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Singapore

Dr. Shi Xu, Chief Executive Officer, Nanofilm Technologies International Pte Ltd has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2017 Singapore by professional services organization, EY. This was announced at the 16th EY EOY awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore this evening, where Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, was the guest-of-honor.

• Serena Adsit, Mint Singapore
• Poon Hong Yuen, SPRING Singapore
• Jocelyn Chng, JR Group Holdings
• Elim Chew, FastFast and ElimChewTV
• Gabriel Tan, BlackBookAsia and SVR BlackBookAsia
• Eugene Ng, SVR BlackBookAsia
• Adeline Tan, SPRING Singapore

Dr. Shi, who was also named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Advanced Manufacturing, will be Singapore’s representative at the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2018. He will compete with more than 60 other country winners for the coveted world title. The EY WEOY competition is the hallmark of the awards program, offering a platform to profile local entrepreneurs among the world’s best business leaders.

• Minister Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence

On winning the top honor, Dr. Shi says:

“It is a great honor to win this award this year. I thank my wife, my children and the rest of my family for their love and consistent support through the peaks and valleys in my entrepreneurial journey. I also thank my partners, management team and staff both in Singapore and abroad. Without their support, contribution and innovation, it would not be possible for me to win this award. Winning is a new start! It is a recognition of my past achievements. More importantly it is an inspiration to my future work. Technology, adaptability, perseverance and teamwork are key to win the race in the face of an ever-changing world.”

• Chia Yoong Hui, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ascenz (EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Maritime Technology Solutions)
• Jaslin Lau
• Lim Siew Hiang
• Sia Teck Chong, Co-founder, Director and Chief Technical Officer, Ascenz (EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Maritime Technology Solutions)

In addition to the top honor, EY presented four other EOY category awards:

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Advanced Manufacturing
    Dr. Shi Xu, Chief Executive Officer
    Nanofilm Technologies International Pte Ltd
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Maritime Technology Solutions
    Mr. Chia Yoong Hui, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and
    Mr. Sia Teck Chong, Co-founder, Director and Chief Technical Officer
    Ascenz Pte Ltd
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Financial Services Technology Enablement
    Mr. Lennon Tan, Group Chairman
    JK Tech Group
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year – Diversified Engineering
    Mr. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer
    PBA International Pte Ltd

• Dr. Ernest Rex Tan, Smile Inc.
• Grace Chong-Tan, Smile Inc.
• Datin Sharel Ho, DeFred Jewellers
• Anna Lysenko
• Michael Ma, IndoChine

• Max Loh, EY


For more information: http://www.ey.com/sg

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