Singapore’s MediaCorp has developed, after 12 years of broadcasting, Channel NewsAsia as an excellent regional channel.
It has celebrated its success by announcing an Asia-wide business award called the Luminary Awards. This recognises the business minds and leaders who inspire and motivate entrepreneurs. Channel NewsAsia is using this event to herald its renewed focus on business content.
Four awards were presented on 25th February at Raffles Hotel and broadcast on the 2nd March.
(1) Green Luminary Award – Sembcorp Industries Limited
(2) Innovation Luminary Award – HTC Corporation
(3) Future Business Luminary Award – Xiaofeng Peng (Chairman & CEO, LDK Solar)
(4) Lifetime Achievement Luminary Award – Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited)
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dr KiranMazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocom Limited. Dr Shaw started her business in a garage of a rented house in the 1970s with just US$200. In 2004 Biocom was floated in the Indian Stock Exchange making Dr Shaw the richest woman in India.