Individuals, who have by achievement and contributions to society, become brands were honoured at The BrandLaureate Brand ICON Leadership Awards held in Malaysia. This is a prestigious high-level event and amongst the guest at the Sunway Resorts Hotel and Spa on 3rd October were the Chief Minister of Sarawak YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Y.A.M Tunku Dato’ Seri Utama Naquiyuddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja‘afar, YABhg Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid, Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad, YABhg Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, former Minister and former President of Gerakan and now the Chancellor of Wawasan Open University and YABhg Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi, retired Chief Justice of Malaysia.

Left to right: Ybhg General Tan Sri (Dr) Mohammed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali (Rtd), Chairman, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak and Dr. KKJohan, President of The BrandLaureate.
Memorabilia of The BrandLaureate
Dr. KKJohan, President of The BrandLaureate, ushering YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak and his wife YAB Puan Sri Ragad Alkurdi Taib, to the ballroom.
Arrival of guest and winners for The BrandLaureate Brand ICON Leadership Awards 2012.
VVIP at The BrandLaureate Brand ICON Leadership Awards 2012.

The event is organised by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) and it honours the achievements and contributions of successful individuals who have achieved remarkable success.

The Chief Minister of Sarawak YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud was conferred with The BrandLaureate Legendary Brand ICON Leadership Award 2012. This is given to those who have had a profound impact on the nation and society and his contribution to the development and modernisation of the State and his visionary foresight and passion were rewarded.

Other awards presented on 3rd October by APBF are as follows:

Winners for The BrandLaureate Grand Prix D’ Excellence Brand ICON Leadership Awards 2012 (left to right): Ybhg Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba, Advisor, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation; Dr. KKJohan, President of The BrandLaureate; Yabhg Tun Ahmad Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid, Chairman, Permodalan Nasiaonal Berhad; Yabhg Tun Dato' Seri Zaki Tun Azmi, Chancellor of Multimedia University & Masha University College and Retired Chief Justice; Yabhg Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, Chancellor of Wawasan Open University, Retired Minister and Politician; Ybhg General Tan Sri (Dr) Mohammed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali (Rtd), Chairman, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation and Ym Senator Raja Datuk Ropiaah Binti Raja Abdullah, Secretary General, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation.
Winners for The BrandLaureate Premier Brand ICON Leadership Awards 2012 (left to Right): Ybhg Tan Sri Datuk Ng Teck Fong, Group Executive Chairman, Tomei Consolidated Berhad; Ybhg Tan Sri Dato' Michael Chen Wing Sum, Retired Minister & Politician and Advocate & Solicitor; Ybhg Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, Director, OSK Holdings Berhad; Ybhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri V. Jeyaratnam, Chairman, Perak Turf Club and representative of Ybhg Tan Sri Datuk G. Gnanalingam, Executive Chairman, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 (left to right): Dr. KKJohan, Ybhg Datuk Lee Chong Wei, World No. 1 Badminton Player (Winner); Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pamg, National Sportswomen, Diving; Ybhg General Tan Sri (Dr) Mohammed Hashim Bin Mohd Ali (Rtd), Chairman, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation and Ms. Chew Bee Peng, Chief Executive Officer, The BrandLaureate.
Winners for the BrandLaureate Grand Master Brand ICON Leadership Awards 2012 (left to right): Dr. KKJohan, Ybhg Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba, Advisor, Asia Pacific Brands Foundation; Ms. Pandelela Rinong Pamg, National Sportswomen, Diving; Ybhg Professor Datuk Dr HJ Mohamed Mydin B. Mohd Musa, President, Society of Sports & Exercise Medicine Malaysia; Ybhg Datuk G. Vijayanathan, Malaysian & International Sports Personality; Ms. Zee Avi, Singer / Songwriter; Mr. Norman Abdul Halim, Executive President, KRU Group of Companies; Ybhg Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba, Managing Director, Persona Pictures Sdn Bhd and Ybhg Datuk Bridget Menezes, Speaker and Counsellor.
Dr. KKJohan, MME Martine Dorance (French Ambassador), Dato' Shake (International Singer) and Datin Milena Shake surrounded by bevy of beauty queens.