The entrepreneurial spirit is something to be admired in todayâ€™s business environment. In many ways, the top CEOs of today be it Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerbeg all started out as budding entrepreneurs before becoming some of the richest men in the world.
But, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Though it provides immense opportunities, there are plenty of risks and the road to success is littered with failures.
Despite all that, that has not deterred these unstoppable individuals from getting to where they are today. As it so happens, the theme for this yearâ€™s EY Entrepreneur of The Year (EOY) Malaysia awards is â€œThe Unstoppablesâ€, in an effort to recognise and celebrate the achievements of extraordinary local entrepreneurs.
These are individuals are driven by their desire to better the world around them and are not deterred by seemingly insurmountable challenges in their effort to achieve their ambitions. They are the ones who break the mould and chart their own paths, looking for new solutions and break away from the pack to lead it.
Philip Rao, the programme director of the EOY Malaysia programmed shared that there are only a few leaders who go beyond conventional success to build something truly remarkable: the ones who never give up. â€œThese exceptional individuals inspire innovation without limitation and fuel growth and prosperity by being unstoppable.â€
One such individual is Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Group EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Malaysia who will represent the country in Monte Carlo in June this year.
â€œWe are confident there are more outstanding Malaysian entrepreneurs out there whose stories should be heard, whose vision and contributions should be recognized, and whose person should be celebrated. Help us do this by nominating them for our EOY Malaysia awards this year,â€ urged Rao.
â€œThe EOY Malaysia programme is a first step towards the World Entrepreneur of The Year (WEOY). Therefore, we strongly urge our Malaysian entrepreneurs, regardless of their business industry or size, to participate in the EOY Malaysia programme,â€ concluded Rao.
From now till 21 June 2019, members of the public are invited to nominate outstanding Malaysian entrepreneurs across four categories: Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master.
The overall country winner will be chosen among the four winners and will represent Malaysia at the prestigious EY World EOY in Monte Carlo next year.
For more information about the EOY 2019 Malaysia programme and to submit a nomination, visit www.ey.com/my/eoy.