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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 4, 2007

Business leaders gather to honor winners of Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 and Businessman of the Year awards. On December 4, 2007, 335 guests gathered at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Malaysia to attend an award Prime Minister Badawi making his keynote speech

ceremony and dinner in honor of Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 companies and Businessman of the Year. The Honorable YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, was the guest-of-honor and participated in a “Meeting of Minds” with Tim Ferguson, Editor of Forbes Asia. Mr K.V. Kamath, Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank, flew in from Mumbai to be presented with the Businessman of the Year award and also engaged in a “Meeting of Minds” with Mr Ferguson. Senior representatives of many of the Fabulous 50 companies from across the region were also on hand to receive awards. The full list of the Fabulous 50 companies was published in the September 17, 2007 issue, while the Businessman of the Year feature

Mr K.V. Kamath, Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank, is Forbes Asia’s 2007 Businessman of the Year. (L-R): Dan McHugh, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific; Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade & Industry; K.V. Kamath ; Mrs Kamath; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes.

appeared in December 10, 2007 issue.

Fabulous 50 award recipients and Businessman of the Year 2007

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K.V. Kamath making his acceptance speech

A “Meeting of Minds” between K.V. Kamath and Tim Ferguson

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng, Executive Chairman, IOI Corporation; Christopher Forbes

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; K. Venkataramanan; President and Member of the Board, Larsen & Toubro; Christopher Forbes

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; Junichi Yoshikawa, Chairman, Toyota Boshoku; Christopher Forbes

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; Uwe Derigs, Senior Vice President, Li & Fung; Christopher Forbes

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; Jim McAdam, Regional President, Neptune Orient Lines Ltd.; Christopher Forbes

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Minister Rafidah Aziz; Bruce Cheng, Chairman, Delta Electronics; Christopher Forbes

Cecilia Zecha, Special Projects Director, Forbes Asia, Master of Ceremonies for the evening

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Christopher Forbes welcoming the award recipients and guests

Dan McHugh congratulating the award-winning companies

Tim Ferguson, Editor of Forbes Asia, and Scott DeCarlo, Editor of Forbes statistics unit, sharing with guests the selection methodology

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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner

A “Meeting of Minds� between Prime Minister Badawi and Tim Ferguson

(L-R): K.V. Kamath and Mrs Kamath; Prime Minister Badawi

Earlier in the evening, Prime Minister Badawi met with some of the award recipients at a private cocktail.

Prime Minister Badawi greeting M.R. Shanker, Executive Vice President, Larsen & Toubro

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Prime Minister Badawi greeting Damian Glendinning, Group Treasurer, Lenovo Group

Prime Minister Badawi greeting Himanshu Mathur, Country Manager, Tata Consultancy Services

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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 4, 2007

The evening provided excellent networking opportunities for all guests.

(L-R): Ng Lip Yong, Deputy Minister, MIDA; James Keith, Ambassador, US Embassy; Yeoh Tiong Lay, Executive Chairman, YTL Corporation Berhad

(L-R): Christopher Forbes; Lim Gait Tong, Chairman & Chief Executive, Farlim Group (M) Bhd

(L-R): Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Chairman, Malaysia Airlines; S. Pillai, Director, Tata Consultancy Services Malaysia

(L-R): Arief Yahya, Director, Telekomunikasi Indonesia; K.K. Kim, Chief Financial Officer, LG Electronics Malaysia; William Cheng, President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Malaysia

(L-R): Dan McHugh; Tan Sri Dato’ Lee Shin Cheng

(L-R): James Yang, General Manager, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp.; Robert Hwang, President & COO, Wistron; Bruce Cheng, Chairman, Delta Electronics; Minister Rafidah Aziz

(L-R): Chua Thian Poh, Chairman & CEO, Ho Bee Investment Ltd.; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia

At a media conference held earlier in the afternoon, members of the media got the opportunity to meet with Businessman of the Year, Mr K.V. Kamath, together with Forbes Asia editor, Tim Ferguson. Also present at the media conference were Mr Dan McHugh, CEO of DHL Express, the presenting sponsor & Datuk R. Karunakaran, Director General of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, the host sponsor.

Reporters posing questions to K.V. Kamath

We thank the award recipients, guests and sponsors of the Fabulous 50 and Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner. Presenting Sponsor

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Host Sponsor

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