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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 8, 2010

Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner On December 8, 2010, Forbes Asia’s 2010 Fabulous 50 companies & Businessman of the Year were honored for their success at an award ceremony and dinner held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Prime Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Abhisit Vejjajiva, was the guest-of-honor and he presented the Businessman of the Year award to this year’s recipient, AirAsia’s Group CEO, Tony Fernandes. Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 companies are Asia-Pacific’s best big public companies, with at least US$3 billion in revenue or market capitalization. Forbes editors picked the group of companies based on their long-term profitability, sales and earnings growth as well as projected earnings and stock-price gains. This year’s list of Fabulous 50 companies was published in the 2010 September Special Issue of Forbes Asia, while the Businessman of the Year feature appeared in the December 2010 issue.


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(Left to right) Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes; Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad; His Excellency Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand

Tony Fernandes making his acceptance speech

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom, President, MCOT; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes; Si Zefu, Chairman, Dongfang Electric; Surapon Nitikraipot, Chairman of the Board, MCOT; Tevin Vongvanich, CFO, PTT

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom; Christopher Forbes; Cheung Yan, Chairlady, Nine Dragons Paper Holdings; Surapon Nitikraipot; Tevin Vongvanich

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom; Christopher Forbes; Sunny George Verghese, Group MD & CEO, Olam International; Surapon Nitikraipot; Tevin Vongvanich

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom; Christopher Forbes; Arun Nanda, Board Director, Mahindra & Mahindra; Surapon Nitikraipot; Tevin Vongvanich

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom; Christopher Forbes; Girija P. Pande, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services; Surapon Nitikraipot; Tevin Vongvanich

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom; Christopher Forbes; Chanin Vongkusolkit, CEO, Banpu; Surapon Nitikraipot; Tevin Vongvanich


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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 8, 2010

The evening also provided an excellent networking opportunity for all award recipients and guests.

(Left to right) Wei Ying-Chiao, Group Chairman, Tingyi Holdings; Cheung Yan, Chairlady, Nine Dragons Paper Holdings; Liu Ming Chung, Deputy Chairman & CEO, Nine Dragons Paper Holdings

(Left to right) Tanawat Wansom, President, MCOT; Surapon Nitikraipot, Chairman of the Board, MCOT; His Excellency Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia; Tevin Vongvanich, CFO, PTT

(Left to right) Reddy Satish, MD, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories; Everett Chu, Executive Director & CFO, Want Want China Holdings

(Left to right) Prateep Tangmatitham, Founder, Supalai; Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive VP, Central Pattana

(Left to right) Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad; Chanin Vongkusolkit, CEO, Banpu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; His Excellency Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand

(Left to right) Girija P. Pande, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services; Tevin Vongvanich, CFO, PTT

(Left to right) Howie Lau, Vice President & General Manager, ASEAN, Lenovo Group; Tanawat Wansom, President, MCOT


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Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 8, 2010

(Left to right) William Adamopoulos; Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation; Christopher Forbes; Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Tom Kruesophon, MD, Tune Talk Thailand

(Left to right) August Tiu, Head of Project, Agile Property Holdings; Lin Yang, President, Digital China Holdings

Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 Economic Roundtable Before the start of the award ceremony and dinner, senior-level executives from the Fabulous 50 companies gathered at a private Economic Roundtable with the Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Korn Chatikavanij, to discuss the region’s economic prospects for 2011.

Sushil Maroo, Director & Group CFO, Jindal Steel & Power

(Left to right) His Excellency Korn Chatikavanij, Finance Minister of Thailand; Christopher Forbes; Girija P. Pande, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services; Devang Desai, Executive Director & Group CFO, Adani Enterprises

Si Zefu, Chairman, Dongfang Electric

Forbes Asia would like to thank all the award recipients, guests and sponsors of the Fabulous 50 & Businessman of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner. Host sponsor

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