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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner November 2, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner This year’s Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner was held on November 2nd at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some 230 guests gathered to celebrate the best small and midsized companies in Asia Pacific and honor their success. The 2015 Best Under A Billion list draws from a universe of 17,000 companies in Asia Pacific with annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, have positive net income and have been publicly traded for at least a year. The candidates are screened on their sales growth, earnings growth in the past 12 months and over three years, and for the strongest five-year return on equity. The result is a final list featuring 200 exceptional small and midsized companies from Asia Pacific. The complete list can be found on www.forbes.com/BUB.

Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Media, welcoming award recipients and guests to the event

Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman of Sunway Group, Presenting Sponsor of the event, making welcome remarks

Guest-of-Honor Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia making remarks


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner November 2, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Distinguished business leaders participated in a panel on the “Blueprint for growth”, moderated by Tim Ferguson, Editor of Forbes Asia. The panel discussed what it takes to head an emerging company, as well as lessons to learn from CEOs of larger, more established companies.

Blueprint for growth (Left to right) Jeremy Yee, Group CEO, Cordlife Group; Goh Peng Ooi, Founder & Group Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis; Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman, Sunway Group; Mark Chang, Founder, JobStreet; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Selected Award Recipients of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion:

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman, Sunway Group; Chen Yanling, CFO, Executive Director & VP, China Medical System Holdings; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Hung Ho Quynh, Chairman & CEO, Dien Quang Lamp; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; G V Bhaskar Rao, Chairman & MD, Kaveri Seed; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Gerard H. Brimo, President & CEO, Nickel Asia Corporation; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Richard Adisastra, President Director, PT Pakuwon Jati; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Christopher Forbes; Kim Jin-Soo, CEO & President, Texcell-Netcom

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Azmir Merican, CEO & Group MD, UEM Edgenta; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Goh Yeow Lian, Executive Chairman & MD, Wee Hur Holdings; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Daio Sato, MD, Yumeshin Holdings; Christopher Forbes


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner November 2, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This year, four companies were presented with Special Honoree awards. BEST OF THE BEST

THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Anutin Charnvirakul, Chairman, STP&I; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Michael Boorne, Non-Executive Director, My Net Fone; Christopher Forbes

THE FASTEST GROWING

THE MOST PROFITABLE

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Billy Kan, Executive Director, Chairman & CEO, China LNG Group; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jeffrey Cheah; Russell De Zilva, Joint CEO, Vallibel Power Erathna; Christopher Forbes

The evening also provided exclusive opportunities for high-level networking among award recipients and guests.

(Left to right) Razman M. Hashim, Deputy Chairman, Sunway; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman, Sunway Group; William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Vivek Partheeban, COO, Caplin Point Laboratories; Alluri Indra Kumar, Chairman & MD, Avanti Feeds; Boby Michael, CFO, Kitex Garments; Pankaj Seth, Chairman & MD, Orbit Exports

(Left to right) Audrey Shing; Mark Chang, Founder, JobStreet; Lionel Liong, Special Officer to CEO, JobStreet Corporation; Wee Kah Khim, Senior Vice President, ViTrox Corporation; Siaw Kok Tong, Senior Vice President, ViTrox Corporation; Gary Leong, Director -Business Development, ViTrox Corporation

(Left to right) Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Li Ning, Executive Director, Henderson Land Development, Hong Kong Ferry Holdings

(Left to right) Teong Teck Lean, Group CEO & MD, GD Express Carrier; Jeffrey Cheah, Founder & Chairman, Sunway Group; Peh Suat Cheng, Special Advisor on Life Sciences, Sunway University; Raja Arshad Uda, Chairman, Maxis


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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner November 2, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Left to right) Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; Mohd Sheriff Bin Mohd Kassim, Chairman & Independent Non-Executive Director, Scientex

(Left to right) Norris Lam, Partner, Whale Capital; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media; Sarena Cheah, MD, Property Development Division, Group Strategy & Corporate, Sunway

(Left to right) Jerry Wu, CEO, APCODM; Yvonne Chia, Director, Astro Malaysia Holdings; Pichaet Wiriyachitra, CEO, Asian Phytoceuticals; Nicholas Chia, Founder & Chairman, Esabee Group of Companies; Susan Cheah, Executive Director, Non-Independent Executive Director, Sunway

(Left to right) Ramoncito S. Fernander, Vice Chairman, CII Bridges & Roads Investment; Nguyen Van Thanh, General Director, CII Bridges & Roads Investment; Denn Charly G. Espanola, Deputy CEO, CII Bridges & Roads Investment; A K Nathan Elumalay, Executive Chairman & Group MD, Eversendai Corporation

(Left to right) Jeremy Yee, Group CEO, Cordlife Group; Gerard Teoh, Executive Director, Crave Capital; William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Goh Peng Ooi, Founder & Group Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis; Azman Mahmud, CEO, Malaysian Investment Development Authority

(Left to right) Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia; William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia, Forbes Media; Peter Allen, Executive Director, Pacific Century Group, Group MD, Pacific Century Regional Developments

(Left to right) Apparao V Mallavarapu, Chairman & MD, Centum Electronics; Srinivasan Desikan, CFO, Centum Electronics; Ajchara Tangmatitham, Director & Executive Vice President of the Group, Supalai; Prateep Tangmatitham, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Supalai; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Wu Ming-Chih Joe, General Manager, Director, Asia Neo Tech Industrial; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

Forbes Asia would like to thank all the award recipients, guests and sponsor of the Best Under A Billion Award Ceremony and Dinner. Presenting Sponsor

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