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Local Celebrities Snag Prestigious McMillan Awards

Award-winning Malaysian actors and singers, namely Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Maya Karin, Elizabeth Tan, Jestinna Kuan and Joey Leong, were among the winners of the McMillan Global Awards 2022 held in November in Kuala Lumpur.

The ceremony was organised by McMillan Woods Global, a global association of independent local and regional rms of recognised quali ed accountants and professional advisors.

The awards night was held in conjunction with McMillan Global Woods’ 9th year anniversary. Hong Kong artists Just Cheung, Wiyona Yeung, Ophelia 3 and Eric Lau also received awards. The event was graced by the presence of Hong Kong artists, Maryjane Kwong and Kit Lam.

The McMillan Global Awards 2022 celebrates the commitment of McMillan Global Woods’ members worldwide in promoting exemplary leadership and recognising the successes of entrepreneurs and leading business visionaries in all industries.

Dato’ Seri Dr Raymond Liew, President of McMillan Woods Global, said the award honoured the recipients’ excellence and contributions towards global economic development, especially during the di cult pandemic times.

“The year 2022 has been a vital year for all industries as they progressively recover or reboot their businesses from the pandemic. We at McMillan Woods Global will do our best to be the medium in helping existing and upcoming industry players to ease the recovery process by providing business networking events, industrial talks and exhibitions.

“This will help them elevate their businesses and contribute to Malaysia’s economic development,” he added.

McMillan Woods Global is present in 72 countries worldwide. It o ers services such as accountancy, audit assurance, corporate governance and risk management, outsourcing, o shore set-up and taxation advisory.

The association is also known for its philanthropic initiatives over the years through its ‘McM Cares’ programme. It has donated some RM2 million to various charitable causes. This year, McMillan Woods Global aimed to raise over RM500,000 for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia and local newspaper foundations, namely –Yayasan Sinar Untuk Malaysia and Yayasan Nanyang Press, among others.

“We donate all the net collections from the award event to charity. I personally guarantee that no less than RM100,000 is given to charity each year. That is the reason why contributors are more receptive to the McMillan Woods Global Awards as we do not keep any surplus to ourselves. Nonetheless, this year, following the pandemic, the bar has been raised to RM500,000,” he added.

The awards welcomed an array of top-notch global corporate visionary leaders, A-List celebrities, and rising entrepreneurs from Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, China, the UAE, Hong Kong, the UK, the US, and more who possess outstanding nancial performance, global impact, influence, innovation and corporate social responsibility qualities.

This year, the association attracted many applicants which were whittled down to 44 awards nestled under three categories – McM Icons Awards, McM Masters Awards and McM Rising Star Awards.

McMillan Woods Global hopes the event will inspire rising industry players and act as a catalyst for the emergence of new business potentials to spur global industry growth in the future.

Winning categories of distinguished celebrities and other prominent awardees:

Category

Lifetime Achievement Award (Extraordinary Leadership)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Outstanding Entrepreneurship)

Private Trust Services Excellence Of The Year

Most Inspiring Visionary Singer Of The Year

Entertainment Industry Excellence Of The Year

Dynamic Personage Of The Year

Visionary Innovative Leader of The Year

Visionary Professional Engineer Persona of The Year

Visionary Serial Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Par Excellence Of The Year

Timeless Beaty Pageant Excellence

Female Performing Artist Excellence

Asia Paci c Most Promising Male Actor Of The Year

Asia Paci c Most Promising Female Actress Of The Year

Recipient

Arbiter Datuk Seri Dr. Suthiphan Sririkanon

Dato’ Dr. Lai Kim Teng (Sphere Corporate Sdn.Bhd)

Aida Othman (UBB Amanah Berhad)

Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza

Maya Karin

Dato’ Sri Dr. Sherwin Chew (Potential Excelerate Group Holding Sdn. Bhd)

Datuk Goh Cheh Yak (Gintell (M) Sdn. Bhd)

Ir. Professor Dr. Leong Wai Yie (INTI International University)

Dato’ Sri Azmin Mustam Abdul Harim (Petro Teguh (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

Prof. Dr. CocoAlex Yeoh (EMPRO)

Carrie Lee Sze Kei

Elizabeth Tan

Justin Cheung Kin Sing

Wiyona Yeung

Most Promising Asia Paci c Female Actress Of The Year Ophelia So

Emerging Cantonese Pop Star Of The Year

Most Inspiring Athlete Of The Year

Most Promising Female Performing Artist Of The Year

Most Promising Female Singer Of The Year

Most Promising Female Influencer Of The Year

All For One – Eric Lau

Goh Liu Ying

Joey Leong

Yazmin Aziz

Jestinna Kuan