Testimonials from Sponsors/Partners

Knowledge Partner
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“We are pleased to be a knowledge partner at this year’s CEO Asia Conference to share our insights on business transformation. The role of the CEO exists at the intersection of the external environment and the internal organisation. In today’s disruptive marketplace, it is not possible for CEOs to shield their organisations from ambiguity.”

Mr Philip Yuen
CEO
Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore

Singapore

Automobile Partner
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“Rolls-Royce has always been the choice for industry titans, and the movers and shakers of the business world. To maintain our pinnacle position means also constantly evolving and integrating cutting-edge technology to create the best in luxury. We are supporting Influential Brands®’ CEO Asia Conference as it is a unique platform to support the regional business arena, while showcasing our brand of luxury to highly-successful individuals.”

Mr Paul Harris
Asia Pacific Regional Director
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Singapore

Technology & Innovation Partner
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“Many of today’s Influential Brands have something in common: They’ve been quick to embrace technological disruptors like cloud and related technologies, accelerating their journey towards digital transformation. This has allowed them to innovate and go to market faster with better products and services – a critical competitive advantage in today’s business environment. Brands that are looking to widen their influence, both locally and globally, have the same opportunities at their fingertips – enabled by cloud. They can think big, nurture a culture of innovation, build products and services fast, experiment with Machine Learning and AI, and continue to delight their customers. That’s the new normal, enabled by cloud technology.”

Mr Nick Walton
Managing Director
ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
Singapore

Supporting Partner
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“We are honoured to receive the award and support this year’s panel discussion on Women in Leadership. We have come a long way through the support of our team, customers and partners. We believe in meaningful innovations through technological excellence. This award reaffirms our commitment to deliver high-quality products and provide new experiences for our customers.”

Mr Cheng Jiangfei
Managing Director
Huawei Consumer Business Group
Singapore

Testimonials from Business/Brand Leaders

A recognised regional trademark, Influential Brands® is the regional brand leadership platform that is endorsed by brand champions and successful business leaders across Asia.
2019 Top Chairman
Mr Tan Wang Cheow

“I am truly honoured and blessed to have been selected as Asia’s Top Chairman for the Year. I would like to credit this to the hard work and dedication of my colleagues, CEO and management team, Business Heads, business partners and friends for making all these possible – without their unwavering support all these years, through both the good and the bad times, Food Empire would not have achieved what it has today. Moving forward, we will continue to focus our efforts to growing more key markets, building brands, rationalizing business operations, enhancing our human capital resources and expanding our global footprint so as to create a stronger foundation for our future business development.”

Mr Tan Wang Cheow
Founder & Executive Chairman
Food Empire Holdings Limited
Singapore

2019 Top CEO
Mr Tony Fernandes

“I am thrilled to be recognised as Asia’s Top CEO by Influential Brands. I’d like to share this honour with our Allstars who have made AirAsia what it is today. Most companies don’t realise that their biggest asset is often people, that they’re only ever as good as those they employ. This is why for 18 years, I’ve been focused on doing my best for them, turning raw diamonds into diamonds, and I am proud to say that even with 24,000 staff, we’re generally a happy company.”

Mr Tony Fernandes
CEO
AirAsia Group
Malaysia

2019 top employer brand
Angliss Singapore
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“Receiving the Top Employer Brand award is a huge honour for us. This award affirms the dedication of our passionate team whom strives to “Challenging ourselves for a greater tomorrow”; and honours their time and efforts gone to cementing the foundation of all our successes. Anchored by the longstanding history as the leading distributor of gourmet brands, we will continue to uphold a diverse and inclusive workspace, foster a vibrant environment that contributes to the employer branding and inspires more talents to join us.”

Ms Angel Ding
Managing Director
Angliss Singapore
Singapore

2019 top employer brand
Pernod Ricard
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“At Pernod Ricard, we believe that blending performance and “Convivialité” is our distinctive way to work together. People are the fundamental core to success and putting the Employee Experience in the centre is key! An engaging development journey, with the right winning mindset and culture enables them to live and go the extra mile with us in achieving higher performance. This award received is definitely a strong testimonial booster towards our ambition in making Pernod Ricard Workplace recognised as best in class.”

Mr Cedric Retailleau
SEA Managing Director
Pernod Ricard
Singapore

2019 top employer brand
AirAsia
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“The Top Employer Brand award is a recognition for our Allstars and their commitment and relentless pursuit in ensuring guest happiness and ensuring AirAsia is an awesome company to work for, as we transition from being the World’s best low cost airline for 11 years consecutively to becoming the world’s best travel tech company”

Mr Varun Bhatia
Chief People and Culture Officer
AirAsia
Malaysia

2019 top employer brand
Raffles Hotel
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“For over 100 years, Raffles Hotel Singapore has been ahead of its times when it comes to being an employer of choice that provides talents the opportunity to develop and hone their skills on the world’s hospitality stage. This continues to be true for us as we reopen in 2019, following our second restoration. To be recognized by Influential Brands® with this award is an affirmation of our efforts and gives us great confidence to continue our efforts to ensure that talents are being given rewarding opportunities that will take their careers to the next level.”

Mr Christian Westbeld
General Manager
Raffles Hotel
Singapore

2019 top employer brand
UnionBank
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“UnionBank is proud to be one of the top brands because of the initiatives we have done to engage and develop our people holistically.  Our investments in people pave the way for UnionBank to deliver relevant products and solutions to customers that make a difference in their lives.”

Ms Michelle E. Rubio
Chief Human Resources Officer
UnionBank
Philippines

2019 top brand
pokka
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“With our vision, “Genuine Vitality to Life”, Pokka is fully committed to offer healthier life through our beverage. It is an honor to be awarded one of The Influential Brands, which surely encourage us to serve the customer and society better by every touch-point we have. Ever grateful for all the steps we journey as Pokka family.”

Ms Rieko Shofu
Group CEO
Pokka Corporation
Singapore

2019 top brand
Irvins
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“It is a true honour to have received the award as Top Brand for Lifestyle Snack. Over the years we’ve had supportive fans who enabled us to come this far. We are grateful that IRVINS is so well-loved, and we’re committed to constantly innovate more premium, high quality products for everyone.”

Mr Irvin Hasaka Yuga Gunawan
CEO
Cocoba Pte Ltd (IRVINS Salted Egg)
Singapore

2019 top brand
Beijing Tong Ren Tang
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“We are honoured to be recognized as one of the top brands for five years (2015 – 2019)! Tong Ren Tang has a history of 350 years since 1669, we strive to continue bringing the same tradition of persistence and dedication in producing quality Chinese Medicine, as we seek for the wellness and health of people globally.”

Ms Magie Hua
Director
Beijing Tong Ren Tong Science Arts
China

2019 top brand
Harry’s
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“Harry’s is incredibly humbled to receive this remarkable recognition as one of Influential Brands’ Top Brands of the year. What is even more heartwarming for us is the award coming from the consumers themselves as their preferred brand, a testament of our continued pursuit of excellence and customer-driven hospitality.

For close to three decades, Harry’s has been a space where guests can feel right at home, and where precious memories are formed over great drinks, food and entertainment. From our humble beginnings as an intimate jazz bar on Boat Quay, we have grown to become Singapore’s largest chain of bars with more than 21 outlets across the island and regional footprints in India and Myanmar. We look forward to continue bringing Harry’s brand to friends around the world.”

Mr Nasen Thiagarajan
CEO
Harry’s International
Singapore

2019 top brand
Q&M Dental
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“We’re honoured to receive this recognition and be part of a group of highly respected brands in Singapore.

As Q & M is also one of the companies participating in Enterprise Singapore’s Scale-up SG programme, we hope that we will become leaders in our fields and continue to add greater value to our dental healthcare brand.”

Dr Ng Chin Siau
Group CEO
Q & M Dental
Singapore

2019 top brand
fairprice
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“Being recognised as a Top Influential Brand for five consecutive years is an honour and testament of the trust consumers have accorded us. This prestigious accolade spurs us on in our ongoing pursuit of service excellence as we continue to galvanise the industry to forge new standards and collectively strive to make lives better for the communities that we serve.”

Mr Seah Kian Peng
GCEO
Fairprice Group
Singapore

2019 top employer brand
Food republic
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“Its truly an honor to be recognized and awarded with Top Employer (Asia) 2019! To build a sustainable and profitable business is all about the people behind these business activities who made a difference. Employees look forward to recognition from the Company for their good effort put in their everyday work. This award is even more meaningful as this is a recognition from our employees. In all that we do, “It All Starts from the Heart”! A big thank you to all team members in Food Republic!”

Mr Jenson Ong
CEO
Food Republic
Singapore

2019 top brand
Häagen-Dazs
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“Häagen-DazsTM is honored to emerge as Top Brand in Singapore and being the most preferred brand by consumers. Since 1961, we are dedicated in bringing great ice-cream of the highest quality to our consumers and for them to also share it with those they love. This award reaffirmed our goal to be the world’s most desirable ice-cream brand which we will continue to strive for.”

Mr Salil Murthy
Managing Director
Häagen-Dazs, India & SEA
Singapore

2019 top brand
Julie’s
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“Baking with love to more than 80 countries with our business philosophy of “what we don’t eat, we won’t let other people eat”. We make sure that we put only the finest ingredients into our products. No artificial colouring, no preservatives added, no compromise. We are honoured to receive this recognition once again and we thank all 80 countries partners, customers and consumers for what we are today. Without them, we won’t be here today.”

Mr Martin Ang
Director of Marketing
Julie’s Biscuit
Malaysia

2019 top brand
oppo
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“We are extremely honored to receive the award from Influential Brands. The focus on our customers and their new and ever-changing needs has been reflected throughout our evolution into one of the world’s leading smartphone brands. At OPPO, our commitment to artistic design and leading technology are cornerstones in everything we do, and we are thrilled to bring our pioneering innovations to consumers.”

Mr Derek Sun
Global Senior Brand Director
OPPO
China

2019 top brand
lazada
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“We are delighted to receive these two awards recognising Lazada and RedMart as the top Online Marketplace and e-Grocer in Singapore, respectively. This achievement reaffirms our position as the number one eCommerce platform, and will spur us on to even greater heights as we strive to deliver the best shopping experience for consumers and empower brands and sellers for long-term success.”

Mr James Chang
CEO
Lazada
Singapore

2019 top brand
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“The measure of any good brands reside not in only how well it is known but how much affinity they continue to build. The true strategic differentiator for any business is the brand value it holds in consumers’ heart and mind. We are deeply honoured for the over two decades, Sunway Pyramid continues to occupy a special place in consumers’ heart and mind.”

Mr HC Chan
Chief Executive Officer
Sunway Malls & Theme Parks
Malaysia

2019 top brand
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“We are honoured to receive this accolade – a Top Brand, one that is most preferred by consumers in Singapore. Our social-first omnichannel strategy has propelled us into an exciting chapter for the brand, engaging deeply with our audiences at every step of the way. As the true Creator brand, we hope to continue to change lives through sport with the communities we have built to impact our society at large.”

Mr Petr Stastny
Country Manager Singapore
Adidas
Singapore

2018 Influential Woman of The Year
Ms Nurul Izzah Anwar
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“Thank you kindly for such an honour tonight. I can only accept the Influential Woman of the Year award in the hopes that it would lead to further empowerment of women everywhere – especially strong Malaysian women, of various colors, vocation, and creed – in pursuit of reforms, for a better and more progressive Malaysia. Our influence is only as relevant as our ability to empower the voiceless.”

Ms (Yb) Nurul Izzah Anwar
2018 Influential Woman
Malaysia

2018 top brand
Pet Lovers Centre
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“Pet Lovers Centre is honoured to be named one of the top brands based on the efforts and initiatives to engage with consumers. Since 1973, we have been delighting pet owners and pets alike by turning its love and passion for pets into highly-rewarding, loving and fun pet-owner experiences. Our approach is built around the dependability and quality of our products and services. Moreover, we are where customers shop with total confidence and peace of mind.”

Mr Ng Whye Hoe
Managing Director
Pet Lovers Centre Pte Ltd
Singapore

2018 top employer brand
PAP Community Foundation
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“As the largest preschool operator in Singapore, PCF supports its staff in developing new capabilities. We are extremely proud of our colleagues’ invaluable contributions towards fostering a vibrant and supportive work environment. This Top Employer award is a testament to our dedication and we hope to inspire more talents to join us in the meaningful work that we do.”

Mr Victor Bay
CEO
PAP Community Foundation
Singapore

2018 top employer brand
Dormakaba
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“I’m honoured to receive the 2018 Top Employer Award for Security & Access Solutions on behalf of company, and thank Influential Brands for this recognition. Credit goes to all the employees for their loyalty and high level of engagement. I’m humbled and proud to have lead the team for the last 20 years. Special thanks also go to all our valued customers for believing in us and our products”

Mr Rowan Tan
Managing Director / Senior Vice President ASEAN, AS APAC
Dormakaba Pte Ltd
Singapore

2018 Top employer brand
Maybank
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“Our credo of humanising financial services underpins our people-centric human capital practices… and an age-diverse workforce brings different competencies so employees can contribute unique and valuable skills. Fostering a supportive workplace and contributing to strong employer branding helps us attract and retain talent.”

Mr Wong Keng Fye
Head of Human Capital
Maybank

Singapore

2018 top brand
shopee
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“It is an honour to receive this recognition, which underscores Shopee’s strong commitment towards our users. We constantly look for ways to improve our platform features and services to meet the needs of users across seven regional markets. We will continue to build on these efforts and deliver a seamless shopping experience to our consumers.”

Mr Zhou JunJie
Chief Commercial Officer
Shopee
Asia

2018 top employer brand
SATS
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“We want our employees to “Grow with SATS” and one of the ways to do so is by enriching their work lives with meaningful engagement activities such as the annual SATS Charity Run. And to encourage employees to adopt lifelong learning, SATS Academy aligns its training programmes with SkillsFuture Framework so employees upskill and stay relevant.

Ms Lilian Tan
Senior Vice President, Human Capital
SATS
Singapore

2018 top employer brand
city developments limited
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“An organisation is only as good as its people, so we believe in building engaging and fulfilling careers that will allow our employees to grow together with CDL. This award affirms our proactive efforts in creating a competent, caring and inclusive workplace. We are humbled and will strive to remain as an employer of choice.”

Mr Kwek Eik Sheng
Group Chief Strategy Officer
City Developments Limited
Singapore

2018 Top Employer Brand
rohei
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“We are grateful to help organisations build trust, navigate change and develop relationally competent leaders. This recognition ‘Top Employer Brand for 2018’ affirms our effort to walk the talk and celebrate companies with high employee engagement and strong cultures, a daily commitment we purpose to uphold.'”

Ms Rachel Ong
Chief Executive
ROHEI

Singapore

2018 Top brand
ERA
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“Our success story is anchored on building trust by helping to establish the highest professional values on our salespersons. We are glad to receive the Top Property Agency award, a fitting accolade bestowed by the consumers of our professional services.”

Mr Jack Chua
CEO 
ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd
Singapore

2018 top brand
canon
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“On behalf of Canon Singapore, I thank our customers and the community for their strong support and faith in our imaging technology and products. As an active member of our local community, we are proud that the brand is well-loved by many and our camera products remain essential imaging tools for capturing every special moment.”

Mr Melvyn Ho
Senior Vice President and Head of Singapore Operations
Canon
Singapore

2018 outstanding brand
rasel
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“We are honoured to be awarded Outstanding Brand 2018 and share this award with other Asian brands that believe in business transformation. Since 1997, we have won customers over with our passion for food, customer-centric business philosophy and innovative creations. We look forward to continue this legacy of innovation and service excellence.”

Mr Alan Tan
Managing Director
Rasel Catering
Singapore

2018 Top Brand
ntuc fairprice
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“FairPrice continues to nurture our brand to maintain the trust that our customers have grown to expect of us. The Influential Brands award will motivate us in our pursuit to better serve our customers, set new standards for the supermarket retail industry while upholding our social objective and be a leading retailer with a heart.

Mr Seah Kian Peng
CEO
NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd.

Singapore

2018 Top Brand & Employer Brand
mindchamps
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” Wow! A five years in a row win is definitely about our exceptional team. The award affirms how our unique ChampionGold Standards has definitely lived up to our stakeholders’ expectations. We are humbled to be the only organisation honoured with both the Top Brand – Hall of Fame and Top Employer Brand Awards.”

Mr David Chiem
Founder CEO & Executive Chairman
MindChamps PreSchool Limited
Singapore

2018 Top  Brand
lee hwa jewellery
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“We are honoured to receive this recognition once again, this further cements our firm commitment to offer unique, trendy and personalised jewellery to today’s modern women. We will continue to empower our consumers with the confidence and style that comes with every piece of Lee Hwa jewellery.”

Ms Mavis Toh
Business Director,
Lee Hwa Jewellery
Singapore

2018 Top Employer Brand
grab
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“The Top Employer Brand Award (Technology) is an endorsement we are grateful to receive, a testament to pur relentless pursuit to build a company we can be proud of. We will continue to create positive and personalised experience for all, working towards our mission to improve the lives of people in South-east Asia.”

Ms Ong Chin Yin
Head of People
Grab Holdings
Asia

2017 Influential Woman of The Year
Ms Christine Tan

“I just want to say a big thank you to Influential Brands for giving me the award yesterday. It was truly an honour and generated so much excitement within CNBC. Thank you so much for the recognition. It has given me inspiration to continue on my journey.”

Ms Christine Tan
Anchor, Managing Asia 
CNBC
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2017 Top CEO
Mr Chatri Sityodtong

“It is an honor to receive the 2017 Top CEO of the Year Award from Influential Brands, but I have to give credit to an amazing team we have at ONE Championship.

ONE Championship promises to continue to dedicate itself to highlighting Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts, and telling its inspirational stories through our local homegrown martial arts superheroes. 2018 promises to be an even better year, and I can’t wait to share every moment with our beloved fans.

Thank you for the recognition, InfluentialBrands.”

Mr Chatri Sityodtong
Founder, Chairman & CEO
One Championship
Asia

2017 Top CEO
Mr Kent Wong

“It is our great honour to be awarded as the Most Trustworthy Brand 2017 Premium Jewellery sector for 3 consecutive years and personally, to be nominated as one of the winners for Top CEO of the Year 2017(Asia). Thank you very much for this recognition and for the acknowledgement of the important work that we did. This recognition is very encouraging in helping us to keep moving forward with prominent services and management.”

Mr Kent Wong
Managing Director
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
Hong Kong

2017 Influential Artist of The Year
Mr Iskandar Jalil
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“Thanks for nominating me for the award. I treasure it among the others that I have received.”

Mr Iskandar Jalil
Local Ceramist & Master Potter
Singapore

Uniqlo
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“UNIQLO is honored to be named one of the top Apparel Retailer brands in Thailand through Influential Brands’ Gen Y research. We are a unique brand with unique offerings and a commitment to bring quality, innovation, functionality and affordability to everyone. Under ‘LifeWear’, UNIQLO strives to offer apparel that improves the life of people and meets the needs of our customers in every occasion of their daily lives. Today  UNIQLO has 32 stores across Thailand, and we truly appreciate our customers’ support and loyal following.”

Mr Chanvit  Khieonavavongsa
Marketing and Public Relations Director
UNIQLO (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

Thailand

Chow Tai Fook
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“Chow Tai Fook is very honoured to be the preferred and first premium jewellery brand from Hong Kong that is recognized on the Influential Brands platform. This recognition and achievement add to our impetus to continuously improve ourselves and ensure customer satisfaction to enhance brand equity.”

Mr Kent Wong Siu-Kee
Managing Director
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group
Hong Kong

Chang Beer
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“Chang Beer is extremely humbled to be awarded the Influential Brands – Asia Top Brand 2015 winner in the category of Premium Beer. Today, the world may know us for our golden brew, but we make more than beer. We bring people together, turning moments into lasting memories. We forge bonds that run deep.”

Mr Kevin Ng
Vice-President, International Beer Business
Thai Bev
Thailand

Indomie
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“Indomie is very grateful to be honoured as one of the Top Brands this year. We are accepting this award with a firm commitment to continuously provide top quality meals with the flavours favoured by our consumers worldwide, through a Top Indomie brand.”

Mr Darmawan Sarsito
Director
PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk
Indonesia

Swensen’s
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“We are indeed honoured to be recognized with such a prestigious award. The key to success is very simple. We focused on our core values and mission statement of delighting our guests with excellent service, exciting food and ensuring that every Swensen’s experience is memorable and value for money. This guiding principle has put us in good stead and have helped us to garner favour with all segments of our customer base including our Gen Y customers!”

Mr Andrew Khoo
Chief Operating Officer, Director of Group Business Development
ABR Holdings Ltd
Singapore

Central Food Retail
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“We are delighted to be recognized as one of the 2016 Top Influential Brands voted by Generation Y consumers in Thailand and what makes this even more special is that this  recognition was achieved across three categories which we operate in, obtaining first place in; preferred Supermarket, preferred Premium Supermarket and preferred Online  grocery store.

We continually strive to put our customers at the forefront of everything we do and drive differentiation across all formats by working closely with suppliers and strategic partners and by turning the insights we gain into actions. What makes the Top Influential Brands accreditation even more significant is that it has signaled to us that our positioning across both “offline as well as online” shopping.”

Mr Alistair Taylor
President
Central Food Retail Co., Ltd.
Thailand

Ah Huat
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“The Ah Huat brand embodies these same values, resulting in a very delicious cup of coffee for our consumers to enjoy. In this way, we are also able to build a strong brand that our consumers can believe in and trust.”

Mr Eric Koh
Director
Ah Huat DCT
Malaysia

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