Mr Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited was conferred with “Entrepreneur of the year Award” at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA 2016) function in Delhi. General (Retired) V K Singh, Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India presented the trophy to Mr Singh. The recognition underscores exemplary leadership and vision, indomitable enterprising spirit, passion for innovation and strong commitment to social responsibilities.
The prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) is a world-class platform recognizing and honoring business leaders who have shown entrepreneurial excellence, innovation, fair practices and growth of business. This particular award was given under a special category to recognize Mr Singh’s leading role in “impacting, touching lives and making a positive difference to society.” The award further recognized Mr Singh as a dynamic, young business leader who has made a mark on the global landscape by combining the twin objectives of business for profit and public good in ways that can positively impact lives. By striving for world class healthcare services, Fortis Healthcare shaped the contours of the healthcare industry. The social initiatives to provide curative and preventive healthcare to the needy section of the society through the Fortis Charitable Foundation (FCF) were highlighted at the award.
The APEA is an initiative of Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organization in pursuit of entrepreneurship development across the region. It strives to promote fair and equal opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs. Founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, the organization is supported by a panel of prominent industry and government leaders who believe in the mission of championing entrepreneurship in Asia.
The APEA is a regional award for outstanding entrepreneurship, and recognizes efforts to continuously innovate and sustain their leadership. It provides a visible platform for companies and governments to recognize and be recognized for entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. Over 1200 top business leaders and entrepreneurs have been awarded the prestigious Awards since 2007 in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and China as part of its continuous efforts to recognize and honour individuals who have shown great entrepreneurship spirit in leading, growing and contributing to their organizations, communities and countries.