Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (EY) announced the 17 top nominees for EOY 2019 Malaysia last Thursday at a cocktail ceremony co-hosted with financial services provider Credit Suisse AG at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Dato’ Dr Omar Abd Hamid graduated from University Malaya and worked his way up to become deputy director of Hospital UKM. In 1999, he acquired a small private hospital on the verge of insolvency in Selangor. He got funds to secure 55% ownership of the business, located in a shop lot, and took night classes to school himself on business. From that humble start, Avisena has become the fastest-growing healthcare group in Shah Alam, offering primary care, specialist services and health wellness programmes to both local and international clients.
Philip Rao, advisory partner at Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (EY) and the EOY programme director, said nominations for the Emerging Entrepreneur category topped those received for the four categories of the awards this year. The other categories are Technology Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur and Master Entrepreneur.
Rao lauded nominees for their leadership, which empowers them to break away from the pack and inspire purpose, innovation and excellence. Ingenuity and the desire to improve the way enterprises operate anchor their respective stories, and EY is proud to provide a platform for them to share how they built their business, and the impact of their ideas on the community, country and the world, he said.