Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award

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The Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award is a project of the Young Entrepreneurs Group–Asia Pacific (YEGAP), one of the Product and Service Councils of CACCI. The Award aims to recognize excellent young entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific rim who exercises excellence in entrepreneurial and business leadership and is regarded in his or her country to be with integrity and known for practicing good business ethics.

Conferred every two years by CACCI in conjunction with the CACCI Conference, the Award is open to male or female entrepreneurs below 45 years of age nominated by any CACCI Primary Member.

An Awards Committee composed of selected representatives from CACCI Primary Members has been created to evaluate and select the most deserving nominees based on the following agreed of criteria:

  • Business Acumen.
  • Involvement in Non-profit Business Organizations or Associations and/or Involvement in CACCI activities.
  • Leadership Qualities; and (d) Integrity.



The past winners of the CACCI Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award include the following:


Mr. Mohammad Sulayman Rubel, Managing Director, Rare Group (Bangladesh)


Mr. Wilson Jacob, Chairman and Managing Director of Kottayam Port and Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (India)


Mr. Nayana D.P. Dehigama, Chairman/Managing Director, Epic Lanka Technologies (Pvt_ Ltd. (Sri Lanka)


Mr. Sujeewa Suranga Palliyaguruge, Managing Director, Senani Holdings (Sri Lanka)


Mr. Hendy Setiono, President Director of PT Baba Rafi (Indonesia)


Ms. Khulan Davaadorj, Founder and CEO of Natural Essentials LLP (Mongolia)