A Union Chief, Watch Collector, Data Scientist & Durian Candy Maker Among Winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020

APACD11th January 2021

Awards supported by Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors recognise local senior business leaders for sophisticated media and communications skills.

SINGAPORE – Hong Bao Media, a leading provider of media and communications services founded by ex-CNBC anchor Mark Laudi, has today announced six winners for the third annual Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards.

The awards recognise local business leaders for their media skills, and showcase skilled and credible home-grown communicators. A new category, “Best COVID Communications”, was added this year to recognise business leaders who communicated particularly well about the pandemic.

The Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 were also supported by the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), whose judges ascertained the winners.

“Persuasive and authentic spokespeople are powerful tools for business, non-profits and governments,” said Keith Morrison, treasurer at APACD, “We believe media skills are foundational for leadership, and these awards encourage local leaders in Singapore and Malaysia to nurture these capabilities and embrace media to share their stories with the public.”

“All the shortlisted candidates of the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 demonstrated exemplary communication skills, imparting valuable learnings about media presence and new media trends and what we’ve known all along: that our local business leaders can be just as good communicators as their Western counterparts,” said Hong Bao Media CEO Mark Laudi. “Our vision is to build a culture of excellence in communication, to maximise the potential of Asian companies in the Asian century.”



Best COVID Communications

Mr Seah Kian Peng

Group CEO, NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited

Best Broadcast Interview

Mr Quek Siu Rui

Co-founder, CEO at Carousell

Best Online Interview

Dr Bernard Cheong

Owner, Lifeline Pte Ltd

Best Live Webcast Interview

Tan Yong Nang

CEO, Japfa Ltd


Best Broadcast Interview

Dr Lau Cher Han

Chief Data Scientist, iStream 360

Best Online Interview

Mr Aesos Lai

CEO, Sunshine Kingdom

All shortlisted candidates’ nominations can be found at the official Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards website www.mediasavvy.asia.

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