The APACD Awards, which recognise excellence from in-house communications teams and professionals, announced the winners for its 2021 competition, at the culmination of the organisation’s 2021 Summit yesterday.
The Awards, which are administered by the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), focus specifically on in-house communicators, comprising three categories: In-House Communications Team of the Year, In-House Communications Professional of the Year and Young In-House Communications Professional of the Year.
The competition was judged by a jury of APACD members and local chapter chairs.
As the only Asia-Pacific awards scheme that focuses specifically on the in-house communications sector, the APACD Awards not only reflect the unique status enjoyed by the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), but also highlight the fundamental role that communications has played in a year of considerable flux.
“The APACD Awards are designed to recognise sustained excellence among in-house communications professionals and teams,” said APACD president Azmar Sukandar. “As the importance of the communications function is rapidly elevated by the remarkable times we live in, it’s critical that APACD benchmarks and celebrates the people and companies that are setting standards across our fast-changing region.”
2021 APACD Awards Winners
In-House Communications Team of the Year
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In-House Communications Professional of the Year
Dr Vivien Chiong, chief communication officer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Young In-House Communications Professional of the Year
Billy Chan, assistant vice president, corporate communications, HKEX