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Winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 announced

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Winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020 announced


A union chief, a watch collector, a data scientist and a durian candy maker among winners of Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020

CEOs of NTUC Fairprice, Carousell, Japfa Ltd and Lifeline Medical win Singapore Awards

Data scientist and CEO of Sunshine Kingdom win Awards in Malaysia

Awards supported by Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors to recognise local senior business leaders for sophisticated media and communications skills

Aims to realise Hong Bao Media's vision of ensuring every Asian business leader is a world-class presenter

SINGAPORE, Monday, January 11, 2021 – 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 Communications 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




Hong Bao Media provides media solutions for corporate and government clients in the Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Our three core businesses are:

  1. Media skills and executive presence training and coaching for senior business leaders
  2. Live webcast production from our green screen studios, or on-location
  3. Active investments in a portfolio of blockchain and fintech start-ups

We operate two Integrated Communications facilities, one in Singapore's Central Business District and another in Kuala Lumpur's Central Business District. These consist of green screen television studios for on-camera recordings and webcasts, adjoining training facilities for small groups of senior executives.


Mark Laudi

Mark Laudi

Press contact Managing Director (+65) 6223 2249

Your Integrated Communications partner for contemporary media and business communications services.

A new generation of communications services for a new era of communications.
1. We mentor senior business leaders in traditional and new media skills.
2. We produce LIVE and recorded video news programs to meet sophisticated business communications needs.

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