(Oct 23): Shi Xu, CEO of Nanofilm Technologies International, was named overall winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) awards on Oct 13. NTI specialises in coating parts and surfaces with an ultra-thin layer of carbon to protect them from wear and tear. Shi will go on to represent Singapore at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year event in Monaco in June next year.
Shi was selected from four category winners of the EOY awards this year. The other three category winners were Derrick Yap, CEO of PBA International, in the Diversified Engineering category; Lennon Tan, group chairman of JK Tech Group, in the Financial Technology Enablement category; and Chia Yoong Hui and Sia Teck Chong, both of Ascenz, in the Maritime Technology Solutions category. Chia is founder, chairman and CEO while Sia is co-founder and chief technical officer.
EY also presented the Family Business Award of Excellence, co-sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, to the Tolaram Group. The company manages dozens of brands under its consumer goods business, which spans 75 countries.