The ASEAN Entrepreneur Award 2016

Nadiem Makarim, Founder of GO-JEK , from Indonesia, and  Thi Nga Nguyen, Chairma

Nadiem Makarim, Founder of GO-JEK, Image Source / Thi Nga Nguyen, Chairman of BRG Group, Image Source


The ASEAN Entrepreneur Award has been jointly established by the Maekyung Media Group and the Asia Society Korea Center. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor business leaders in the ASEAN countries. The award will not only identify individuals who are having a great impact across the region, but will also provide a platform to bestow recognition and to empower these people.


After a comprehensive selection process, the following individuals have been selected as the recipients of this honor: 


Nadiem Makarim, Founder of GO-JEK , from Indonesia, and

Thi Nga Nguyen, Chairman of BRG Group, from Vietnam


The award will be presented during the World Knowledge Forum’s gala dinner on October 12, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. Approximately 1,000 guests will attend the dinner.

We are excited to partner with Maekyung Media Group, and wish to further this opportunity by promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia.


About the Maekyung Media Group

Maekyung Media Group is one of the most influential media groups in Korea. The company operates various different subsidiaries including Maeil Business Newspaper, which is the biggest economic daily in Korea, weekly and monthly magazines, and electronic newspaper (Maekyung e-Newspaper). The total number of circulation of Maeil Business Newspaper, viewership of MBN, and readership of e-Newspaper is about 15 million. Since 2000, Maekyung Media Group has been hosting the World Knowledge Forum annually. The forum is a nonprofit entity and the largest business forum in Asia with more than 200 speakers and over 3,000 participants each year.


Event Details

Wed 12 Oct 2016
12:00 AM

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