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The Knights Award 2023: Conquer with Honour!

The Ennoblement Ceremony was a glittering event, showcasing many prestigious figures, business icons, local and international celebrities, and established organizations from across Asia.

By Lifestyle Editor

A stunning Ennoblement Ceremony at The St. Regis Hotel, Kuala Lumpur marked a celebration of excellence in the inaugural The Knights Award 2023.

Founded by visionary entrepreneur Dr. Zyro Wong endorsed by Royal Patron Yang Berhormat Mulia Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah, the Father of Malaysian Economic Development and founder of PETRONAS; special advisor Tan Sri Dato Sri Ong Tee Keat; Council of Lords from the European Union Region, Juan Jose Delgado; Council of Lords from Hong Kong, Kelvin Chan and many other prominent leaders of industry coming in the roles of Council of Lords.

Royal Patron Yang Berhormat Mulia Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah

Dr. Zyro Wong in Bon Zainal Songket Jacket

Yang Berhormat Mulia Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah welcoming speech

The Ennoblement Ceremony was a glittering event, showcasing many prestigious figures, business icons, local and international celebrities, and established organizations from across Asia. 

The Knights Award 2023 recognized and honoured 70 outstanding personalities and companies from various industries for their outstanding achievements in their areas of expertise. There are three award categories. The touchstone of each award is unique to commend the colourful credentials of every award winner.

The Duke Award is the sovereign accolade that recognizes the most exceptional winners of The Knights Award. Upheld with the highest honour, the winners of this award are second to none in their respective fields to spearhead revolutionary breakthroughs. They are truly the epitome of excellence and leadership.

Starting from The Duke Category for Personal individual includes:

Prof Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon - The Top Academician of The Year

Dato' Dr Sheikh Muszaphar - Icon of Malaysia 2023

Dato Sri Norman Pang - The Legendary Icon of Insurance Industry

Puan Sri Datuk Dr Shariffa Sabrina - The Environmental Philanthropist of The Year

Rizal Nainy (CEO of SME Corp Malaysia) - The Top Corporate CEO of The Year

Dr Ricky Beh -  The Top Entrepreneur of The Year

Jonathan Chik - The Legendary Television Producer of All Time (Hong Kong)

Leng Yein - The Top Tourism Icon of The Year

Yang Berbahagia Sasterawan Negara Dato' Seri A. Samad Said - The Nobel Laureate of All Time

Datuk Nicol David - The Most Inspiring Athlete of All Time.

The Duke Category for the Corporate sector includes:

Tay Motors (M) Sdn Bhd - The Top Corporate of The Year (Motor Reseller)

WKV Holdings Sdn Bhd - The Top Corporate of The Year (Sound & Lighting)

Vivo - The Top Consumer Choice of The Year (Smartphone)

Parkroyal Collection KL - The Top Sustainability Hotel of The Year

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan - The Top Restaurant of The Year (Malaysian Cuisine)

Influasia Sdn Bhd - The Top Digital Media Agency of The Year

Raaji Silk Palace Sdn Bhd - The Top Corporate of The Year (Textile)

RS Group - The Top Brand of The Year (Japanese Omakase)

Lokes Ice Cream Sdn Bhd - The Top Corporate of The Year (FMCG)

Lifecare Alliance Sdn Bhd - The Top Corporate of The Year (Healthcare & Medical).

The Earl Award is the laurel of distinction that records significant commendation for one’s outstanding contributions to his or her field. Surpassing all standards, the work of achievers in this category echoes unwavering commitment to greatness and sustainability.

The Earl Category award for personal achievements were accorded to:

Dato Haji Ismail Nordin

Datuk Jason Tan

Bob Lam from Hong Kong

Jack Lim

Rizal Nainy

Dr Ricky Beh

Mark Lee Kok Huang from Singapore

Zung Ninja

Jaclyn Victor

Rebecca Chan from Hong Kong

Danny Goh

Dato Aaron Aziz from Singapore,

Caroline Ang

Edison Ser

Foong Wai Leon

Kelvin Chan.

Corporate winners include:

RS Group

Smileway Dental Clinic

Ledgit Viable Sdn Bhd

Shero Cosmetic

De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan

Tay Motors (M) Sdn Bhd

WKV Holdings Sdn Bhd

Raaji Silk Palace Sdn Bhd

Lokes Ice Cream Sdn Bhd

Lifecare Alliance Sdn Bhd

Jade Garden Seafood Corner

De Kangaroo Production

Bam & Co

Tanah Aina Sdn Bhd

Autoris Adjusters Sdn Bhd

TCM & Western Naturopathic (M) Sdn Bhd

Chamrun Digital Group.

Last but not least, the Baron Award is an exceptional honour that recognises the rising movers and shakers of the industry. Backed by passion and exceptional talent, winners in this category are a powerhouse of ideas, innovation and ingenuity transforming the landscape of business today.

The Baron Category for Personal individual includes:

Amber Tang

Arnold Kwok

Leanz Lim Wei Kuang

EUR ING Hong Wai Onn

Kyle Tham

Aya Wong.

For Corporate includes:

Damoo Kitchen & Event Sdn Bhd

Gryn Tech Sdn Bhd

HAL Empire Sdn Bhd

Worldwide Express Logistics Sdn Bhd

IDOM Worldwide

Sunshine Asia Group Sdn Bhd

Leng Sean Grooming

Ash Baker Fragrances, TS Marine Frozen Sdn Bhd

The Herbal Room Enterprise.

This year's event is just the beginning with its international exposure. The strategy is to grow and support a wider audience and ecosystem across the Asian continent. The Knights Award is a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, empowering them to strive for greatness and overcome obstacles in their pursuit of success.

The Knights Award also aims to foster a sense of unity and collaboration among entrepreneurs. By providing a platform to recognize outstanding achievements, the event encourages a spirit of camaraderie and mutual growth among the winners themselves. With the theme "Bond, Build & Bloom," this year's award ceremony emphasizes the importance of cross-industry and cross-border collaboration for maximum market exposure and joint success.

The Knights Award 2023 serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead for those who dare to dream. Moving forward, it is set for another year of extraordinary accomplishments and the continued growth of the Knights Award across Asia Continents.

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