Recognizing 2021 APO Productivity Champions

Shining a light on individuals who have championed the cause of productivity and advanced the productivity movement in the Asia-Pacific, the APO conferred a total of 20 APO Awards comprising three categories: Regional, Meritorious and Distinguished, and National.

Conferred traditionally once every five years since their launch in 1981, the 2021 awards were particularly auspicious as they coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the APO, its Diamond Jubilee. The awards both honor the tremendous achievements of individuals and signal that productivity enhancement should be at the center of the development agenda.

Under the P-Talk series, the APO Secretariat is preparing special sessions featuring these distinguished productivity champions. Please tune in!

Recognizing 2021 APO Productivity Champions

 

Shining a light on individuals who have championed the cause of productivity and advanced the productivity movement in the Asia-Pacific, the APO conferred a total of 20 APO Awards comprising three categories: Regional, Meritorious and Distinguished, and National.

Conferred traditionally once every five years since their launch in 1981, the 2021 awards were particularly auspicious as they coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the APO, its Diamond Jubilee. The awards both honor the tremendous achievements of individuals and signal that productivity enhancement should be at the center of the development agenda.

Under the P-Talk series, the APO Secretariat is preparing special sessions featuring these distinguished productivity champions. Please tune in!

APO Regional Awardees 2021

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Sheng-Hsiung Hsu

Chairman, China Productivity Center
ROC

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Jone Usamate

Minister of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services and Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources
Fiji

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Shri Rupinder Singh Sodhi

Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (AMUL)
India

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Prof. Ryoichi Yamamoto

Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
Japan

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Dr. Kamran Moosa

Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Institute of Quality (PIQC), and Principal Consultant, Trainer, Academician, and Researcher
Pakistan

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Prof. Cham Tao Soon

Chairman, Singapore Quality Award Governing Council
Singapore

APO Meritorious and Distinguished Awardees 2021

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Dr. Bomer Pasaribu

Chair, Productivity Council
Indonesia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
Malaysia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Fortunato T. dela Peña

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology
Philippines

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn

Chairman of the Board, Scenario Thailand Foundation
Thailand

APO National Award Recipients 2021

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Yea Bunna

Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology, and Innovation
Cambodia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Jang-Hwa Leu

Director General, Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
ROC

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Prof. Kumanduri Ranga Chari

Dean, Student’s Welfare and Professor (Operations Management), Birla Institute of Management and Technology (BIMTECH)
India

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Hariyadi Budi Santoso Sukamdani

Chairman, Indonesia Employers’ Association (APINDO)
Indonesia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Mohammad Mokavven

Former Director, International Affairs Department, National Productivity Organization of IR Iran and APO Liaison Officer
IR Iran

 

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Somdy Inmyxai

Former APO Director and NPO Head for Lao PDR
Lao PDR

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Dato Mohd. Razali Hussain

Former Director General, Malaysia Productivity Corporation
Malaysia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Byambasuren Urgamal

Deputy Chief, Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia
Mongolia

Policy, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Management

Pacita U. Juan

President, GREAT Women President and Co-founder, ECHO store
President and Co-chair, Philippine Coffee Board Board Member, Women’s Business Council Philippines Regional Head, International Women’s Coffee Alliance Southeast Asia
Philippines

 

Methodology, Tools, and Techniques

Dr. Apichart Pongsrihadulchai

President, Thai Organic Agriculture Foundation President, Dr. Somnuk Sriplung Foundation
Secretary-General, Agricultural Economics Society of Thailand under Royal Patronage
Thailand