FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 July 2013
KUALA LUMPUR – As one of the regions’s most established and respected institutions, the
Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) organised the esteemed Global Excellence
in Management Awards (GEMA) 2013 to celebrate exemplary global leaders who
unwaveringly execute exceptional management practices through innovation,
creativity and transformation.
The objective of the GEMA 2013 awards is to recognise the best-in-class examples of
best practices in Management, Skills Appreciation, Human Capital Development,
Research and Development, Sustainability, Communication, Finance and Innovations.
GEMA 2013 was officiated by YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of
Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia, who expounded the value of excellent
management practices as an influential factor to economic and social development.
Additionally, he addressed the importance of highlighting and showcasing leaders who
not only share their insight in good governance, but also tirelessly contribute to crafting
and executing good management schemes that help shape the world economy.
With more than 250 nominations received, the prestigious awards included Leadership
Excellence Awards such as Life Time Achievement; GEMA 2013 CEO of the Year;
Emerging Market Leader of the Year; Leadership Excellence in Management Best
Practices, to name a few. Furthermore, the Sectoral Excellence Awards included
Excellence in Management System; Excellence in Change Management- Public Sector;
Excellence in Total Quality Management; Excellence in Creativity & Innovation
Management; among the many.
GEMA 2013 took place on 4 July 2013 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from
7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The event was duly supported by some of the world’s globally
renowned and respected organisations namely American Leadership Development
Association (ALDA) and Federation of GCC Chambers of Commerce (FGCCC).
Among the judges from GEMA 2013 included:
Dr. Tommy Weir, Emerging Market Leadership Centre, Middle East
Arthur F. Carmazzi, World’s Top 10 Leadership Guru
H.E. Badria Al Mulla, President International Emirates Business Group Steve Cheah, Thai-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce; and
Dr. Nazily Mohd Noor, CEO Malaysian Institute of Management
The global event will not only be a moment for the achievers to finally reap what they
have sown, but also position themselves as an example for others to follow suit.
About Malaysia Institute of Management
MIM, an institution that celebrates more than 40 years of experience in delivering
management excellence strives to provide for members the element of professionalism,
learning, team collaboration, knowledge sharing, open culture, high performance and
integrity as its core values. Its vision is to serve their members and community of
practicing managers while aiming to be the pre-eminent, relevant and resilient
Professional National Management Organisation for the development and promotion
of management leadership and excellence in Malaysia. Its mission is to provide
management leadership, development, training and education to practicing
managers with the aim of increasing the competency and excellence of these
managers in their efforts to be productive, innovative and competitive, thereby
supporting the nation-building agenda in human capital development and realising
Malaysia’s Wawasan 2020 of achieving developed nation status.
The American Leadership Development Association is an international network for all
those who practice, study, preach and teach leadership. ALDA aims to promote a
deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of
individuals and communities worldwide. Its objective and goals was also set to bring all
leaders around the world to a platform to develop more quality leaders.
To learn more on the Global Excellence in Management Awards 2013, please visit
For further inquiries, please contact:
Ms Ong Tok Lee
Assistant General Manager
03- 7711 2882/ 012 6140516