Vietnam wins prize in Asia HRD Awards 2017

Thanh Nguyen, Anphabe JSC’s founder, has become the first Vietnamese businesswoman in the last fourteen years to win a prize at Asia HRD (Human Resources Development) Awards 2017, a celebration and recognition of virtuosos who contribute to employees’ development. 

Thanh Nguyen received the Contribution to HR Community Award

On August 8, 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thanh Nguyen was awarded the Contribution to HR Community Award in recognition for her creation and application of new concepts and ideas which brought about positive influences to the HR community and impressed international and domestic HR experts and community.

Also in this celebration, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom (the Maldives’ President) took over the award of Lifetime Achievement, J. Edurdo Malaya (former Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia), one of the five individuals receiving the Contribution to Society Award, and Dr. Venkates Rao (YouthCorp Malaysia’s Chairman) who was handed the award of Movers & Shakers, among others.

“I myself was surprised when awarded this international prize. I dedicate this honour for the entire Anphabe staff, those who have teamed up with me in the past and present to implement the mission of Happiness at Work. We regularly hold different supporting activities for the HR community and workers in Vietnam as well as regional areas. I want to send my most sincere thanks to all of my customers and partners, who believed and accompanied us to develop happy human resources,” Thanh said.

Thanh Nguyen and other winners at the Asia HRD Awards 2017

Besides being a CEO, a leading counsellor, and an experienced coordinator, Thanh Nguyen is also the speaker of “Monday Motivation,” the video series that share tips to build a Happy Workplace. This series has thousands of views every week.

H. Kannan, former HR head of Pepsico Vietnam and now HR head of Pepsico India, said, “I had a chance to cooperate with Thanh Nguyen and Anphabe during my seven years of working in Vietnam. Thanh is a trusted expert with rich experiences and knowledge in the HR industry and a unique foundation of Marketing, but above all, she has an endless positive power in HR development. She has partnered up with enterprises to develop a Happier and Better Workplace. Meanwhile, she has inspired millions of workers and officers, helped them realise and enjoy the values of work and life. Thus, I nominated Thanh for the HRD Asia 2017, and I believe that she and her Anphabe deserve the recognition.”

Nguyen Tam Trang, deputy HR head of Unilever Vietnam, one of Anphabe’s customers, said, “We have cooperated with Anphabe in many HR projects right from their very first days of establishment. We believe that Anphabe not only supports Unilever, but also helps other leading enterprises in connecting their employees, thereby, creating a happier workplace. With our knowledge and international experience, Unilever will stand by Anphabe to enhance Vietnamese HR.”

Anphabe is a pioneering enterprise in Vietnam as well as the region in providing solutions for building employers’ brands and a Happy Workplace for the business community, so that they can attract and keep talented employees working for them for a long time, as well as motivating them to devote themselves to the company.

During the last five years, Anphabe organised the Award of the Best Workplace in Vietnam to honour enterprises with ideal workplaces. Meanwhile, Anphabe also organised many different programmes so that different enterprises can join to exchange experiences and learn from each other.

Launched as an independent initiative in 2003 with just five recipients from two countries, the Asia HRD Award now has become a prestigious annual event, honouring a total of 229 recipients from 21 countries.

Winners of The Asia HRD Awards 2017

The goal of the Awards is to showcase achievements and develop best practices to further enrich the field of people development. Recipients of the Awards are honoured for bringing significant changes to human development through their initiatives in the five categories, including Lifetime Achievement, Contribution to Society, Contribution to Organisation, Contribution to HR Community, and Movers and Shakers. In each category, there have been different criteria to choose the winners.

By Trang Vu

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