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The McMillan Global Awards 2022 witnessed local celebrities such as Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza (Malaysian Award-Winning Singer), Maya Karin (Award-Winning Malaysian Actress) Elizabeth Tan (Malaysian actress), Jestinna Kuan (Malaysian Singer) and Joey Leong (Malaysian actress & singer), as well as Hong Kong Artists – Just Cheung, Wiyona Yeung, Ophelia 3 and Eric Lau receiving awards for their achievements and successes in the entertainment sector. The grand event was also graced by Artists – Maryjane Kwong and Kit Lam from Hong Kong. The global prestigious award ceremony was organised by McMillan Woods Global at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; with the theme “Vol 9”, inspired by the iconic 1953 James Bond novel, with a play on numbers (009), in conjunction with McMillan Global Woods’ 9th year anniversary. 

: Maya Karin, Award-Winning Malaysia Actress (Recipient of Entertainment Industry Excellence of The Year)

The McM Global Awards 2022 was a manifestation of the commitment of McM Global Woods members worldwide to promote exemplary leadership and recognise the successes of entrepreneurs and leading business visionaries across all industry sectors. The Award honored their overall excellence and great contributions towards global economic development, especially during the difficult pandemic times.

Dato Seri Dr. Raymond Liew Lee Leong, President of McMillan Woods Global

Dato’ Seri Dr. Raymond Liew, President of McMillan Woods Global, said, “2022 has been a vital year for all industries as they progressively recover or reboot their businesses from the pandemic. This is a very challenging year and we, at McMillan Woods Global will do our best to be the medium in helping existing and upcoming industry players jumpstart and to ease the recovery process by providing business networking events, industrial talks, exhibitions, and more that will introduce themselves on a national and international scale that will aid tremendously in helping them elevate their business and contribute to Malaysia’s economic development.”

Elizabeth Tan, Malaysian Actress (Recipient of Female Performing Artist Excellence)

McMillan Woods Global has also been known for its philanthropic initiatives over the years through its ‘McM Cares’ programme and has donated some RM2 million to various charitable causes. This year, McMillan Woods Global aimed at raising funds of over RM500,000 for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) and local newspaper foundations, namely – Yayasan Sinar Untuk Malaysia, Yayasan Nanyang Press and Yayasan Sin Chew, among others.

Donation of RM200,000 to the National Cancer Society Malaysia

Recipients of McM’s Masters’ Awards

“We donate all the net collections from the award event to charity. I personally guarantee that no less than RM100,000 is given to charity each year. That is the reason why contributors are more receptive to the McMillan Woods Global Awards, as we do not keep any surplus to ourselves. Nonetheless, this year, following the pandemic, the bar has been raised to RM500,000,” Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew added. 

Recipients of McM Icons Awards

The awards welcomed an array of top-notch global corporate visionary leaders, A-List celebrities, and rising entrepreneurs from Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE); Hong Kong, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), and more who possessed outstanding financial performance, global impact, influence, innovation, and corporate social responsibility qualities.

Finalists of Miss CosmoWorld

This is an overwhelming year where we attracted many applicants and we finally zeroed in to 46 awards award recipients who were awarded at the McMillan Global Awards 2022 through three major categories; McM Icons Awards, McM Masters Awards, and McM Rising Star Awards. Attendees were captivated by the multiple performances throughout the night including a special performance by Yazmin Aziz (Malaysian TikTok Star), and caught an insight into the world of business development. McMillan Woods Global aims for the event to be the spark of inspiration to rising industry players in acting as a catalyst for the emergence of new business potentials and to spur global industry growth in the future.

Listed below are the winning categories of the distinguished celebrities & other prominent awardees:

Category Recipient
Lifetime Achievement Award (Extraordinary Leadership) Arbiter Datuk Seri Dr. Suthiphan Sririkanon
Lifetime Achievement Award (Outstanding Entrepreneurship) Dato’ Dr. Lai Kim Teng (Sphere Corporate Sdn. Bhd)
Private Trust Services Excellence Of The Year Aida Othman (UBB Amanah Berhad)
Most Inspiring Visionary Singer Of The Year Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza 
Entertainment Industry Excellence Of The Year Maya Karin
Dynamic Personage Of The Year Dato’ Sri Dr. Sherwin Chew (Potential Excelerate Group Holding Sdn. Bhd)
Visionary Innovative Leader of The Year Datuk Goh Cheh Yak (Gintell (M) Sdn. Bhd)
Visionary Professional Engineer Persona of The Year Ir. Professor Dr. Leong Wai Yie (INTI International University)
Visionary Serial Entrepreneur Of The Year Dato’ Sri Azmin Mustam Abdul Harim (Petro Teguh (M) Sdn. Bhd)
Entrepreneur Par Excellence Of The Year Prof. Dr. CocoAlex Yeoh (EMPRO)
Timeless Beaty Pageant Excellence Carrie Lee Sze Kei
Female Performing Artist Excellence Elizabeth Tan
Asia Pacific Most Promising Male Actor Of The Year Justin Cheung Kin Sing
Asia Pacific Most Promising Female Actress Of The Year Wiyona Yeung
Most Promising Asia Pacific Female Actress Of The Year Ophelia So
Emerging Cantonese Pop Star Of The Year All For One – Eric Lau
Most Inspiring Athlete Of The Year Goh Liu Ying
Most Promising Female Performing Artist Of The Year Joey Leong
Most Promising Female Singer Of The Year Yazmin Aziz
Most Promising Female Influencer Of The Year Jestinna Kuan

For more information on the awards, please visit: http://www.mcmillanwoods.com/ 

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