The BrandLaureate Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Color Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan
Suntan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan, 54.99, started his business coming from humble origins in 1971. Through his gumptiouspioneering, up-and-coming skills and leadership, and a series of purchases and organic and natural growth, he transformed a steel company which this individual acquired a serious controlling risk in 1984 into Berjaya Corporation Berhad, a varied conglomerate in Malaysia listed on Bursa Malaysia.
A Pioneering Entrepreneur
Tan Sri Vincent is a leader in many impressive business areas in Malaysia and has always worked towards offering new encounters to Malaysians. In the early 1980s, he brought in the McDonald's franchise business in Malaysia. Besides businesses kept through the Berjaya Corporation band of companies, Color Sri Vincent is involved through various other holdings in Internet-related businesses, water programs, broadcasting and telecommunications.
The Berjaya Group happens to be involved in different businesses including consumer advertising, multi-level direct selling, hotels and resorts, recreational advancement, property purchase and expansion, financial services, food and drink, media, education, motor vehicle division, gaming and lottery managing, and the environmental sanitary landfill business.
Between Tan Sri Vincent's most notable accomplishments may be the acquisition of Cosway Malaysia Sdn Bhd in October 93, a very successful direct selling marketing company in Malaysia. He later released eCosway. com in 2001, an online business web site to tap into the worldwide market.
In the foodstuff and refreshment industry, Color Sri Vincent is the master franchise holder for Kenny Rogers Roasters' restaurants around the world with above 300 eating places. In Malaysia, he is the business holder pertaining to Starbucks Caffeine since 98, Wendy's restaurants since 2007 and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts restaurants as 2008. He's also the franchise holder for Papillas John's French fries restaurants in Malaysia...