‘The Economic Times Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia Award 2018-19’ was conferred to Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra Ltd. for his business acumen and exemplary leadership during the ‘3rd Economic Times Asian Business Leaders Conclave’ held in Hong Kong on January 17, 2019.
The Business Leaders Conclave was held under the theme of “Rethinking Asia” with valued discourse on the new age businesses and business leaders and their vision and ideas to transform Asian economy with greater focus on Innovation, R&D, and Sustainable growth in Infrastructure.
On receiving the award, Subhash Sethi said: “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to The Economic Times and jury members for this appreciation and honor. I have accepted this award on behalf of thousands of SPML family members whose absolute dedication with commitment and excellence has earned this honor. Being among India’s leading engineering and construction companies, we are mindful of the need for a strong infrastructure development for economic and social growth of India. With diverse knowledge and innovative technology solutions and a legacy of more than 600 landmark projects, we are committed to make significant contributions in providing clean drinking water facilities and proper electricity connections through advanced power transmission & distribution networks to the millions of Indian homes and transforming their lives for a better future.”
Prominent dignitaries attending the event included Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuetngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Puneet Agrawal, Consul General of India to Hong Kong; Datuk Ignatius DarellLeiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia; Dr. Mustafa Mastoor, Minister of Economy of Afghanistan; Reginald Cooray, Governor, Northern Province of Sri Lanka; Samheng Bora, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia; Cho In-dong, Director General, Seoul Metropolitan Government; Stephen I.C., Managing Director, Taipei Trade Centre Hong Kong; Norman T.L. Chan, CEO, Monetary Authority of Hong Kong; and Deepak Bagla, Board of Directors, Invest India. A number of Indian and International Business Leaders from the countries of Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and other Asian countries also attended the conclave.