Malaysia-based regional advocacy body Enterprise Asia conferred China Bank Savings (CBS) the prestigious 2017 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in Financial Services during the APEA 2017 Gala Dinner attended by captains of Philippine industry and finance and international guests at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel last night.
As Asia’s most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) are given in honor of enterprising men and women who have proven enterprising spirit anchored on social responsibility.
“Winning the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award is a great honor for China Bank Savings,” according to CBS president Alberto Emilio V. Ramos, who accepted the reward on behalf of Team CBS. “This award is motivation for CBS to strive to serve our customers better, and further develop our banking model for the demands of the future.”
“Being an APEA winner is a testament to your leadership and determination,” Enterprise Asia president Dato William Ng said in his congratulatory statement. “We hope this award plays a part in your business as a beacon of excellence in the industry as you stride forward in all your endeavors.”
China Bank Savings (CBS) was presented the APEA 2017 in the Financial Services Industry for achievement of its turnaround–from “new kid on the block” to one of the leading thrift banks in the country; and the Bank’s dedication to the pursuit of inclusive finance. The APEA award recognizes Team CBS for its unique business model as a community bank servicing entry level customers, the broad consumer market, and the strategic Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.
“To be the bank that stands for financial inclusiveness, we must be the brand that makes banking easy and accessible to everyone, whether you are a first-time depositor or a wealth builder, a wage-earner or an entrepreneur,” Mr. Ramos remarked. “We want to transform the banking profession into an effortless, uncomplicated and trouble-free service that will delight colleagues and customers alike.”
Enterprise Asia is a non-government organization which envisions to create an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards economic and social development that is both progressive and sustainable development within a world of economic equality. Enterprise Asia pursues this by encouraging entrepreneurship, embracing diversity, promoting excellence, and practicing integrity.