KUALA LUMPUR: Edmund Santhara of Masterskill (M) Sdn Bhd was named Malaysia's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2007.
He also received the Emerging Entrepreneur of The Year award, Ernst & Young said in a statement.
Having completed his MBA in marketing and business administration in 1998, he invested in Masterskill and became its chief executive officer in 2005. Masterskill is a school for nursing and allied health education.
Santhara will represent Malaysia at the world award event at Monte Carlo in May 2008.
The Masters Category Award recipient is Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin, the man behind the country's largest wholesaler MYDIN, while Nigel Lee Siew Tat of TechnoDex Bhd was named the Technology Category Award recipient.
Datin Alicia Tiah of TA Enterprise Bhd received the Women's Category award. She has nurtured, developed and transformed TA into a diversified conglomerate.
The group now has business in asset management, unit trust management, futures and derivatives trading, credit and lending, hotel operations and property development and management investments spanning Malaysia, Canada, Australia as well as South Africa. Bernama