KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has been conferred the Lifetime Contribution to People Development award by the Asia HRD Awards 2014 committee.
The award recognises his leadership and contribution in the field of education and learning, particularly in his role as the chairman of the Sarawak Foundation.
“He and the state have demonstrated leadership in ensuring a skilled Sarawak population which is employable,” Asia HRD Awards founder Datuk Dr R. Palan said.
Former Bahraini Works Minister Fahmi Ali Al Jowder, a member of the Asia HRD Awards 2014 executive council, presented the award to Adenan at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.
The Asia HRD Awards recognise organisations and individuals whose efforts have made an impact on society.
They honour leaders, human resource professionals and practitioners at all levels who have influenced the community, organisations or society at large.
Since being launched as an independent initiative in 2003 with just five recipients from two countries, the awards are now a prestigious annual event which have honoured a total of 145 recipients from 16 countries to date.
They are presented in four categories - Lifetime Achievement, Contribution to Society, Contribution to Organisation and Contribution to Human Resources Community.
The goal of the awards is to showcase achievements and develop best practices to enrich the field of people development.
Distinguished recipients of past awards include Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, former Philippines president Fidel Ramos and United Arab Emirates International Cooperation and Development Minister Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi for Lifetime Achievement as well as Fahmi, AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and India’s HCL Technologies chairman Shri Shiv Nadar for Contribution to Society.