Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), a chapter of the National ICT Association of Malaysia (“PIKOM”), held its 2016 OM Excellence Awards recently to honour stellar contributions and performance by Malaysia’s top companies with the Global Business Services (GBS) sector.
In its 6th year, the awards ceremony is the country’s only distinctive platform that recognises excellence in GBS across organisations and individuals. In particular, the awards serve as a catalyst in the development and growth of industry best practices and standards; which in turn continue to strengthen Malaysia’s value proposition and competitive positioning as a world-class GBS location, OM said in a recent statement.
According to OM, the GBS sector remains a bright spot for Malaysia’s economy – estimated to grow 10%-15% for the next five years; while having created more than 13,000 jobs in 2016. The sector has already surpassed initial targets of creating 43,000 new jobs by 2020 with more than 85,000 jobs created by 2016.
The awards are intended for buyers, end-users and service providers who exemplify outstanding contributions or set the benchmark in contact centre operations, business process outsourcing, shared services and other facets of GBS. Held annually, the awards consist of multiple categories to equitably showcase services orientation and outcome-centric value delivered using outsourcing models.
Among this year’s winners are Datacom Asia in Operational Excellence in IT, Aegis BPO Malaysia for Operational Excellence in Contact Centers and Operational Excellence in HR, Cuscapi Berhad for Best Practices in Business Process Transformation and Brandt International for Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility. The highlight of the ceremony was the 2016 Outsourcing Leader of the Year Award – won by David Wong, CEO SnT Global Sdn Bhd.
“The OM Excellence Awards began in 2011 and over the years, this platform has developed in tandem with the progress of Malaysia’s GBS industry. Hence, with the industry’s growing stature and contribution to Malaysia’s economy, it only apt that we continue to recognise the companies within the industry and celebrate those who have excelled and played a leading role in Malaysia’s continued GBS success story,” shared OM Chairman, Cheah Kok Hoong.
The OM Excellence Awards was held together with the 2016 Smart Sourcing Summit (“SSS”) –the GBS sector’s most prominent gathering of captains of industry from across Malaysia. Tan Sri Mohamad Sidek bin Haji Hassan, Chairman of MDEC graced the OM Excellence Awards as guest-of-honour. The Summit saw Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of Supermax Corporation. Sdn. Bhd and former Minister of Trade and Industry deliver the event’s keynote speech.
Themed “GBS Innovation- Disrupt or be Disrupted, the industry’s flagship event was held to explore issues and opportunities in the regional and global sourcing industry, ranging from the latest developments both within Malaysia and the region, across new industries as well as the disruptive effect of new technologies.
“A growing number of companies worldwide are using GBS firms in Malaysia to streamline operations and achieve better quality and cost efficiency. GBS is a new driver of business and investments for Malaysia. Despite much pessimism for 2017, Malaysia has a strong success story to share via its GBS sector and we must continue to be aggressive in branding and selling our GBS value to the world,” said Cheah .