Heinrich Jessen is Businessman of the Year

Heinrich Jessen is Businessman of the Year

His personal passion for environmental sustainability has earned Heinrich Jessen the title of 2016 Businessman of the Year.

SINGAPORE - His personal passion for environmental sustainability has earned company boss Heinrich Jessen the title of 2016 Businessman of the Year on Tuesday.

Mr Jessen, 49, was appointed chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (Southeast Asia) in 2004 and led it to become one of Asia's first carbon-neutral industrial companies in 2011.

"We took the decision despite the fact the country is not ready for it yet," he said at the award ceremony, adding that he hopes to hear of more firms going carbon-neutral in the future.

Mr Jessen was also honoured at the Singapore Business Awards for his vision in transforming Jebsen & Jessen from a trading business started by his family in Hong Kong into a Singapore-based pan-Asian industrial and engineering enterprise with more than 4,000 employees.

"I think (the company can stay relevant) by concentrating on being in leadership positions so we play a relevant, meaningful role for employees, for customers, and for suppliers," he said.

Mr Jessen, who was born in Denmark and became a Singapore citizenship in 2013, was presented the award by Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung.

~ Article excerpt from The Straits Times (Apr 25, 2017)

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About Jebsen & Jessen Pte Ltd

An industrial enterprise, our business spans manufacturing, engineering, and distribution. Since 1963 we have worked in partnerships with global market leaders, facilitating and capitalising on opportunities throughout South East Asia. Our core business units include: Cable TechnologyIngredientsLife SciencesMaterial HandlingPackaging and Technology.   We operate in ASEAN and beyond through a network spanning 90 locations, including 19 manufacturing facilities. Through our more than 50 subsidiaries and associate companies we employ over 4,400 people.

Jebsen & Jessen Group form part of a global family enterprise that dates back to a trading partnership formed in Hong Kong in 1895. Beyond the region we are closely connected to a network of sister companies in Australia, Europe and Greater China.

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