Bruneian Haji Nasir bin Dato Paduka Latif received an award in the Movers and Shakers category in recognition of his outstanding contribution in people development at the Asia HRD Awards 2022 in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on October 18.
This is the second time Brunei has received the award. Haji Nasir is the first Bruneian to win the Asia HRD award while the other recipient was the Brunei Civil Service Institute for contributions to human resource development in 2015.
Other prominent recipients include former Philippines president General (Rtd) Fidel V Ramos; wife of former prime minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali; former chief secretary to the Malaysia Government Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid and founder of Tune Group and Air Asia Bhd Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes.
This year, the Asia HRD Awards committee presented 17 awards to individuals and companies from seven countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, India, and Australia.
The award categories included Lifetime Achievement Award, Contribution to Society, Contribution to Organisation, Contribution to HR Community as well as Movers and Shakers.
Asia HRD Awards 2022 Chairman Engineer Fahmi bin Ali Al Jowder, former Bahrain minister of works, awarded Haji Nasir in the Movers and Shakers category in recognition of his outstanding contribution in people development.
Haji Nasir is Chairman and CEO of Transasia Development Corporation and also CEO of Timorese Manpower Agency.
The Movers and Shakers Award is presented to those who have demonstrated accomplishments by actively influencing changes and breakthroughs in people development.
They “move” communities by “shaking” existing practices. They are pioneers who challenge the status quo and strive for continuous improvements.
The Asia HRD Awards recognises and honours individuals or organisations with extraordinary influence; who have contributed to the advancement in the field of human development and have impacted society, the business sphere and community.
The awards celebrate virtuosos who contribute to people development – whether it is to the human resource profession, an organisation, the community or society at large. The goal of the awards is to showcase achievements and develop best practices to further enrich the field of people development.