Founder of GATES PCM, now Entrepreneur of the Year

GATES PCM Construction Ltd’s inspirational and charismatic leader and Founder, Mr Krishna, was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) 2015 during a press conference organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) and Rotary Club of Singapore.

The press conference, held at the Vanda Ballroom of the prestigious Marina Mandarin Hotel, unveiled the 16 winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award this year. The award, which is given out to the top entrepreneurs in the nation each year, is in its 27th edition this year, making it one of the most coveted and prestigious awards given in recognition of local entrepreneurs.

The 16 recipients of this year’s award were split into two categories. Seven recipients attained the New Entrepreneur Award, while CEO & Chairman of GATES PCM Construction Ltd, Mr. Krishna and eight other entrepreneurs, won the Established Entrepreneur Award.

The award recipients were put through a stringent selection process that started in May 2015 and included various stages such as nomination submission, business proposal submission, shortlisting, interview sessions and site-visits culminating in recipients’ selection for this distinguished award.

EYA award photo

Director of GATES PCM Construction Ltd, Mr. Sivanessan, who lead the award submission and preparation process said: “Despite the company having won regional awards with similar selection processes, EYA has no doubt been one of the most meticulous and dedicated recognition programmes we have seen thus far. It truly solidifies our CEO and Chairman, Mr. Krishna’s standing as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country.

The EYA is no doubt yet another recognition for Mr. Krishna, whose over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience has not only elevated his business to the next level, but has also served as an inspiration to many budding entrepreneurs. Over the years, Mr. Krishna has been part of multiple successful business ventures and has gained mainstream exposure for his efforts, including a slew of awards in recent years.

At the same time, Mr. Krishna is well known for giving back to the community, having been the brainchild of many community service projects, conducted by his companies, including the historic Park Preservation Project, which caught widespread media attention last year. These are the major qualities amongst many others that have enabled Mr. Krishna to attain such a notable recognition from the EYA awards committee.

However, the EYA journey still has a final leg to go for Mr. Krishna. As a winner of EYA, Mr. Krishna is now in contention for the top award in the EYA awards: the title of Established Entrepreneur of the Year, to be announced on the 27th of November at Ritz Carlton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

On behalf of the GATES Family, we wish him all the best in this final leg.

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