Ecolab’s Allan Yong, former President Director for the company in Indonesia and current Southeast Asia Market head, has received Asia’s Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Award, recognising him as one of the region’s best performing leaders.
The ACES Award honours exceptional leaders who drive revenue growth and put their company on a path towards becoming a future giant corporation of Asia. The accolade is presented to individuals who demonstrate strong business acumen, professionalism, entrepreneurial spirit and astute decision-making.
Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, and under Yong’s leadership, the company has rapidly expanded in Indonesia by focusing on its commitment to integrity, innovation, and sustainability to help drive customer success.
Ecolab Indonesia has accelerated its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, with water management and disaster relief forming the core of its activities. Projects include drinking water support for a rural boarding school, drinking water containers for the communities affected by the earthquakes, as well as hygiene education outreach and support for children with disabilities.
Three leadership qualities guide Allan’s approach: authentic leadership, humility and servant leadership. Of those, he said, “Servant leadership is the most important. I strive to put others and the business enterprise ahead of myself. Their success is my success.”
“Putting our associates’ development first is key to what we ultimately aim to deliver as a corporation: intense customer focus and collaboration towards profitable results,” said Jerome Charton, EVP & President, Global Markets at Ecolab. “It’s great to see Allan’s leadership being recognised for his effort driving both of these outcomes.”