IES Global MD Joanne Wong Wins Award for Entrepreneurship in Education

IES Global MD Joanne Wong Wins Award for Entrepreneurship in Education

IES Global Joanne Wong


Joanne Wong, Managing Director of IES Global has won the award in the Masterclass sector as Socially Responsible Entrepreneur at the Junior Chamber International Socially Responsible Company Awards 2013. The award in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia honored Joanne Wong in Education and Cultural Exchange.


Y.B. Tuan Kamalanathan, Malaysia Deputy Minister II of Education and Higher Learning, presented the award to IES Global Managing Director, Joanne Wong who has been involved in education in Asia for a quarter of a century and has been key to IES Global's success in expanding operations from China to Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Joanne's award follows wins at the ASEAN Outstanding Business Awards 2011 and 2013 and a 2012 win at the JCI Socially Responsible Company awards in education for IES Global.


The mission of JCI is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The awards, supported by the Prime Minister Department of Malaysia, encourage small and medium businesses to have an impact on local communities and the assessment criteria fulfill the principles of the UN Global Compact; Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption, which the JCI signed in 2008.


The awards were part of the Malaysia International Corporate Social Responsibility Conference, the first ever in Malaysia and had 600 delegates attend from various companies and higher education institutions. JCI Public Relations Director, Nur Adora Shafini commented that IES Global's attendance was of great importance, "We are encouraging companies from outside Malaysia to join the CSR conference, IES Global's presence internationally is fantastic for the young people attending this event."


The JCI Socially Responsible Company Awards, in its third year, honored 17 Asia based companies and individuals for responsible and impactful contributions to CSR which included fields as diverse as Environmental, Technology, Construction, Child Care, Recycling and Social Financing.


"It is an honor for myself and for IES Global as a whole to be recognized again by the JCI for its efforts and achievements in CSR” said Joanne Wong, "To win an award in the Masterclass sector further solidifies the commitment of IES Global and its staff to CSR practices."


"CSR plays an important role in international education particularly in bringing international students closer to the communities in which they have chosen to study evidenced by the numerous activities our students have been involved in China in the last few years".


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About Junior Chamber International

JCI was founded in 1910 St Louis, Missouri, USA by Henry Giessenbier, a bank cashier, decided that young people acting in a voluntary capacity could fashion a new standard of life for their communities and subsequently formed the ‘Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association’. In 1918, he asked the St Louis chamber of commerce to consider the name Junior Chamber of Commerce which stuck and snowballed into Canada, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and Africa by 1920. It has 5,000 local organizations connecting over 100 countries.


About IES Global

IES Global provides work experience, internship and Mandarin programs in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. IES Global was founded in 1992, and has been bridging the gap between East and West with cultural immersion opportunities ever since. In 2011 and 2013 IES Global received the 2011 ASEAN Outstanding Business Award for their work in China and this JCI Socially Responsible Company Awards win is the second at the event following their 2012 win. >> See IES Global's member profile page


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