AS Watson Group Triumphs with 13 Stevie® Awards in the 2023 International Business Awards®
Malina Ngai, CEO of AS Watson, Honoured as Executive of the Year in Retail

Wednesday August 16th, 2023

AS Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer, has been recognised with an impressive 13 Stevie® awards at the 20th International Business Awards®. These includes 6 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze accolades, with being named Company of the Year in Retail. The Group's extraordinary performance is further exemplified by the achievement of its CEO, Malina Ngai, receiving the title of Executive of the Year in Retail.

According to Malina Ngai, CEO of AS Watson (Asia & Europe), "We are incredibly proud to be the recipient of 13 esteemed Stevie Awards, acknowledging our commitment to O+O platform strategy, social media creativity and industry leadership. It is truly heartening to see the hard work and dedication of our incredible team of 130,000 colleagues from all over the world being recognised on such a global platform."

Amongst 13 awards spanning multiple categories, Ngai's recognition as the Executive of the Year in Retail is a testament to her visionary leadership and significant contributions to AS Watson Group's success. Her dedication to fostering an innovative and customer-obsessed culture has led to significant achievements and growth for AS Watson Group.

Ngai added, “It’s also a great honor for me to receive the prestigious title of Executive of the Year in Retail. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to every colleague of AS Watson Group and also our business partners who have been supporting me and our company throughout the growth journey.”

AS Watson Group received praise from the judges. One judge remarked, “AS Watson Group's remarkable growth and resilience over 180 years make it a standout in the health and beauty retail industry. Their expansion into new markets, strong business results despite the pandemic, and unique O+O platform strategy demonstrate innovation and adaptability. Exceeding sustainability targets showcases their commitment to making a positive impact. Their impressive rise in the rankings further solidifies their position as a global leader in the retail sector. The Group sets an inspiring example for other companies, showcasing that success and sustainability can go hand in hand even during challenging times.”

Here are the 13 Stevie® awards won by AS Watson:
- Company of the Year – Retail
- Executive of the Year – Retail
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Influencer Management
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Influencer Marketing
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Environmental
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Engagement
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Sport
- Cause & Green - Sustainable Event
- Corporate & Community - Community Engagement Event
- Mobile App - Shopping
- Mobile App - Best User Experience
- Website - Achievement in User Experience
- Technology Department of the Year

The International Business Awards are the world's most prestigious business awards programme. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. In 2023, International Business Awards® received more than 3,700 nominations from organisations in 61 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of over 230 executives globally who participated in the judging process in June and July.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at