LANGKAWI — December 14, 2015: The Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) has joined the ranks of global organisations such as Microsoft and Apple Inc. after being selected as the winner of the World Confederation of Businesses’ (WorldCob) The Bizz 2016 Business Excellence Award.
The Houston-based business development organisation, in an e-mail to LADA recently, said the decision was made based on the high score achieved by the authority under its business excellence evaluation.
The areas reviewed were business leadership, quality in products and services, systems management, innovation, creativity, corporate social
responsibility and achievements.
“This (winning the award) is very big. Even Apple and Microsoft were once awarded by WorldCob,” said LADA chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli at a media briefing here today.
LADA has been invited to receive the award in Monte Carlo on May 15 next year.
Khalid said winning the award came as a significant milestone for LADA which had won other recognitions before.
“In this case we didn’t submit any nomination. It came as a surprise for us…. they did their own research (to evaluate LADA’s performance).”
He said that winning the award reflected the importance of promoting the role of LADA on a global platform in marketing Langkawi to the world.
Prior to this LADA had spearheaded efforts to enable Langkawi to maintain its status as a Unesco Global Geopark for another four years until 2019. —