C-level Executives of ASCIRA Win Bronze Stevies
It was double celebrations for ASCIRA as COO Belynda Lee, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year category in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®. Executive Creative Director Curtis Randall also bagged a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Creative Executive of the Year category.
About the winners
Belynda Lee is a dynamic corporate executive with over three decades of experience. She has built strong international industry relationships with key corporate vendors and sales teams and has an excellent reputation that shows in the retention and loyalty of high-profile, high-volume business associates. As COO of ASCIRA, she brings an international business acumen along with her unique ability to perform as a cross-functional strategist to the team.
Elated by her success, Ms Lee stated: “It is an honour to receive this award. I hope my contribution to the society will guide young women towards the right path in life. Life is not simple, however with right choices, we can make it easier to live. Thank You, Stevie Awards for recognizing the work that I do.”
Curtis Randall brings world-class strategic talent, proven passion and dedication to his role as Executive Creative Director. He has extensive knowledge in international advertising, video gaming and television production and has worked with brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley, GSK, Pfizer, Best Buy, Electronic Arts and National Film Board of Canada. His multi-disciplinary international experience includes film, editing, production, live action directing, CG element creation, storyboard design, modelling, animation, and rendering, as well as recruitment of creative talent and managing teams of creatives.
Thrilled by his success, Mr. Randall stated: “This award reiterates my motto to live your life big. No matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible for those who dare to dream, don’t ever give up.”
The judging process
The winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.
For Woman of the Year, the judging panel was chaired by Henry Albert R. Fadullon, President of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. It also consisted of prominent C-level executives from around the world including Tasnim Salem Al Falasi, Environment Awareness Section Manager of Dubai Municipality, Chetan Choudhury, Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office, Dubai, and David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, USA.
Commenting on Belynda’s work, the judges stated:
Inimitable in her style, Belynda has been dealt many different cards – certainly not always positive. It’s exciting to see how she’s moulded her own authentic style and is absolutely flourishing. From the outside looking in, she’s a woman of ambition and vision and yet also gratitude and community.
Belynda Lee has developed herself and evolved into somebody that works to make others better persons, especially her team. Her leadership among women is proven with various recognitions she gained within her industry. Keep up the good work!
The judging panel for Creative Executive of the Year was chaired by Michelle S. Stephens, Chief Strategy Officer, Caribbean Strategy Inc., West Indies. It also consisted of prominent C-level executives from around the world including Jane Bryant, Director of Spire Communications, USA, Kirsten Ly, Executive Director, Advisor Growth Marketing Hightower Advisors, USA and Lucinda Dobinson, CEO, Creative Covenant, UK.
Commenting on Curtis’s work, the judges stated:
Curtis’ team is lucky to have such a creative and inspiring leader. I wish good luck on future growth to himself and ASCIRA.
Curtis seems a good professional with excellent business sense and analytical knowledge.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.
As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 8 December. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.