Dr. Ailin Iwan was nominated Bronze awardee as "Woman of the Year" by International Business Awards (United States, 2020)
Judges' comments below:
* I haven’t seen such quality work in a long time. Great job!
* Dr. Ailin Iwan has an incredible growth story.
* This entry is highlights several of the amazing services offered by Philia Earth and specifically Dr. Iwan. This is a vision, and direction which shows the capabilities of skilled leadership with an innovative idea. Behind the leadership of Dr. Iwan, the company continues to build a sustainable product and model of architecture which can enhance the global opportunity for humans longevity on earth. This is a unique proposition, and this leadership is key to the company and vision. Continue to branch out to make partnerships and volunteer to enhance the company's brand and image in the future.
* Dr. Iwan is a passionate leader for her employees, company and world sustainability. The launch and progress of Philia has been impressive since their founding 4 years ago. It is not difficult to understand the unique achievements of Dr. Iwan that led Philia Earth to promote her to CEO in 2020 and that differentiates herself as woman of the year.
* Good example of female leadership but unclear how is this is specifically differentiated to others in the industry.
* She is encouraging young professionals to practice sustainable design.
"I am thankful to GOD for this un-expected blessing. I am grateful to my family especially my husband and my parents who support me to pursue my dream in an unpredictable entrepreneur journey. I was heavily pregnant and was finishing up an architecture design project when my husband received "International Business Award" for Start-Up-of-the Year in London in 2018. I never imagine that I would hold IBA trophy as Woman of the Year in 2020. I am blessed to marry an amazing husband who happens to be a talented architect, Mr. Kenneth K.Y. Poon, who is responsible not only in his own profession but also at home. His support, advices, encouragement, and insights meant a lot for me to push forward in the right direction. I would like to dedicate this award to my mother who inspires me with her unconditional love for her family as I witnessed she supported my father throughout his ups and down in the business world and she successfully raised her four children to blossom in pursuing their own particular interests in their professions. I also would like to dedicate this award to my daughter, Melissa Judith Poon, and all girls in her generation with a simple message to never give up on your dream and always try to be the very best of yourself while keeping the balance of family and work life." (Dr. Ailin Iwan Poon: April 22, 2021)
Kenneth K. Y. Poon was nominated as Most Influential Leader in Architecture & Design 2020 in Hong Kong under Corporate Excellence Awards (United Kingdom, 2020)
Philia Earth Limited received Hong Kong Most Outstanding Leaders Awards (Hong Kong, 2019)
Kowloon Shangri-La (June 20, 2019)
Dr. Ailin Iwan (Chief Sustainability Officer of Philia Earth Limited) represented the company to receive "Hong Kong Most Outstanding Leaders Awards". During the signing prior to the ceremony, she was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Kenneth K.Y. Poon and her daughter, Melissa Judith Poon.
Judges' comments below:
* The reputation and recognition of the brand in the credibility of design solution and consultancy.
* Your team's proven market expertise and specialization in architectural and interior design with devotion to the best business practices (transparency in market knowledge and research).
* Your team provide innovative and sustainable formulation to the projects.
* Devotion to setting industry standards with strict due diligence and stringent quality management measures.
* Caring and responsible for the society's sustainability (for the next generation and elderly).
Philia Earth Limited was nominated Silver awardee as "Startup of the Year" by International Business Awards (United States, 2018)
International Business Award (London, 2018)
Intercontinental Park Lane (October 20, 2018)
Mr. Kenneth K.Y. Poon (Chief Executive of Philia Earth Limited) represented the company to receive "International Business Award" (silver). Our company competed among 3,900 nominees to win the award.
Judges' Comments below:
* Providing creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions to existing world problems is a superb job. First Rate Work!
* Philia Earth is a pragmatic approach to eco friendly living and sustainable development. It is both deign based and research based. Recruitment has been strong because of the corporate image that has been communicated.
Projects include facilities from kindergarten to eldercare and many businesses in between.
* A company with a future vision and environmental awareness.
* Great initiatives to create awareness in sustainable development.
* It is wonderful to see a company that not only focuses on
profits, but is also keen on sharing their expertise with others and is continuing to expand the knowledge through research benefiting the company as well as the architectural community. Your company has tackled many interesting projects since it was established in 2016.
* Philia Earth's growth strategy execution has been great.
* Noble and important vision. Superb work. Great supporting material. Keep moving and keep smiling.