Mr. Jack Chen, Chairman & CEO of PLANET Technology Corporation, a global leading IP-based networking company, is the awardee of 'Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019' (APEA 2019) under the Outstanding category representing the whole of Taiwan's Telecommunication and ICT industry. Founded by Mr. Chen, the company has exported its products to the global ICT market under its own brand name "PLANET" since 1993. Mr. Chen has led "PLANET" to be one of the leading brands of network and communications products in the world with its distribution channels covering in more than 140 countries. The company has also been demonstrating its consistent commitment to the role of global citizenship, besides its product innovations and global branding.
A brand rooted in Taiwan targeting at the global market, under Mr. Chen's leadership, PLANET never stops providing high-quality and innovative network transmissions products with highly added value for the network infrastructure of any smart networks such as smart cities, smart transportation, factory automation, home automation, etc. The company has carved out itself an international image now that the Made in Taiwan brand is known worldwide. In addition, with altruism as the core, Mr. Chen has brought a CSR corporate culture into the company. On a strategic, long-term approach to implementing CSR, the company always emphasizes on good corporate governance, corporate commitment, environmental sustainability and social participation. The expectations and needs of employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, communities, regulators, special interest groups and society as a whole are met. Furthermore, the company's CSR activities have been recognized on an international level by achieving the 17 goals of the UN's 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, the prestigious APEA is a regional awards program which aims to recognize Asia's outstanding entrepreneurs and enterprises for demonstrating sustainable growth, responsible leadership and operational excellence. The APEA was launched in Malaysia in 2007; currently the program has grown to encompass 14 countries and markets all over Asia. This year marks the second year of running the APEA in Taiwan with 4 top entrepreneurs and 8 enterprises finally stood out among numerous nominees across 24 industries.