The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2020: About the sponsor and partners

Get to know UBS, the presenting sponsor, and other partners of Singaporean of the Year, a yearly award organised by The Straits Times honouring Singaporeans who have made a positive impact in society

The Singaporean Of The Year award is in its sixth edition and UBS has again partnered The Straits Times for the yearly event.

The presenting sponsor for the 2020 award is UBS. Other partners include Millennium Hotels and Resorts, and Singapore Airlines.

Presenting sponsor



UBS celebrates 50 years in Singapore. Today, UBS is a leading foreign banking institution in Singapore and is the world's leading wealth manager and Asia's largest global wealth manager.

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centred on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in over 50 regions and locations, including all major financial centers, and employs over 67,000 people around the world.

Asia continues to be a strategic priority for UBS. Singapore is one of the two major international booking centers for UBS's Global Wealth Management business in the region as well as the headquarters for the firm's investment banking business in South Asia.

UBS has been an active community partner in all the markets where we operate in. We aim to create a positive influence on the social and environmental well-being of all the local communities. Guided by our values, we believe in the importance of being inclusive and have engaged our local communities holistically through philanthropy, partnerships and employee participation. Our programmes have connected people, strengthened bonds and enriched lives through art and education for children and youth. We support programmes that foster entrepreneurship, self-leadership and communication skills, as well as provide out-of-classroom experiences and insights into the finance industry.

Located in Singapore's shopping district, Orchard Hotel is one of six MHR hotels in Singapore. PHOTO: MILLENNIUM HOTELS AND RESORTS

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) is the global brand of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited (M&C), a global hotel company which owns, manages and operates over 145 hotels across some 80 locations worldwide. It has four distinct hotel collections - Leng's Collection, M Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection - throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Its properties are in key gateway cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. Occupying the best locations around the world, MHR has the perfect address for business and leisure travellers. In Singapore, there are six MHR hotels - Orchard Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, M Hotel, Studio M, M Social and Copthorne King's Hotel.

M&C is the hotel arm of Singapore-listed global real estate company City Developments Limited, and is a member of the Hong Leong Group.

Official airline partner

Singapore Airlines


The SIA Group's history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways Limited. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways Limited and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group that is committed to the constant enhancement of the three main pillars of its brand promise - service excellence, product leadership and network connectivity.

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