Winsemius Awards 2017: Winners, Review and Pictures

23 Mar 2017 : All Day

Banner reviewCongratulations to all winners of the Winsemius Awards 2017!

A review on the Gala evening

To view the video of the Winsemius Awards Gala 2017 click on the picture.



With a remark to the new categories of awards, the increase of guests at the table and the increase of company submissions for the awards this year, Ynse de Boer, President of the Dutch Chamber opens the third annual Winsemius Awards for Sustainability and Innovation.


‘Standing still is moving backwards’ is what Ambassador of the Netherlands to Singapore, Jacques Werner, states. ‘And it is therefore good to see that companies in Singapore value innovation to a great extent’. They acknowledge innovation, sustainability and creativity says Ambassador Werner and he announces a new era of economic growth with sustainability at its core. ‘Winsemius created the spirit of bilateral cooperation and we are here to make it last longer’.


Guest of honor and Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, Minister Lawrence Wong, agrees with the Ambassador that we owe a debt to Winsemius ‘for standing at the beginning of Singaporean and Dutch cooperation’. Minister Wong recalls being in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam, realizing to be standing below sea level and his conclusion to that experience is that ‘it is all about knowing how to adapt and how we must learn from each other’. ‘Let’s look forward to building a better future together’, said Minister Wong and these concluding words are endorsed by the Winsemius Awards.


The winners of the categories were as follows:



  • Winner: Royal HaskoningDHV


  • Winner: Heerema Marine Contractors

Food & Nutrition:

  • Winner: FrieslandCampina

Professional Services:

  • Winner: Appical

Small Business Rising Star:

  • Winner: Otonomos

Singaporean-Dutch Cooperation:

  • Winner: NUSDeltares

Collaborative Innovation

  • Winner: Unilever

Partners of the Winsemius Awards 2017 were:
Heineken, ING, FrieslandCampina, VDL, DSM. AkzoNobel, Randstad, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, PWNT, Adecco


The remarkably successful evening in company of abundant innovative and sustainable organizations was drawn to a close by Minister Lawrence Wong, President of DutchCham Ynse de Boer and Ambassador of the Netherlands Jacques Werner.


To view pictures of the Gala use this link.

For a press release, please use this link Press release – DUTCHCHAM WINSEMIUS AWARDS GALA – review

23 Mar 2017 : All Day