Awards: IABC Asia Pacific launches 2022 Communicator of the Year Awards

SINGAPORE — The search is on for the outstanding communicators in the Asia Pacific Region.

The International Association of Business Communicators Asia Pacific (IABC APAC) has launched the 2022 Communicator of the Year Awards that recognize and honor exceptional communication excellence and leadership.

IABC APAC is opening the nominations for the prestigious awards in two categories: the Executive Leader and the Senior Communication Professionals.


Executives, who could be president, CEO, a C-suite leader, managing director, vice president, or head of private firms, organizations, or government agencies based in Asia Pacific countries, may be nominated in the Executive Leader category for demonstrating leadership in strategic communication excellence.

Communicators in the Asia Pacific region with at least ten years of work experience in the profession are eligible for nomination in the Senior Communication Professional Category for developing and implementing effective communication programs to support their company’s or organization’s goals.

Sia Papageorgiou of Australia was awarded the 2021 IABC Asia Pacific Communicator of the Year Award under the Senior Communication Professional category. She has published numerous articles about the role of technology and artificial intelligence in communications and donated her time as a leader in IABC at the local, regional, and international levels, among other accolades and accomplishments.

In 2020, Kate Carnell, ombudsman of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise, and Gabrielle Dolan, founder of Jargon Free Fridays, were named the 2020 IABC Asia Pacific Communicators of the Year under the Senior Communication Professional and Executive Leader categories, respectively. Both Australian women displayed expertise in business storytelling and authentic communication, applying their skills on a local and global scale.

Nominees can either be self-nominated or nominated by an IABC member or non-member. People outside their organization can also nominate them. Nominations must be emailed to with the subject “Communicator of the Year Nomination.”

The nomination period for both categories will be from 3 November 2021 to 4 February 2022. Visit the official website of IABC Asia Pacific Region ( for more information on the nomination process, eligibility, and criteria for evaluation.

IABC Asia Pacific is a regional board with 12 chapters in 8 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, along with members-at-large in Singapore, Pakistan, China, Fiji, and Thailand.

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