I am delighted that London is hosting the inaugural Asian Professional Awards. For centuries, our vibrant and diverse Asian community has been a vital part of what makes our city so great, contributing to its economic prosperity across a wide variety of sectors and helping to make it the success that it is today. As one of the world’s greatest cities in which to do business and a magnet for top talent from around the world, London is an ideal location to recognise the achievements of Asian men and women.

—Boris Johnson, Mayor of London