Hegen Bags Top Awards to Mark a Year of Excellence

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Yvon Bock, Founder and CEO of Hegen 

Singapore, 6 December 2023 – Hegen, the trailblazing global brand committed to transforming the motherhood experience, proudly announces that its Founder and Chief Executive Officer Yvon Bock has received dual distinctions at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2023 awards. Notably recognised as the winner in the Consumer Products category, Yvon was also crowned the overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2023 Singapore, triumphing among four distinguished category award winners. 


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From left to right: 4 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ winners, Althea Lim from Gushcloud International, Phyllis Ong from Armstrong Industrial, Yvon Bock from Hegen and Olive Tai from Synagie Group Asia and Europe 

Organised by professional services company EY, the prestigious accolade celebrates innovators who shape economies through their creative work, aligning with this year’s theme, “The Art of Entrepreneurship”.  

This year, the award recipients were selected from close to 100 nominations by an independent judging panel, based on the four globally benchmarked criteria of entrepreneurial spirit, growth, purpose, and impact. Remarkably, all four EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ award winners this year are women entrepreneurs – among them are Phyllis Ong from Armstrong Industrial, Althea Lim from Gushcloud International, and Olive Tai from Synagie Group Asia and Europe. 

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Yvon Bock crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2023 Singapore by  
EY Asean Regional Managing Partner & EY Singapore and Brunei Managing Partner, Mr. Liew Nam Soon and Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr. Tan See Leng 

Yvon’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to advocating for mothers in the workplace have earned her this distinguished dual recognition. In particular, her vision to support and empower 100 million mothers worldwide has been the driving force for Hegen’s impactful initiatives. 

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Yvon Bock during her EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ — Consumer Products speech 

Expressing her gratitude, Yvon said: “I’m deeply honoured to receive dual distinctions at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2023 Singapore awards. This recognition is a testament to the collective effort of the entire Hegen team and our relentless pursuit of redefining motherhood experiences. I envision a world where women seamlessly navigate between their roles at home and at work. I aspire to be a voice for women in the workplace, empowering them to embrace their multifaceted identities and achieve their full potential." 

Yvon will represent Singapore at the esteemed EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ award in June 2024, competing with entrepreneurs from over 60 jurisdictions at Monte Carlo, Monaco. This platform presents a remarkable opportunity for Hegen to expand our efforts in transforming the global motherhood experience and championing women in the workplace, aligning perfectly with Yvon’s goal to empower 100 million mothers worldwide. 

Yvon and Leon Bock at the E50 Gala Dinner 

Meanwhile, on the domestic front, Hegen recently celebrated its impressive #11 ranking at the 2023 Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards. Jointly organised by The Business Times and KPMG in Singapore, these awards recognise the 50 most enterprising local, privately-held companies in Singapore which have displayed inspiring resilience in difficult times. This accolade further solidifies Hegen’s dedication to fostering Singapore’s economic growth and innovation. 

These accolades stand as a testament to the remarkable support Hegen has garnered from our esteemed community of partners, parents, families, and dedicated team members. As Hegen continues to grow, we look forward to continuing our mission of serving 100 million mothers around the world. Hegen will continue to create innovative solutions that support and empower mothers on their journey of parenthood. 

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To enhance and create a positive breastfeeding journey for parents, Hegen was established in Singapore in 2015 by its Founder and CEO, Yvon Bock, whose vision was to modernise a feeding system that advocates breastfeeding, protects the integrity of breastmilk, and simplifies the way mothers express, store and feed.  

As a global brand thoughtfully designed by a mother for mothers, Hegen champions sustainability through innovative, practical and high-quality breastfeeding products that can be easily converted and repurposed to meet the evolving needs of a child, hence extending the lifespan to beyond a bottle. Our iconic ergonomically-shaped Hegen Sqround (square-round) bottles are modular, multi-functional and designed with our patented Press-to-Close, Twist-to-Open™ no-screw-thread closure for easy handling – which in turn improves the lives of our customers.  

Hegen’s commitment goes beyond creating products. Our Hegen Lactation Centre represents our brand’s core value as we strive to provide a holistic experience for our community through education, full lactation consultations and training services, so as to encourage breastfeeding and guide every mum on their unique nursing journey. 

Hegen is currently available in 24 international markets: Bahrain, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Macau SAR, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. 

For more information, please visit https://www.hegen.com/. 

Press Release @ Hegen  

Ms Alison Ong 
Assistant Manager, Consumer Strategy & Consumer Engagement (Marketing) 

E: alison.ong@hegen.com 
P: +65 6978 9013  

Hegen Pte Ltd, 438A Alexandra Road, #02-01 Alexandra Technopark, Singapore 119967