Talent APAC CEO Mark Nielsen has been named both CEO of the Year and Professional Services Executive of the Year at the 2018 CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards.

Mark was awarded both titles at a glamorous ceremony in Sydney attended by Australian business’s best of the best.

The prestigious awards recognise a number of strategic, cultural and corporate social responsibility initiatives Mark has led at Talent over the past year. They also celebrate his dedication to diversity, equality and ensuring Talent is an exceptional place to work.

Now in its seventh year, the Executive of the Year awards celebrate the success, innovation and business acumen of individuals in corporate Australia. Winners are judged by a panel of highly regarded business professionals and experts in their field.

“Receiving both of these awards is a tremendous honour that I accept on behalf of the entire Talent team,” Nielsen said. “Our dedicated and hard-working people not only come to work each day with the drive to succeed, but also with a big heart and compassion. I am very fortunate to lead and support them.”

Talent Founder and Executive Chairman Richard Earl said the award was a well-deserved accolade for a wonderful leader.

“Mark personifies our Talent values of Lead the way, Strive for better and Give a damn.  He genuinely cares about supporting our people and ensuring each member of the Talent team champions our progressive and innovative thinking, passion for technological advancement and digital transformation, and delivering a customer-centred service. This award is testament to Mark’s amazing energy, effort and contribution to the whole business and its record breaking performance,” Earl said.

The awards cap off an exceptional year for Nielsen, who was also recognised last week by SEEK as the Australian Recruitment Leader of the Year.