Innovation makes a better society

14 winners were named for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 China

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  • The eminent winners created over 190,000 jobs despite challenging economic environment

15 November 2013, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong - EY announced today the 14 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 China (EOY 2013 China) winners. Launched in 2006, the EOY China awards honor bold entrepreneurs in the mainland China and Hong Kong / Macau regions who have achieved success by combining innovation and capabilities with opportunity, and recognize the benefits that entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial spirit bring to the broader good of China’s economy.

The country winners of EOY 2013 China – which will be announced at an awards gala dinner to be held in Hong Kong for the first time – will represent the mainland China and Hong Kong / Macau regions to compete for the coveted World Entrepreneur of the Year award in Monte Carlo in 2014.

This year’s winners are drawn from a diverse range of industries, comprising emerging industries, real estate, life sciences, culture and technology, consumer products, industrial products, and services (please refer to appendix A for winners list). Their achievements through innovation have transformed their business and industry, and created a long-lasting positive impact on their market and society. More than 190,000 of jobs were created by the winners of EOY 2013 China despite challenging economic environment.

Albert Ng, China Chairman and Greater China Managing Partner of EY says, “I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s EOY 2013 China awards for their remarkable achievements. Our winners are trailblazers who are not afraid of change. They are highly adaptive to the fast changing market and make positive change happen. They are prudent managers of their companies’ day-to-day operations and visionaries who think ahead in creating enduring growth. They focus on developing talent while carrying out corporate responsibility to help pass on a liveable world to future generations.”

Agnes Chan, EY EOY 2013 China Co-Chairman, says, “China is transforming its economic growth model to pursue structural upgrades through reforms and innovations. The country hopes to maintain social stability after enjoying over three decades of remarkable economic expansion. The new strategy would shift focus from boosting the scale and speed of its GDP growth to enhancing economic efficiency and the livelihood of its people. The strategy would encourage more sustainable development so as to provide more social benefits for its citizens.”

Ringo Choi, EY EOY 2013 China Co-Chairman, says, “Innovation makes a better society is our theme for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year China awards, which summarizes the special attributes of the entrepreneurs, especially the award winners this year. Being at the forefront of their nation’s economic transformation, these entrepreneurs have built up momentum for continued economic growth, while confronting numerous challenges, by virtue of their knowledge and unremitting efforts. They have integrated their business performance to fulfill a corporate social responsibility to address cultural and environmental issues through innovative ways, which have also brought about new business opportunities.”

Paul Chow, Judging Chairman for the EY EOY 2013 China awards, Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited says, “The 14 Chinese entrepreneurs stood out for excelling consistently across the six judging benchmarks. As leaders in their respective categories, they have had demonstrated the ability to innovate, undertook a willingness to take risks, seized opportunities and exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit that is driving the competitiveness of Chinese enterprises and improving confidence in the economy. Their perseverance, faith and success have resonated with many of the judges.”

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Appendix A

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year China 2013 Award Winners

Consumer Products

  • Jimmy Tang, Chairman and CEO, Prince Jewellery and Watch Company
  • Terry Sio, President, Rainbow Group

Culture and Technology

  • Liang Guangwei, Chairman and President, Shenzhen Huaqiang Holdings Limited

Emerging Enterpreneur

  • Jacky Kwan, Chairman, Bamboos Professional Nursing Services Limited
  • Terry Tsang, Founder and Chairman, Mad Head Limited
  • Chen Haibin, Board Chairman and President, Zhejiang DIAN Diagnostics Co., Ltd.
  • Zhang Bangxin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TAL Education Group

Life Sciences

  • Yan Xijun, Chairman, Tasly Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd.
  • Wang Zhaoming, Chairman, Inner Mongolia Hotision & Monsod Drought-Resistance Greening Co. Ltd.

Industrial Products

  • Simon Suen, Chairman, SML Group

Real Estate

  • Hui Wing Mau, Chairman, Shimao Property Holdings Limited

Services

  • Chen Feng, Chairman, HNA Group
  • Chen Miaolin, Chairman, New Century Tourism Group Co., Ltd.
  • Yang Guoping, Chairman, Dazhong Transportation (Group) Co., Ltd.

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