From shipyard to C-suite

Once a worker in a state-owned shipbuilding yard, Ren Yuanlin is today chairman of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Limited, one of the largest non-state-owned publicly listed shipbuilders in China. Ren has led Yangzijiang to become the first private Chinese company listed in Singapore and the first mainland company to list in Taiwan. Ren acknowledged that the award is not only a recognition of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding but an inspiration to the entire shipbuilding industry in China.