EY is pleased to announce the two awards winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year TM (EOY) 2020 China: Winner Medical Co., Ltd. Chairman Li Jianquan, for Mainland China; and Green Monday Founder and CEO David Yeung for Hong Kong/Macau. The two winners were recognized for re-emerging from the pandemic by responding swiftly to market demand, leading businesses to innovate, adopting new technologies and discovering new opportunities, turning the crisis into a starting point for industry transformation.
Jack Chan, EY China Chairman and Greater China Regional Managing Partner, said, “Li Jianquan and David Yeung, the two awards winners of EOY 2020 China, have proactively united employees and business partners to regain confidence during these trying times, promoted the sustainable development of industry and society, making remarkable contribution to the ongoing recovery of China’s economy. On behalf of EY, I would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish the two award-winning entrepreneurs even greater success when they take a higher level to represent Mainland China and Hong Kong/Macau to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards next June.”
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 China – Winner, Mainland China:
Winner Medical Co., Ltd. Chairman
Li Jianquan founded Winner Medical (Zhuhai) Textile Co., Ltd. (the predecessor of Winner Medical Co., Ltd.) in 1991 whom served as chairman and general manager of the company. Started from Medical Dressing manufacturing and exporting business, under the leadership of Li Jianquan, Winner Medical has taken the strategic expansion from Medical field to Consumer filed by created brands of “Purcotton” in 2009 and “PurH2B” in 2018.
With its brand mission of “Medical care our life, PureCotton protect our health”, after 30 years struggle, Winner Medical has become the biggest enterprise who provide one-store supplying from Medical Dressing, Infection & Prevention, Home care to PurCotton home & lifestyle articles. With an extensive client network covering more than 80 countries and regions, including the US and Australia, Winner Medical has remained China’s top exporter of Medical Dressings for 10 consecutive years.
After the outbreak of Covid-19, Li Jianquan actively responded to the call of the country, coordinated and allocated resources to ensure full load production without shutdown in every seconds. Winner Medical, a China National-Brand, realizing its own social responsibility by supplied to global market for 2 billion face masks, 47.67 million coverall and isolation gowns, 11.49 million surgical gowns (data report ended on September 2020) .
Lead by Li Jianquan, Winner Medical has become a leading Medical Company who focusing on “COTTON” , driving innovation on Medical and Home care. In September 2020, Winner Medical has successfully listed on the Growth Enterprise Market on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 China – Winner, Hong Kong/Macau:
Green Monday Founder and CEO
David Yeung is the Founder & CEO of Green Monday Group, a multi-faceted social venture with the mission to take on the world’s most pressing crises of climate change, global food insecurity and public health.
With Green Monday Foundation’s initiative pushing for global sustainability movement, the revolutionary food technology innovation in OmniFoods and OmniPork, the market-transforming plant-based retail, dining and distribution network in Green Common, and the impact investment arm in Green Monday Ventures, Yeung has pioneered a one-of-a-kind integrated platform that engages and empowers millions of people, along with public and private sectors, toward green awareness, action and economy.
His work earned him the award of “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Economic Forum and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Other honors and recognitions include Fortune’s 2020 “Change the World” Company, the “Roddenberry Prize”, the “Cathay ChangeMakers 2020”, “Company of the Year 2019” by PETA Asia, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong” and “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.
As a noted environmentalist and entrepreneur, Yeung has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute Summit, TEDx, as well as financial and academic institutions such as UBS and UCLA. Green Monday and Yeung have been widely covered by international media such as the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters.
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