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13 Dec 2022

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2022 Awards winners unveiled

13 DECEMBER 2022 — EY unveiled earlier the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2022 Awards (EOY 2022 Awards). After a six-month selection process, 10 outstanding entrepreneurs have been recognized as the EOY 2022 Awards winners (See Appendix 1 and 2 for details). Hui Wang, Chairman & Founder of ACM Research (Shanghai), Inc., named winner for Chinese mainland and Steven Lam, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Co-founder of GOGOX, named winner for Hong Kong/Macau, China. The two winners are recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit, determination and innovation in steering industrial changes and enterprises transformation in the new era, bringing vitality to high-quality economic development.

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EY unveiled earlier the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™  2022 Awards (EOY 2022 Awards). After a six-month selection process, 10 outstanding entrepreneurs have been recognized as the EOY 2022 Awards winners (See Appendix 1 and 2 for details). Hui Wang, Chairman & Founder of ACM Research (Shanghai), Inc., named winner for Chinese mainland and Steven Lam, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Co-founder of GOGOX, named winner for Hong Kong/Macau, China. The two winners are recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit, determination and innovation in steering industrial changes and enterprises transformation in the new era, bringing vitality to high-quality economic development. 

The EOY 2022 Awards, themed “Unleash vitality; Embrace innovation”, aims to recognize outstanding business leaders who have made significant contributions to creating a collaborative, and seamless innovation ecosystem, and continue to create long-term value through co-creation, mutualism, and collaborative synergy, rejuvenating the vitality of Chinese companies and entrepreneurship in the new era. 

A new blueprint for China’s development has been unfolded in 2022, marking the beginning of an exciting journey. As the global economic paradigm continues to shift and industry chains are swiftly restructured, enterprises need to adopt a new perspective to build a sustainable business. In China, a new development paradigm is fast taking shape, fueling high-quality growth as well as the emergence and application of innovative technologies. A strong foundation is laid for Chinese enterprises to leapfrog their growth into a much broader space. 

Jack Chan, EY China Chairman and Greater China Regional Managing Partner, says: “This year’s EOY Awards winners stand out for their ability to seize opportunities and their courage to take on challenges in a complex market landscape. They are dedicated to achieving technological breakthroughs, strengthening their competitive edge and contributing to the country’s innovation-driven development strategy. They are the leaders in the industrial ecology that is driving integrated development as an integral part of China’s modern industrial system. These entrepreneurs have taken the social responsibility and practiced green development to achieve the “dual carbon” national goals. It is with the vitality, courage and perseverance that the entrepreneurs have responded to the mission of our time and set the entrepreneurial responsibilities in the new era.” 

Since 2006, the EOY Awards program has centered on the new features and requirements of China’s development. Through this program, we examine the essence of entrepreneurship, encourage them to play a bigger part in the economic and social development.  

This year’s winning entrepreneurs are mainly from the science and technology, medical science and health sectors, which displayed the vigorous and dynamic development of technology and health industries. Other top tier winning entrepreneurs represent the consumer products and retail, and high-end manufacturing industries. They have demonstrated the aspiration of traditional enterprises to explore innovation and sustainable development in the new era, and the determination in driving transformation and creating diversified values. 

Janice Hu, China CEO at Credit Suisse, says: “We are delighted to be the platinum sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards for the past seven years. With the mixed global dynamics and heightened market volatility driven by geopolitical concerns and energy crises, I am glad to see that China's innovative capabilities and well-established consumers are proven to make the Chinese economy full of vitality. In this context, Chinese entrepreneurs have been well positioned to deliver their consistent energy and resilience under pressure and constantly explore how to create and share collaborative development effects, dedicated to leading innovative development in this era.

“As one of the international financial service provider pioneers in China, Credit Suisse has always actively provided financial support to Chinese businesses and has witnessed the journey of many Chinese entrepreneurs striving to make progress and innovation with strong resilience amid challenges. We build lasting value by serving our clients with care and entrepreneurial spirit. By collaborating with EY, we wish to further drive sustainable innovation and promote entrepreneurial spirit.” 

Michael Bi, EOY 2022 Awards Program Co-chairman and EY Greater China Markets Managing Partner, says: “Under the theme of ‘Unleash vitality; Embrace innovation’, the EOY 2022 program identifies and honors those entrepreneurs who have made exceptional contributions to establishing a collaborative and seamless innovation ecosystem. This year’s EOY Awards winners are able to forge ahead on a new development paradigm with solid and practical initiatives in both international and domestic markets. They lead their organizations to achieve quality, efficient, competitive and impactful growth, thereby promoting China’s high-quality economic and social development.” 

The award-winning entrepreneurs participated in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 awards ceremony. Two of them will be selected to become the EY China Entrepreneur of the Year and will represent the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong/Macau, China respectively to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in 2023. 

William Huang, EOY 2022 Awards Program Co-chairman and EY China South Managing Partner, says: “This year marks the 17th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in China. Over the years, the awards program has remained committed to identifying and recognizing the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. By honoring their successes, we hope to inspire more entrepreneurs to scale new heights. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. Our sincere gratitude goes to all participants and the wider community for their support on the EOY program.”  

  • Appendix 1: EOY 2022 winners

    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 – Winner, Chinese mainland: 

    Hui Wang 

    Chairman & Founder of ACM Research (Shanghai), Inc. 

    ACM Research (Shanghai), Inc. (“ACM”) is a leading semiconductor cleaning technology and equipment company that integrates research and development, design, manufacturing and sales functions, covering front-end and back-end fabrication stages in the chip manufacturing processes. ACM diversified product categories including – semiconductor cleaning equipment, electroplating equipment and vertical furnace equipment and packaging equipment, and offering its customized equipment and business process solutions. 

    Dr. Wang graduated from Tsinghua University, and completed his Master and Ph.D degrees at Osaka University in Japan, and the post Ph.D study at University of Cincinnati in the United States. In 1998, with start-up capital of US$100,000 founded ACM Research Inc in Silicon Valley, US, and in 2005, Dr Wang embarked into his second entrepreneurial venture by setting up ACM Shanghai in China to tap on the wafer cleaning equipment in the domestic market. ACM was listed on the NASDAQ in 2017, and with the spin-off of ACM Shanghai listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange STAR Market in 2021, ACM penetrating its products into the domestic and international markets. 

    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 – Winner, Hong Kong/Macau, China: 

    Steven Lam  

    Co-CEO and Executive Director, Co-founder of GOGOX 

    In 2013, Steven Lam established GOGOVAN, Asia’s first logistics platform, in Hong Kong. By the age of 36, Mr. Lam was CEO and Co-Founder of a listed company. He was selected as one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons and received the InnoStars Award and other accolades in 2018. He is an entrepreneur who has inspired many of the city’s young people. 

    In 2022, GOGOX was successfully listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, becoming the first intra-city logistics company to land in the Hong Kong capital market and the first listed online platform with operations in both Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. In 2021, GOGOX’s business in Chinese mainland and Hong Kong accounted for 71% of Asia’s online intra-city logistics market. It enjoys a commanding leadership position in the intra-city logistics market in Hong Kong, and it is the third-largest online intra-city logistics platform in Chinese mainland.

  • Appendix 2: EOY 2022 category winners list

    (Listed in no particular order)  


    Hui Wang, Chairman & Founder of ACM Research (Shanghai), Inc. 

    Annie Qiu, Global CEO of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology Co., Ltd. 

    Zhou Kang, Co-founder and Chairman of CNISP Group Co., Ltd. 

    Rong Xiuli, Chairperson of Vanchip (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. 

    Health Sciences & Wellness

    Du Jinhao, Chairman of Shanghai Allist Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. 

    Yan Jianya, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Giant Biogene Holding Co., Ltd. 

    Danny Yeung, CEO and Co-founder of Prenetics Global Limited 

    Industrial Products Shen Genlian, Chairperson and Founder of Sichuan Huanlong New Material Ltd.  
    Consumer Products Wesley Ng, Co-founder and CEO of CASETiFY 
    Services  Steven Lam, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Co-founder of GOGOX 
  • Appendix 3: Independent judging panel

    (Listed in no particular order)  

    Mr. Ma Weihua 

    (Judging Chairman)

    Chairman of National fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (NFTTC)  

    Former Executive Director, President and CEO of China Merchants Bank  

    Dr. Anthony Fan

    Chairman of The Asia Independent Non-Executive Director Association  

    Founding President of The Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association  

    Mr. York Huang Founding Partner of PGA Capital 
    Mr. George Hongchoy Executive Director and CEO of Link Asset Management Limited
    Dr. Neil Wang  Global Partner and Greater China President of Frost & Sullivan
    Mr. Landing Zhang CEO of CYAMLAN Investment
    Ms. Zhao Yan President and General Manager of Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited
  • Appendix 4: Judging criteria

    The following four judging criteria set the global standards adhered by each and every country/region participating in the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award: 

    • Entrepreneurial spirit 
    • Growth 
    • Purpose 
    • Impact


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