Award Categories and Criteria
Business China Excellence Award
This award will go to an outstanding Singapore citizen, permanent resident, or resident of Greater China who can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership in the development and sustained growth of a business or profession in Singapore or China, respectively.
The candidate must also be an exemplary role model to other Singaporeans in the learning and appreciation of the Chinese language and culture.
The candidate should be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, or a Resident of Greater China.
If the candidate is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, he/she should be involved in a business enterprise or profession in China.
If the candidate is a resident of Greater China, he/she should be involved in a business enterprise or profession in Singapore.
There is no restriction on gender, age or race.
The nominees for Business China Excellence Award are assessed in 5 key areas:
- Contribution to Singapore-China Relations
- Contribution to Singapore and China's Development
- Financial/Professional Performance
- Managerial/Professional Skills
- Personal Qualities
1. Contribution to Singapore-China Relations
If the candidate is from a corporation, the candidate or his/her organisation must have made a major contribution to Singapore-China relations. This can be in business or in the economic, social and cultural areas. In the case of candidate being a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, he/she should also be a good role model to other Singaporeans in the learning and appreciating of the Chinese language and culture.
If the candidate is not from a corporation (for example, professionals, public servant and academics), the candidate or his/her organisation must have made a major contribution to Singapore-China relations. This can be in social, academic and cultural areas. If the candidate is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, he/she should also be a good role model to other Singaporeans in the learning and appreciating of the Chinese language and culture.
2. Contribution to Singapore and China's Development
The Candidate must contribute to the development of Singapore and China, in areas such as bilateral, social and economic development, creation of employment opportunities and nurturing of youths and talents. The candidate also strategically aligns their businesses to the national interest of Singapore and China, creating values for their businesses, the industry sector, the respective supply chains, partners and other companies in both countries.
3. Financial/Professional Performance
The candidate must have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to his/her company or profession in China, or in Singapore if the candidate is a resident of Greater China.
In the case of a public-listed company, the candidate must have contributed substantially to the company’s growth in profit, sales, and return on shareholders’ funds. Consideration will be given to the standard of corporate disclosure of the candidate’s company.
In the case of a private company or sole proprietorship etc, the candidate must have contributed substantially to the growth in his/her organisation's profit, sales and return on capital invested.
In the case of a non-corporate candidate, the candidate must have contributed substantially to his/her profession’s growth and development as well as made a big impact in enhancing the reputation of Singapore in that profession.
4. Managerial/Professional Skills
Depth of management
The candidate should have contributed to the improvement of managerial skills and the establishment of a viable profession or organisation structure.
The candidate must have adapted to the changing environment and demands in its related fields.
The candidate should have displayed perseverance and tenacity in working towards the goals and objectives of his/her organisation or profession.
The candidate should have made a substantial contribution to improving the output of his/her employees in his/her organisation or profession.
The candidate should have an innovative approach to his/her work.
5. Personal Qualities
The candidate's integrity must be of the highest standard.
Vision and Leadership
The candidate must possess great vision and astute foresight. He/She must be someone who has won the respect of his/her subordinates and whose actions set an example for his/her organisation or profession. He/she should be adept at motivating employees and have a track record of establishing and maintaining harmonious relations in the organisation or profession.
The candidate must display outstanding entrepreneurial skills.
The candidate must have made a major contribution to enhance the quality of life of the community in Singapore and China. Examples include those who have supported the COVID-19 relief efforts, initiated the philanthropy works to help the disadvantaged and provided technical support to the communities in Singapore and China.