Nominations open for Business China Awards
THE Business China Awards (BCA) 2017 is now open for nominations till March 10.
Now into its eighth year, the BCA honours individuals and organisations for their contributions to Singapore-China relations in three categories: Business China Excellence Award, Business China Enterprise Award and Business China Young Achiever Award.
The first award will go to a candidate who have demonstrated "exceptional vision and leadership" in growing a business or profession in China or Singapore.
The Business China Enterprise Award will go to a Singapore-registered organisation that has enjoyed substantial growth in its business in China or Singapore, as well as demonstrated innovation in its product.
Candidates below the age of 45 are eligible for the Business China Young Achiever Award, and will be judged based on financial performance, contribution to Singapore-China relations, managerial skills and personal qualities.
Chairman of Business China Lee Yi Shyan said Business China, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, hopes that award winners will continue to inspire harmonious bilateral relations.
Last year's Business China Excellence Award was won by Prof Wang Gungwu, a historian and overseas Chinese studies expert whose career spans 50 years.
The Bank of China clinched the Business China Enterprise Award after having grown its Singapore branch for the past 80 years.
China and US-based technology venture capitalist Jenny Lee took home the Business China Young Achiever Award.
This year's 10-member judging panel is chaired by Robin Hu, joint head (sustainability and stewardship) of Temasek International and board director of Business China.
The BCA is organised by Business China and jointly presented by OCBC. Supporting media include The Business Times and Lianhe Zaobao.
Nominations are open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents, residents of Greater China and Singapore-registered Singapore and China organisations.
Nomination details are available online at businesschina.org.sg/bcawards. Results will be announced at the awards presentation ceremony in July.
BY CLAUDIA CHONG
Courtesy of The Business Times, 23 February 2017