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 China or Singapore, 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 4 key areas:
- Financial Performance
- Contribution to Singapore-China relations
- Managerial Skills
- Personal Qualities
1. Financial 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 publicly-listed company, the candidate must have contributed substantially to growth in the company's profit, sales, and return on shareholders’ funds. Consideration will also 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 profession, 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.
2. Contribution to Singapore-China relations
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 a Singapore citizen of 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.
3. Managerial Skills
Depth of management
The candidate should have contributed to the raising of management skills and the establishment of a viable profession or organisation structure.
The candidate must have adapted to the changing environment and demands.
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.
The candidate should have an innovative approach to his/her business affairs.
4. 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's contribution to the community will be considered favourably.