This award will go to an outstanding young Singapore citizen or permanent resident, or a resident of Greater China who has best demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in the development and sustained growth of a business or profession in China or Singapore, respectively.
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.
The candidate must be below the age of 45.
There is no restriction on gender or race.
The nominees for Business China Young Achiever Award are assessed in 4 key areas:
Contribution to Singapore-China relations
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 the 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 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 development and growth as well as made a big impact in enhancing the reputation of Singapore in that profession.
2. Contribution to Singapore-China relations
The candidate should preferably made a 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 must 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 organization 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.