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.