On Saturday October 27th 2012 The Danish Chamber of Commerce Shanghai(DCCC, Shanghai) hosted the 6th Business Person of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 award ceremony and gale ball in behalf of the Danish Chambers in Beijing, Shanghai and China South. Dodo & the Dodo’s appeared for after dinner dance, playing both well-known hits and new material.
Like every year, a winner of Business Person of the year and a winner of Entrepreneur of the year was chosen.
Winner of Business Person of the Year 2012 – Steffen Schiottz-Christensen – NTS, Part of DAMCO and the A.P. Moller Group
Steffen has worked for the A.P. Moller Group 25 years, last 12 years in China. During Steffens time in China he has been responsible for DAMCO’s impressive expansion in the country, including being involved in establishing no less than seven successful joint ventures over the years, creating more than 2000 new jobs. Steffen was directly responsible for the establishment of DAMCO Chengdu Customer Resource Center in December 2009 hiring more than 1000 people within only 3 months. Recently he has been directly responsible for the A.P. Moller – Mares acquisition of NTS, a major airfreight provider with 1000 employees and ranked number 5 in Chinese air freight. In 2011 Steffen received the Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Government, being only the third Dane ever to receive this prestigious award.
Business Person of the Year finalists were: Peter Trampe, DEIF and Steen Teisen, Widex Hearing Aid (Shanghai) Ltd.
Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 – Casper Tollerud – Genuine China Tours
Having lived in China for more than 10 years, Casper established his own travel agency Genuine China Tours in Xi’an in 2008, first focusing on delivering quality oriented travel experiences in China for foreigners. Casper was the first foreigners ever to pass the exam as Tourism Manager at the Xi’an Tourism Academy. The concept of Genuine China Tours stays true to Casper’s philosophy of offering innovative experience to the visitors in terms of destinations and travel experience in general. Over the past 4 years, Genuine China Tours has shown a steady high growth in its business and has expanded the scope of the business, now also bringing Chinese tourist to Denmark.
Entrepreneur of the Year finalists were: Erik Messerschmidt, The Danish Cultural Institute and Jesper Birk Andersen, Safe and Care Co. Ltd.