october, 2015

sat24oct18:0022:30DCCC Shanghai: Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 201518:00 - 22:30 Jing An Shangri-La, 1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Shanghai, ChinaCountry:ChinaCity:Shanghai


Event Details

Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2015

Time to Nominate Your Candidates for Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
Once again it is time to nominate your candidates for Business Person and Entrepreneur Of The Year in China!The Selection Committee rely on your input to identify the right candidates. Your help is crucial – we need all the names, you can think of. You don’t have to be a member of the chamber to nominate and the candidates can be both members and non-members.Please send your suggestion by replying to this e-mail (mail@dccc-shanghai.com) with names, e-mail addresses and a note stating if the nomination is for Business Person of the Year or Entrepreneur of the Year.

Candidates will later be asked to submit a detailed profile themselves.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

Business Person of the Year

  • A Candidate will have achieved significant results for his/her company and/or organization, representing continuity over a significant number of years (with attention being paid particularly to the last 3-5 years)
  • A Candidate – respected in the Danish and Chinese business communities – has contributed to the understanding between Denmark and China and as such has acted as an ambassador for Danes and the Danish business community in China
  • A Candidate going beyond their formal job duties to represent new ingenious ideas, which have – or will – benefit Danish ways of doing business.
Entrepreneur of the Year
  • A Danish or Chinese national, located in China or Denmark who has made a substantial mark with a new important contribution and impact to Denmark and/or China during the last year(s)
  • The Candidate should have endured personal risk to achieve success be it financial or otherwise
  • The Candidate should be able to demonstrate a certain unique idea, knowledge, talent, or business concept with identifiable Sino-Danish elements which should be sustainable and have potential for growth and/or scalability
  • The age of the Candidate is not decisive, but younger candidates and those who have reached early achievement should be favored
  • The Candidate could be a business person, creative person, scholar or an artist.
Please note that the present sitting members of the selection committee and the members of the three DCCC Boards are excluded from nomination.If questions please don’t hesitate to contact Anneli Vilu at mail@dccc-shanghai.comWinners will be celebrated at the gala party on Saturday October 24th 2015 in Shanghai at Jing An Shangri-La hotel. We are flying in one of the greatest Danish MCs – the famous comedian, actor and singing TV host Amin Jensen – to conduct the evening and entertain our guests. You don’t want to miss this party!


Amin Jensen
Earlier Award Winners

Business Person of the Year
2014 – Jens Eskelund – Maersk China
2013 – Peter N. Rasmussen – Asia Base
2012 – Steffen Schiottz-Christensen – NTS Logistics Management/A.P. Moller Group
2011 – John F. Christensen – Prime Cargo/Wagas
2010 – Hans Michael Jebsen – Jebsen & Co.
2009 – Morten Bay Jensen – Ecco
2008 – Zhen Jian Guo – Former Chinese Ambassador to Denmark
2007 – Allan Warburg – Bestseller China

Entrepreneur of the Year
2014 – Kasper Leschly – D:Fuse
2013 – Jens Purup – Access People
2012 – Casper Tollerud – Genuine China Tours
2011 – Simon Lichtenberg – Trayton Group
2010 – Niels Krogsgaard Eskildsen – China Soft
2009 – Anne Charlotte Lembye – Lukou

The History Behind the Awards
Many people show outstanding performances in the development of Danish business in China. These achievements often go relatively unnoticed over several years by the general community and are typically performed by very dedicated, but also very modest individuals.In 2007 the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on behalf of the Danish Chambers in China therefore instituted the “Business Person of the Year” award to celebrate these individuals with deserved attention. It was followed by a second award “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2009.Every year a nomination process will lead to a selection of the winners of the the two awards and they will be announced and celebrated at the awards ceremony.

At the award ceremony the winners receive the “Vilhelm Award Statuette”. The statuette is named “Vilhelm” after the famous and industrious Danish entrepreneur Vilhelm Meyer who lived and worked in Shanghai from 1900 to 1935. The statuette is designed by the famous Danish designer Carsten Jorgensen and it represents the Nightingale from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale.


(Saturday) 18:00 - 22:30


Jing An Shangri-La

1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Shanghai, China