DCCC promotes, studies and enhances an exchange of information regarding commercial relations, investments and trade between Denmark and China. Every year since 2007 DCCC in Shanghai has hosted the “Business Person of the Year” award gala event to celebrate outstanding performances in the development of Danish business in China.
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 typically performed by very dedicated, but also very modest individuals.
In 2007 the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai 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 a number of candidates for the two awards. The winners and the other finalists will be announced and celebrated at the awards ceremony.
At the award ceremony the winners receives with “Vilhelm Award Statuette”. The statuette is named “Vilhelm” after the famous and industrious Danish entrepreneur Vilhelm Meyer who lived and worked in Shanghai from 1990 to 1935.
|Business Person of the Year Winners|
|2021||Chrstine Zhu||Novo Nordisk|
|2013||Peter N. Rasmussen||Asia Base|
|2012||Steffen Schiotzz-Christensen||NTS (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 Winners|
|2021||Jamal Hajjaj||Grand Sourcing (Xiamen) Co., Ltd|
|2020||Alexander Petersen||Laiba Beverages|
|2019||Yingli Kier||Wrist China|
|2017||Mikkel Hippe Bruun||Tradeshift|
|2016||Steen Teisen||Nordic Sound|
|2012||Casper Tollerud||Genuine China Tours|
|2011||Simon Lichtenberg||Trayton Group|
|2010||Niels Krogsgaard Eskildsen||China Soft|
|2009||Anne Charlotte Lembye||Lukou|
|Young Professional of the Year Winners|
|2021||Alexander Schandorff||AYTM and Gran Living China|
|2018||Trine Roland Westgaard||Wall Vision|
|2017||Kasper Elmholdt Pedersen||Pelikan|
|2016||Jonas Frank||Marin Bencher|
|2016||Kasper Gelardi||BSA Standing|
|Lifetime Achievement Award|
|2019||Jørgen Mads Clausen|
|2015||Carsten Boyer Thøgersen|