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To recognize the leadership and success of young professionals, AmCham Shanghai is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Future Leaders of the Year Awards!

Nomination Deadline: July 19, 2019

Show your current and future employers that you're a trailblazer in the community! Recognize your own achievements or nominate another young professional for AmCham Shanghai's Future Leaders of the Year Awards.


Both AmCham Shanghai members as well as non-members under the age of 41 may be nominated. Finalists will be selected by a panel of expert judges in July and will be invited to attend the Awards ceremony at AmCham Shanghai's Member Briefing on Tuesday, August 6th. Finalists will be given a few minutes to showcase their achievements in the form of a speech, the winner of each category will then be chosen through a live vote by the audience. To register the award ceremony, please click Monthly Member Briefing on Aug 6.

A panel of judges will pre-select the finalists in these three award categories:

  • Future Leader of the Year Award
  • Entrepreneurship Award
  • Social Impact Award



  • Leadership: Demonstrates proven leadership ability through influential positions in profession and community
  • Experience: Has over three years of professional experience in China and demonstrates clear trajectory and growth in career
  • Adaptability: Ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment, manage a diverse team and demonstrate innovate approaches to resolving cultural misunderstandings
  • Vision: Conveys a clear vision of long-term professional goals



  • Ownership: Is an owner, partner or share-holder of at least 25 percent of a business based in Shanghai and demonstrates positive social and/or economic impact in the region
  • Innovation: Demonstrates commitment and passion for transforming traditional practices through an innovative product, service, approach or idea
  • Perseverance: Demonstrates capacity to be an independent thinker, to overcome business obstacles and to take risks in the face of uncertainty
  • Scalability: Innovates business model for sustainable growth, and has demonstrated capability for long-term success



  • Commitment: Demonstrates enduring commitment to giving back to the community and strong determination
  • Impact: Impact: Shows capacity to run scalable impact-driven initiatives that address UN sustainable development goals (SDGs); and illustrate the chosen SDG(s), the corresponding measurable impact, and the social influence in the ecosystem that the initiative has achieved
  • Sustainability: Create a model of sustainable development, with a view to support community over a long-term course


  • 10,000 RMB AmCham Shanghai Training Credit
  • Five hours of coaching from AmCham Shanghai Mentor in their field
  • Recognition on AmCham Shanghai Website and WeChat account
  • Feature in AmCham Shanghai's Insight Magazine
  • An interview by our digital content team, showcasing your achievement via a video, which you can share with clients

Judges of 2019 Future Leaders of the Year Awards are:

  • Tony Ling, CHRO, OYO Hotel
  • Todd Wilcox, Senior Executive Vice President & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
  • Simon Young, President, Asia-Pacific, Aptiv (China) Holding Company Limited
  • Amanda Zheng, Principal, China Impact Ventures
  • Hongfei Zheng, Hongfei Zheng, Vice President of Strategy and Insights for Greater China and Korea, Coca-Cola Company


  • July 19 (Fri): Nominations Close
  • July 30 (Tue): Finalists Selected
  • August 6 (Tue): Awards Ceremony and Winners Announced


Four Seasons Hotel
500 Wei Hai Road (Cnr. Shi Men Yi Road)
Shanghai, China

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