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To recognize the leadership and success of young professionals, AmCham Shanghai is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Future Leaders of the Year Awards!

Nomination Deadline: July 17, 2020

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 11th. 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 for the award ceremony, please click Monthly Member Briefing on Aug 11.

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 a clear trajectory and growth in career
  • Adaptability: Ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment, manage a diverse team and demonstrate innovative approaches to resolving cultural misunderstandings
  • Vision: Conveys a clear vision of long-term professional goals



  • Ownership: Is an owner, partner or shareholder 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 to support the community over a long-term course


  • 2 free tickets to any AmCham Shanghai conference
  • 10,000 RMB AmCham Shanghai Training Credit (limited within one year, excluding full day and partner trainings)
  • 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 video, which you can share with clients

Judges of the 2020 Future Leaders of the Year Awards are:

  • Jeffrey S. Lehman, Chairman of AmCham Shanghai and Vice-Chancellor of NYU Shanghai
  • Christine Lam, CEO, Citibank
  • James Chou, Managing Director & CEO, Microsoft for Startups Shanghai
  • Hongfei Zheng, Managing Director, Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health
  • Amanda Zheng, Founder & CEO, Impact Bread


  • July 17 (Fri): Nominations Close
  • August 5 (Wed): Finalists Selected
  • August 11 (Tue): Awards Ceremony and Winners Announced

Past Future Leaders of the Year Awards:

· 2019 Future Leaders of the Year Award Winners

· 2018 Future Leaders of the Year Awards Winners

· Meet Jordan Campbell, winner of the Entrepreneurship Award

Please send your completed application form in MS Word format and any supporting documents to


JW Marriott Hotel Tomorrow Square Shanghai
399 Nanjing West Road (Cnr. North Huangpi Road)
Shanghai, China


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