The awarding ceremony for China’s 25 most influential business leaders for the year 2009 was held in Beijing on December 6. The top three are Mr. Ma Yun, Mr. Frank Ning and Mr. Guo Guangchang. This year’s admission into the winner list has been the seventh time in a row for Mr. Frank Ning, Chairman of COFCO Corporation.
The award is extended based on eight evaluation indicators, i.e, international influence, innovation abilities, industrial influence, capital market influence, public influence, foresight, leadership and social responsibilities. The evaluation took half a year through three phases, i.e, nomination, panel evaluation and online evaluation.
The award was first launched in 2003 and has been accepted as barometer to China’s business leadership.