About the Awards

Directors Of The Year Awards were first launched in 2001 as the first ever such Awards organised in Asia. The project has now become an annual project of impact in the community organised by the Institute together with over 100 Project Partners. To date, 215 Awardees have been recognised for their achievements in demonstrating exemplary high standards in corporate governance.

Nominations of candidates are open to the public and are processed in a well-defined and stringent set of procedures. Awards are presented by company categories, viz Listed Companies, Private Companies and Non-profit-distributing Organisations, and by capacities, viz Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors and Boards.

Directors Of The Year Awards Project Partners

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Securities and Futures Commission
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Archived Lead Sponsors
Taifook Securities Group High Fashion Group Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce
Esprit Holdings Limited C C Land Holdings Limited Shenzhen Business Elites Union
Citigroup NewOcean Energy Holdings Limited China Minsheng Drawin Technology Group Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited COSCO Pacific Limited
China Taiping Insurance Group Ltd Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce Shenzhen Business Elites Union
China Minsheng Drawin Technology Group Limited Allied Group Limited Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Archived Joint Sponsors
Taifook Securities Group Playmates Holdings Limited China Merchants Finance Holdings Company Limited
American International Underwriters, Limited JP Morgan Wing Lung Bank Limited
CLP Holdings Limited NWS Holdings Limited Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited
Corporate Governance Development Foundation Fund Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited The Cross-Harbour (Holdings) Limited
China Resources (Holdings) Co Ltd Fung Group
Archived Co-Sponsors
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Agile Property Holdings Ltd Asian Union New Media (Group) Ltd
Baker & McKenzie Causeway Corner Limited China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited
China Resources Enterprise, Limited China South City Holdings Limited China Windpower Group Limited
Chong Hing Bank Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited CIAM Group Limited
City Super Limited Concord Industrial & Commercial Development Enterprise Ltd Corporate Governance Development Foundation Fund
The Cross-Harbour (Holdings) Limited CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited DBS Asia Capital Limited
Enerchina Holdings Limited Esprit Holdings Limited EY
FANCL Gammon Construction Limited Hopewell Holdings Limited
ICSA Boardroom Apps Ltd I.T Limited KPMG
The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited KWG Property Holding Ltd Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited
Link Asset Management Limited Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited Mazars CPA Limited CPAs
Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd Melco International Development Limited Mission Hills Group
Mongolia Energy Corporation NWS Holdings Limited Orient Holdings Group
PCCW Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd Protiviti
PwC Safety Godown Co Ltd San Ho Enterprises Limited
Shenzhen Investment Limited Shui On Construction and Materials Limited SJM Holdings Limited
SRE Group Limited Strategic Public Relations Group Tai Sang Land Development Ltd
Tianjin Development Holdings Limited Tsuen Lee Group (Holdings) Ltd Vinda International Holdings Limited
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo Worldwide Executive Centre
Media Sponsors
Hong Kong Economic Times Metro Broadcast The Standard
TVB Wisdom Investor Relations Limited Salon Films (HK) Ltd
Honorary Selection Consultants
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ernst & Young Heidrick & Struggles
Korn/Ferry International KPMG PricewaterhouseCoopers
Russell Reynolds Associates Spencer Stuart

Theme of Previous Years

Year Theme
2020 Vanguard in Challenging Times
2019 Embracing Innovation for Sustainable Growth
2018 Leadership in Times of Changes
2017 Belt and Road: Corporate Governance in Times of Opportunities
2016 Corporate Sustainability – The Board Crucial Role
2015 Good Corporate Governance: Cornerstone to a Strong Financial Centre
2014 Effective Leadership: Key to Corporate Success
2013 Promoting ESG Policies – Adding Corporate Value by the Board
2012 Enhancing Board Competence through Continuing Professional Development for Directors
2011 Enhancing Director Professionalism through Board Self-Appraisal
2010 Better Corporate Performance through Strengthened Corporate Governance
2009 Responsible Directors in Times of Adversity
2008 Director Professionalism: Key to Corporate Value
2007 Professional Directorship: Vanguard of Corporate Governance
2006 Board Excellence through Professional Directorship
2005 Shareholder Value Versus Stakeholder Interests Complementary Drivers of Corporate Governance
2004 Value Creation through Corporate Governance


Details on Nominations Terms and Conditions are available at theNomination Criteriasection under Directors Of The Year Awards.

Details on the Awards are available at http://hkiod.com/dya-current.html.


Please contact Ms. Odessa So, for further enquiry.
Tel: 2889 9986
Email: dya@hkiod.com

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