Nominations are invited from the public for
the selection of Directors Of The Year
Awards. The Awards will recognise excellence in various categories
(b) Non-listed Companies
Notes: *A non-profit-distributing
organisation is defined as an organisation
of which profits are not distributed to its
shareholders, members, directors, employees
or any other persons, with objectives
including, but not limited to, charitable
welfare, social service, health and medical
care, education, research, trade and
industrial alliance, professional
advancement, self-help support etc.
(a) Executive Directors
(b) Non-executive Directors
recognition will be extended to awardee(s)
with excellence in board diversity.
No Awards Quota.
In accordance with decisions of the
Panel of Judges: -
2.1 one or more awards may be
granted in any of the above categories.
2.2 no award may be granted in a
particular category, if no candidate is
A. Individual Director Categories: A
candidate must be a director of a company or
another legal entity. This company or legal
entity must be registered and/or operating in Hong
Kong. The candidate’s title may be director or
executive director or non-executive director per
se or another title, such as Partner, President,
Chief Executive, Member of Governing Committee,
Council Member, etc, in which case the candidate
must be a member of the body responsible for
governance and stewardship of an organisation.
B. Collective Board Categories: A candidate
must be the board of a company or another legal
entity registered and/or operating in Hong Kong.
The title of the board may be Board of Directors
per se or another title, such as Governing
Committee, Council, Steering Committee, etc, in
which case the candidate must be a group
collectively responsible for governance and
stewardship of an organisation. The Chairman of
the nominated board will represent the nominee.
The selection considerations for Awards will
include candidates’ demonstration of the
Individual Director Categories:
(a) effectiveness in pursuing strategic corporate business / non-profit functions;
(b) contribution to board effectiveness in strategic plans and monitoring of performance;
(c) contribution to board effectiveness in managing compliance, risk and accountability;
(d) contribution to board effectiveness in managing change and succession;
(e) leadership and other attributes and qualities, including continuing professional development for directors;
(f) business ethics;
(g) other achievements.
Collective Board Categories:
(a) board composition;
(b) effectiveness in pursuing strategic functions of corporate business / non-profit functions;
(c) development and implementation of strategic
plans and monitoring of performance;
(d) managing compliance, risk and accountability;
(e) managing change and succession;
(f) development of the board;
(g) effectiveness of board committees;
(h) business ethics
(i) other achievements
Notes: To identify skills, knowledge and
qualities required of directors in the practice
of good corporate governance, The Hong Kong
Institute of Directors has established a
definition of Core Competencies for Directors,
which covers the mastering of (i) corporate
business functions at a strategic level, (ii)
role and responsibility of the board and the
individual director, (iii) development of the
board and boardroom practice, (iv) individual
attributes and qualities and (v) business
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of Data. Please email
Completed Nomination Form
2. Supporting documents, including copies of certificates, Annual Report and other relevant documents
Closing of nomination period:
5:00pm Sat 31 July 2021.
For inquiry, please contact 2889 4988.
In signing the nomination form, the candidate:-
6.1 agrees to being nominated.
6.2 agrees that the Organiser may disclose the
data collected in and appended to this form to
the Honorary Selection Consultants and Panel of
Judges for selection purpose.
6.3 certifies that the facts supplied therein
are true and accurate.
6.4 agrees to meet with the Honorary Selection
Consultants to be arranged in Hong Kong during
August to September. Each candidate
for Collective Board Category shall appoint a
representative number of board members,
including Executive Directors, Non-executive
Directors and Independent Non-executive
Directors, preferably led by its Chairman to
6.5 agrees to supply further and better
particulars when necessary.
6.6 agrees to accept the award, in case of being selected.
6.7 in case of being selected as winner, agrees: -
(a) to being publicised as an Awardee and to participate in the publicity programme arranged by the
(b) to speak in sharing of insights and experiences to the audience in an event to be arranged by the Organiser in mutual convenience; and
6.8 accepts the decision of the Panel of Judges
as the final decision.
Privacy. The Organiser has adopted a
Personal Data (Privacy) Policy, full details of
which are downloadable from
Personal data collected by this form will be
used to process nomination for Directors Of The
Year Awards and will be handled in strict
confidence. In the announcement of results and
the publicity programme arranged for awardees,
the Organiser will coordinate with Awardees as
to the relevant information to be disclosed to
Declaration of Interest. The Organiser follows strictly the procedures of
Declaration of Interests, whereby during the
processes of selection, Members of the Panel of
Judges make declarations of interests in
relation to the candidates and abstain from the
discussions and voting on cases with respective
interests involved. Accordingly, those who
represent the Organiser on the Panel of Judges
abstain from the discussion and voting on any
candidate who happens to originate from or
represent a sponsor of the Awards project.
after an Award is bestowed, any fact supplied in
the respective nomination is discovered to be
fraudulent or untrue, or an Awardee is proven to
be associated with a fraudulent or dishonourable
act, the Organiser reserves the right, after
consulting the Panel of Judges, to withdraw the
Individual Director Categories:
A person who has won the Award as an Individual Awardee may claim, in his/her biodata, as
Collective Board Categories:
A company whose board has won the Award as a Board Awardee may claim, in corporate collateral, as
A Board Award is granted to the board collectively as a team, but not to its members individually.
As to a member of the Board Awardee, he/she may cite as
“a board member of Board Awardee of Directors Of The Year Awards [year]”.