Nov 28, 2016
Award recognises Lap Man’s leadership, visionary
achievement and ability to inspire others
HONG KONG, 28 NOVEMBER 2016 – DYXnet Group Founder and CEO Lap Man has been named winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year China 2016 Award” (EOY).
The coveted title was presented at a special gala event in Shanghai on November 25 staged by Ernst & Young, organiser of the EOY awards scheme.
Lap Man was one of just three title winners drawn from Hong Kong and Macau combined, alongside nine from throughout mainland China. He said: “I hope my EOY success will inspire more entrepreneurs to harness their natural talents and maintain Hong Kong’s reputation as an energetic city of innovation and business acumen.”
Judging criteria included entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, national or global impact, innovation, personal integrity and influence. Winners were selected by an independent panel comprising captains of industry, academics, community leaders, business experts and previous EOY winners.
Lap Man said: “I feel honoured to receive this accolade because it is designed to reward inspirational leaders of dynamic enterprises. It has been an extraordinary experience to see DYXnet grow to become Greater China’s leading carrier-neutral network service provider.”
He added: “DYXnet’s success is a direct result of the quality of its people and their amazingly-productive teamwork. This award will motivate us all to aim for even higher levels of achievement.”
No stranger to awards ceremonies, Lap Man was singled out by the “Capital Leaders of Excellence” scheme in 2009 and appeared two years later in the “Excellence in Achievement of World Chinese Youth Entrepreneurs” rankings organised by the World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization. In 2012, he was a winner in the “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards” and later named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative High Technology Innovators in Asia” by RHA Media. Lap Man was also awarded a “Who’s Who Chinese Business Leader Honor Certificate” by the Asian College of Knowledge Management.
His entrepreneurial flair has also spawned other businesses. In 2014, for example, he became an “angel investor” to help support (he did not launch but invested the company at the later stage.) start-ups such as HKTaxi, Hong Kong’s most popular taxi-calling app, the “Can Dao” O2O SaaS platform for medium to large restaurant chains, “Delivery Republic”, a food-delivery enterprise as well as iRent, the leading foreign student hostel renting platform in Hong Kong.
Lap Man bases his management philosophy on the saying: “The best of all nature is just like water.” He explained: “Water takes different forms so can be solid, liquid or gas. It can be as gentle as a drop of water or strong like in a flood. I find this motto helps me formulate business strategies, make tough decisions and manage my team.”
The EOY awards scheme was launched in the US in 1986, then established in China in 2006, and now involves more than 60 countries and regions. At the gala, two of the twelve EOY 2016 China winners will be honored as the country winners of EOY 2016 China. They will represent the mainland China and Hong Kong/Macau regions together with over 50 national award winners from around the world to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year (WEOY) award held in an international awards ceremony in Jun 2017 in Monaco.
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