Ms. CHEUNG Yan, JP
Ms. Cheung has been the Chairlady of the Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited since 2006. She is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. She is one of the founders of the Group and is in charge of the Company’s overall corporate development and the Group’s strategic planning. Ms. Cheung has over 26 years of experience in paper manufacturing and over 36 years of experience in recovered paper recycling and international trade.
Ms. Cheung was a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. She is currently executive vice chairman of the China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association, vice president of China Paper Association, vice president of China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Life President of the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Enterprises Associations, vice chairman of Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce, Honorary President of World Dongguan Entrepreneurs, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations and Chairman, Supervisory Board of New Home Association.
Ms. Cheung is an honorary citizen of the City of Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. In 2007, Ms. Cheung was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year in China 2007” by Ernst & Young and in 2008, she was accredited as a “Leader Figure” (“領袖人物獎”) in “China Cailun Award” (“中華蔡倫獎”) by China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce and was awarded “China Charity Award 2008” (“2008年中華慈善獎”) by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC. In May 2009, Ms. Cheung was awarded “Outstanding Entrepreneur in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry in China” (“全國製漿造紙行業優秀企業家”) by China Paper Association. She was awarded “Chinese Chamber of Commerce Contributions Award” (“華商貢獻獎”) in the city of Chongqing in January 2010, and the title of “Outstanding Person on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in China 2009” (“2009中國節能減排功勳人物”) by All-China Environment Federation in May 2010, “Outstanding Contribution Award on Poverty Alleviation and Benefiting the Community by a Businessman in the Private Sector in Guangdong Province” (“廣東省非公有制經濟人士扶貧濟困回報社會突出貢獻獎”) in July 2010. Ms. Cheung was also awarded “Outstanding Entrepreneur in China” (“全國優秀企業家”) by China Enterprise Association in May 2014, “Asian CEO of the Year” (“亞洲最佳CEO獎”) by RISI and “Outstanding Contribution Award in Paper Industry in China” (“全國造紙行業傑出貢獻獎”) by China Paper Association in June 2014. Ms. Cheung was appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in July 2016. She was given the “National Poverty Alleviation Award” (“全國脫貧攻堅獎—奉獻獎”) by the State Council of the PRC in 2018. Ms. Cheung was awarded the title of “Senior Economist” (Entrepreneur in Technology Field) (“正高級經濟師(科技型企業家)”) by the Guangdong Province in January 2020. She was given the dual awards of “Outstanding Contribution to Poverty Alleviation and Other Areas of Charity” and “Outstanding Contribution to Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic” in the 11th “China Charity Award” (“中華慈善獎”) by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC in September 2021.
Ms. Cheung is the wife of Mr. Liu Ming Chung, the sister of Mr. Zhang Cheng Fei, the mother of Mr. Lau Chun Shun and Mr. Ken Liu and the aunt of Mr. Zhang Lianpeng.