Past Awardees

Past Awardees

Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong

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YIAH 2019
Christina Chan photo

Ms Chan Sye-min, Christina

Director of Daching Enterprises Limited

Ms Christina Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2012, Ms Chan returned to Hong Kong and joined the family business as the director of Daching Enterprises Limited (“Daching”), and is currently the President and Director of the group’s wholly owned subsidiary Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. (“Xiashun”).

Ms Christina Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2012, Ms Chan returned to Hong Kong and joined the family business as the director of Daching Enterprises Limited (“Daching”), and is currently the President and Director of the group’s wholly owned subsidiary Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. (“Xiashun”).

 

Xiashun was established in 1988. Its “Dashun” brand of premium aluminum foil is widely used in milk, beverage, food and pharmaceutical packaging, and as cathode foil in lithium batteries for electric vehicles. As one of the largest premium foil manufacturers in the world, Xiashun has expanded upwards to form a complete production chain that extends from the manufacturing of sheet ingot to the rolling of thin gauge foil.

 

As the second-generation successor, Ms Chan is closely involved in the on-site management of the manufacturing plants in Xiamen, and actively drives the transformation from traditional management to data driven management. She led the optimisation of Xiashun’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and manufacturing execution system (MES), and completely revamped its foil planning and scheduling system. Her work enabled the end to end tracking of orders and the use of mass customisation planning mode, thus enhancing production efficiency and strengthening order and inventory management. In addition, Ms Chan drove implementation of the world class manufacturing (WCM) system, which focuses on loss reduction and enhancement of quality and safety systems. Her work provides a new foundation on which the company can continue to improve.

 

Recognising the vast potential of the battery market and responding to China’s strategic direction of electric car development, Ms Chan leads Xiashun into the new lithium battery foil industry. Under her leadership, Xiashun built a specialised, fully enclosed manufacturing line for lithium battery foil. With its complete production chain (including remelt and casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and foil rolling) and advanced manufacturing technology from Japanese partners, Xiashun now provides high quality, customised battery foil for its customers.

 

Ms Chan emphasises sustainable development and actively promotes the use of green energy and the lowering of CO2 emission. In addition to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems which ensure the protection of environment and employee health, Xiashun is implementing the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) and Chain of Custody (COC) Standards which focus on sustainability in the aluminum value chain.

 

The Chinese aluminum industry is currently facing multiple challenges such as protectionism and the US-China trade war. In the EU anti-dumping investigation, Ms Chan worked closely with colleagues and lawyers, and led Xiashun to a successful defense. In the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation, Ms Chan attended the initial hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), along with representatives from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, in Washington DC. Through participation in these investigations, Ms Chan gained a deeper understanding of international trade laws and regulations, which helped prepare her to face today’s competitive international market environment.

 

Ms Chan actively gives back to the Hong Kong society, with a special interest in the public welfare of youth and young adults. Ms Chan is currently a member of the Youth Square Management Advisory Committee, and was on the Panel of Advisors for Film Censorship from 2016 to 2018. In 2015, Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, the China Manned Space Agency, Hong Kong Productivity Council, and Hong Kong Education Bureau jointly organised the “Space Science Experiment Design Competition” for Hong Kong Secondary School Students. As the representative of Daching, a major sponsor of the competition, Ms Chan evaluated experiments submitted to the competition. The competition helped to ignite the passion of Hong Kong secondary students towards China and innovation technology.

 

As a young female industrialist born and raised in Hong Kong, Ms Chan strives to contribute to the industry and the society through her passion, hard work and innovative spirit.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-A young female industrialist with a mature mind

-Committed to the development of industry and community

-Role model for young entrepreneurs

Ms Christina Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2012, Ms Chan returned to Hong Kong and joined the family business as the director of Daching Enterprises Limited (“Daching”), and is currently the President and Director of the group’s wholly owned subsidiary Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. (“Xiashun”).

Ms Christina Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2012, Ms Chan returned to Hong Kong and joined the family business as the director of Daching Enterprises Limited (“Daching”), and is currently the President and Director of the group’s wholly owned subsidiary Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. (“Xiashun”).

 

Xiashun was established in 1988. Its “Dashun” brand of premium aluminum foil is widely used in milk, beverage, food and pharmaceutical packaging, and as cathode foil in lithium batteries for electric vehicles. As one of the largest premium foil manufacturers in the world, Xiashun has expanded upwards to form a complete production chain that extends from the manufacturing of sheet ingot to the rolling of thin gauge foil.

 

As the second-generation successor, Ms Chan is closely involved in the on-site management of the manufacturing plants in Xiamen, and actively drives the transformation from traditional management to data driven management. She led the optimisation of Xiashun’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and manufacturing execution system (MES), and completely revamped its foil planning and scheduling system. Her work enabled the end to end tracking of orders and the use of mass customisation planning mode, thus enhancing production efficiency and strengthening order and inventory management. In addition, Ms Chan drove implementation of the world class manufacturing (WCM) system, which focuses on loss reduction and enhancement of quality and safety systems. Her work provides a new foundation on which the company can continue to improve.

 

Recognising the vast potential of the battery market and responding to China’s strategic direction of electric car development, Ms Chan leads Xiashun into the new lithium battery foil industry. Under her leadership, Xiashun built a specialised, fully enclosed manufacturing line for lithium battery foil. With its complete production chain (including remelt and casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and foil rolling) and advanced manufacturing technology from Japanese partners, Xiashun now provides high quality, customised battery foil for its customers.

 

Ms Chan emphasises sustainable development and actively promotes the use of green energy and the lowering of CO2 emission. In addition to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems which ensure the protection of environment and employee health, Xiashun is implementing the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) and Chain of Custody (COC) Standards which focus on sustainability in the aluminum value chain.

 

The Chinese aluminum industry is currently facing multiple challenges such as protectionism and the US-China trade war. In the EU anti-dumping investigation, Ms Chan worked closely with colleagues and lawyers, and led Xiashun to a successful defense. In the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation, Ms Chan attended the initial hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), along with representatives from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, in Washington DC. Through participation in these investigations, Ms Chan gained a deeper understanding of international trade laws and regulations, which helped prepare her to face today’s competitive international market environment.

 

Ms Chan actively gives back to the Hong Kong society, with a special interest in the public welfare of youth and young adults. Ms Chan is currently a member of the Youth Square Management Advisory Committee, and was on the Panel of Advisors for Film Censorship from 2016 to 2018. In 2015, Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, the China Manned Space Agency, Hong Kong Productivity Council, and Hong Kong Education Bureau jointly organised the “Space Science Experiment Design Competition” for Hong Kong Secondary School Students. As the representative of Daching, a major sponsor of the competition, Ms Chan evaluated experiments submitted to the competition. The competition helped to ignite the passion of Hong Kong secondary students towards China and innovation technology.

 

As a young female industrialist born and raised in Hong Kong, Ms Chan strives to contribute to the industry and the society through her passion, hard work and innovative spirit.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-A young female industrialist with a mature mind

-Committed to the development of industry and community

-Role model for young entrepreneurs

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YIAH 2019
Tommy Chan photo

Mr Chan Ka-keung, Tommy

General Manager of Tai Hing Group Holdings Limited

Founded in 1989, Tai Hing Group has been growing with Hong Kong people in the past three decades, impressing every customer with a combination of traditional and innovative restaurant and dining concepts. After the 1.0 and 2.0 transformation and revitalisation, Tai Hing Group became one of the major industry players in the territory. In 2009, Mr Tommy Chan joined this family business established by his father, Mr Chan Wing-on. Given the stable development of the Group, Mr Tommy Chan did not take everything for granted. He understood that apart from having high quality food and services, an impressive branding is a key factor for Tai Hing to breakthrough. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr Chan determined to lead the Group to the next level, the 3.0 transformation.

Founded in 1989, Tai Hing Group has been growing with Hong Kong people in the past three decades, impressing every customer with a combination of traditional and innovative restaurant and dining concepts. After the 1.0 and 2.0 transformation and revitalisation, Tai Hing Group became one of the major industry players in the territory. In 2009, Mr Tommy Chan joined this family business established by his father, Mr Chan Wing-on. Given the stable development of the Group, Mr Tommy Chan did not take everything for granted. He understood that apart from having high quality food and services, an impressive branding is a key factor for Tai Hing to breakthrough. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr Chan determined to lead the Group to the next level, the 3.0 transformation.

 

To support its business expansion, Tai Hing Group set up its first food factory in Hong Kong 10 years ago to supply raw materials, semi-processed and processed ingredients to its restaurants in Hong Kong. In 2016, the Group started planning and building another food factory with a floor area of more than 250,000 sq ft in Mainland China. The factory was then put into operation in October 2018. This huge factory produces canned milk tea and food such as curry beef brisket, bolognese sauce, borscht soup and more. After ensuring a stable and up-scaled food supply, Mr Chan made a greater effort to grow the Group’s business in different channels, including those below-the-line and above-the-line. He developed several home-branded products and promoted them via different e-shops. He even worked with airlines and brought the Tai Hing signature canned milk tea onto the in-flight catering menu, so that the travelers can enjoy the Hong Kong-style milk tea in the air.

 

The Group understands the importance of product standardisation in catering industry. In order to maintain a high standard of food quality, the Group had invented the automatic stir-fried machine and automatic soup-making machine, after a number of trial and error. These automatic machines do not only maintain a high standard of food quality, but also significantly reduce the possibilities of work-related injuries of employees. In other words, it enables employees to have a safer working environment; and raises the awareness of occupational safety among the entire catering industry.

 

Mr Chan has an ambition to elevate the Group to the next level by having a diversified brand. He established the “T-Factory Concept”, consisting of a series of new brands for casual dining, including “Teawood”, “Phở Lê”, “Hot Pot Couple”, “Fisher & Farmer” and more. Among all, Teawood is the best demonstration of the success of the brand. In just a few years time from its establishment, there have already been more than 30 branches distributed across Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

 

Mr Chan deliberately incorporated special elements into all the new brands, including crossing over with different industries to attract the young generation. One of these was to collaborate with the motion pictures industry to promote the brand, Teawood, by producing a micro movie. It was the very first micro movie produced by a catering group in Hong Kong. This pioneering venture made the brand boom. The Group also conjointly worked with the mobile phone service industry to provide wireless chargers on the restaurants’ tables. The latest project was partnering with a local tourbillon watch brand to set up the first tourbillon themed restaurant.

 

Mr Chan believes that restaurants and dining industry emphasises innovation, persistence, and the spirit of "I have what you missed". He contributed in the design work of every store, co-working with the interior designers. Three branches of Teawood have been recognised in world class interior design competitions, including the A Design Award and the Germen Design Award. These awards also enhanced the international image of Hong Kong's restaurants. Under Mr Chan’s leadership, the brands under Tai Hing Group have been selected by various media as "My Favorite Restaurant", "the Must-Eat Taiwanese Restaurant" and "Popular Merchants of the Year" for consecutive years.

 

In furtherance of social development and sustainability, Mr Chan established the Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation (HKOEF) with the second generation of other industries and entrepreneurs. He was elected as the Chairman of the HKOEF to assist in and support the future development of e-commerce in Hong Kong. He is also the Vice President of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades Limited (HKFORT). Mr Chan helps to connect and strengthen the communications between the industry and the government, which benefits greatly to both the federation and the restaurant merchants. Mr Chan is determined to continue in his work for the society in the future.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-Innovative

-Brought new ideas to a traditional industry

Founded in 1989, Tai Hing Group has been growing with Hong Kong people in the past three decades, impressing every customer with a combination of traditional and innovative restaurant and dining concepts. After the 1.0 and 2.0 transformation and revitalisation, Tai Hing Group became one of the major industry players in the territory. In 2009, Mr Tommy Chan joined this family business established by his father, Mr Chan Wing-on. Given the stable development of the Group, Mr Tommy Chan did not take everything for granted. He understood that apart from having high quality food and services, an impressive branding is a key factor for Tai Hing to breakthrough. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr Chan determined to lead the Group to the next level, the 3.0 transformation.

Founded in 1989, Tai Hing Group has been growing with Hong Kong people in the past three decades, impressing every customer with a combination of traditional and innovative restaurant and dining concepts. After the 1.0 and 2.0 transformation and revitalisation, Tai Hing Group became one of the major industry players in the territory. In 2009, Mr Tommy Chan joined this family business established by his father, Mr Chan Wing-on. Given the stable development of the Group, Mr Tommy Chan did not take everything for granted. He understood that apart from having high quality food and services, an impressive branding is a key factor for Tai Hing to breakthrough. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr Chan determined to lead the Group to the next level, the 3.0 transformation.

 

To support its business expansion, Tai Hing Group set up its first food factory in Hong Kong 10 years ago to supply raw materials, semi-processed and processed ingredients to its restaurants in Hong Kong. In 2016, the Group started planning and building another food factory with a floor area of more than 250,000 sq ft in Mainland China. The factory was then put into operation in October 2018. This huge factory produces canned milk tea and food such as curry beef brisket, bolognese sauce, borscht soup and more. After ensuring a stable and up-scaled food supply, Mr Chan made a greater effort to grow the Group’s business in different channels, including those below-the-line and above-the-line. He developed several home-branded products and promoted them via different e-shops. He even worked with airlines and brought the Tai Hing signature canned milk tea onto the in-flight catering menu, so that the travelers can enjoy the Hong Kong-style milk tea in the air.

 

The Group understands the importance of product standardisation in catering industry. In order to maintain a high standard of food quality, the Group had invented the automatic stir-fried machine and automatic soup-making machine, after a number of trial and error. These automatic machines do not only maintain a high standard of food quality, but also significantly reduce the possibilities of work-related injuries of employees. In other words, it enables employees to have a safer working environment; and raises the awareness of occupational safety among the entire catering industry.

 

Mr Chan has an ambition to elevate the Group to the next level by having a diversified brand. He established the “T-Factory Concept”, consisting of a series of new brands for casual dining, including “Teawood”, “Phở Lê”, “Hot Pot Couple”, “Fisher & Farmer” and more. Among all, Teawood is the best demonstration of the success of the brand. In just a few years time from its establishment, there have already been more than 30 branches distributed across Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

 

Mr Chan deliberately incorporated special elements into all the new brands, including crossing over with different industries to attract the young generation. One of these was to collaborate with the motion pictures industry to promote the brand, Teawood, by producing a micro movie. It was the very first micro movie produced by a catering group in Hong Kong. This pioneering venture made the brand boom. The Group also conjointly worked with the mobile phone service industry to provide wireless chargers on the restaurants’ tables. The latest project was partnering with a local tourbillon watch brand to set up the first tourbillon themed restaurant.

 

Mr Chan believes that restaurants and dining industry emphasises innovation, persistence, and the spirit of "I have what you missed". He contributed in the design work of every store, co-working with the interior designers. Three branches of Teawood have been recognised in world class interior design competitions, including the A Design Award and the Germen Design Award. These awards also enhanced the international image of Hong Kong's restaurants. Under Mr Chan’s leadership, the brands under Tai Hing Group have been selected by various media as "My Favorite Restaurant", "the Must-Eat Taiwanese Restaurant" and "Popular Merchants of the Year" for consecutive years.

 

In furtherance of social development and sustainability, Mr Chan established the Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation (HKOEF) with the second generation of other industries and entrepreneurs. He was elected as the Chairman of the HKOEF to assist in and support the future development of e-commerce in Hong Kong. He is also the Vice President of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades Limited (HKFORT). Mr Chan helps to connect and strengthen the communications between the industry and the government, which benefits greatly to both the federation and the restaurant merchants. Mr Chan is determined to continue in his work for the society in the future.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-Innovative

-Brought new ideas to a traditional industry

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YIAH 2019
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Mr Orr Ka-yeung, Kevin

Group Vice President & Chief Investment Officer of Winner Medical Group & General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Limited

Mr Kevin Orr joined Winner Medical Group in 2002.  He is now serving as the Group Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Limited.  His role is to support Mr Li Jian-quan, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Group to formulate strategies on corporate and public affairs and strategic investments.

Mr Kevin Orr joined Winner Medical Group in 2002.  He is now serving as the Group Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Limited.  His role is to support Mr Li Jian-quan, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Group to formulate strategies on corporate and public affairs and strategic investments.

 

Mr Orr started his career by cooperating with an overseas retail corporation while during his university study.  Since he joined the company group after graduation, he has gained knowledge in different aspects, and accumulated substantial experience in corporate management, public health, R&D in medical healthcare and biotech, total smart value chain management, O2O & Omni-channel new retailing and distribution.

 

Winner Medical Group was founded in 1991.  It is a leading manufacturer and exporter of cotton-based medical dressings in China.  Since 2003, the Group started upgrading its business from OEM to OBM.  It has developed three own brands “Winner”, “Purcotton” and “PureH2B” and started developing into consumer healthcare and lifestyle market.  With Mr Orr’s contribution, the Group has gradually developed into an innovation and technology driven and digitally transformed pioneer.  Its business spins from sustainable cotton raw material, smart manufacturing, R&D, smart warehousing and logistics, exports, and physical and digital new retailing and distribution in Omni-channels.  Its clientele covers over 2,000 hospitals and over 40,000 pharmacies across Mainland China and full coverage in Hong Kong hospitals.

 

The R&D team of Winner Medical Group put theories into practice, inventing the patented 100% cotton nonwoven fabric.  The new fabric technology is even nationally recognised as “A Great Innovation in Textile Industry”. The Group’s pursuit of health, sustainable ecology, and higher living standards enables it to continue to capitalise on over 400 patented technologies to create great new products for the market. The Group also cooperates with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in new research and development projects.

 

As a consumer healthcare and lifestyle brand, Purcotton infuses medical background knowledge into the brand, applying 100% cotton nonwoven fabric as raw materials to produce healthy, comfortable and eco-friendly products for daily use. In addition to over 250 Purcotton retail chain stores covering over 40 cities in China Mainland, particular e-commerce platforms such as Annual T-mall “11.11 Singles Day” global campaign O2O sales have achieved multi-hundred millions in one campaign. Purcotton is the forefront of fashionable and comfortable medical grade products for the home living consumers, bringing advanced physical and digital technology experience. In 2019, Hurun Research Institute has listed Purcotton as “Hurun Greater China Unicorn Corporate” at a multi-billion worth of market value, and recently CCTV has recognised Purcotton as the “Great National Brand” Award under 70 brands of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

 

In 2005, Mr Orr led the company to cooperate with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received a Gold Medal Award of "Eureka Brussels" at The 54th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology in Belgium. He also won the Distinguished Alumni Award of University of Victoria in 2019. Mr Orr is currently the Committee Member of All-China Youth Federation, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong United Youth Association, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association, the Founding Advisor of Hong Kong O2O E-commerce Federation, Executive Director of Centum Charitas Foundation, a Co-opted Member of The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force under the Commission on Poverty of the HKSAR Government, a Standing Committee Member of Public Partnership & Engagement of Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Departmental Advisory Committee Member of Department of Biomedical Engineering of The City University of Hong Kong.

 

Mr Orr is devoted in community and public services, as well as research and advocacy on policies related to primary and preventive healthcare, gerontechnology, rehabilitation and elderly care, as well as medical technology innovation.  Mr Orr also involves in youth development, mental health, sustainable development goals advocacy, cotton promotion for environmental protection, and commits in new digital business development.

 

Since the successful corporate upgrading and transformation, the Group’s revenue and profit for the past five years have achieved an exceptional growth. Its OEM export sales has changed from 100% to about a quarter of group sales after implementing own brand development and new economy strategy and initiatives. Winner Medical Group will continue to strive in the new digitalised economy in medical and healthcare segment, embracing corporate social responsibility and sustainability, to provide a better future and healthy living standards with high quality products and experience.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-An impressive yet humble entrepreneur

-Thoughtful and strategical

Mr Kevin Orr joined Winner Medical Group in 2002.  He is now serving as the Group Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Limited.  His role is to support Mr Li Jian-quan, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Group to formulate strategies on corporate and public affairs and strategic investments.

Mr Kevin Orr joined Winner Medical Group in 2002.  He is now serving as the Group Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Limited.  His role is to support Mr Li Jian-quan, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Group to formulate strategies on corporate and public affairs and strategic investments.

 

Mr Orr started his career by cooperating with an overseas retail corporation while during his university study.  Since he joined the company group after graduation, he has gained knowledge in different aspects, and accumulated substantial experience in corporate management, public health, R&D in medical healthcare and biotech, total smart value chain management, O2O & Omni-channel new retailing and distribution.

 

Winner Medical Group was founded in 1991.  It is a leading manufacturer and exporter of cotton-based medical dressings in China.  Since 2003, the Group started upgrading its business from OEM to OBM.  It has developed three own brands “Winner”, “Purcotton” and “PureH2B” and started developing into consumer healthcare and lifestyle market.  With Mr Orr’s contribution, the Group has gradually developed into an innovation and technology driven and digitally transformed pioneer.  Its business spins from sustainable cotton raw material, smart manufacturing, R&D, smart warehousing and logistics, exports, and physical and digital new retailing and distribution in Omni-channels.  Its clientele covers over 2,000 hospitals and over 40,000 pharmacies across Mainland China and full coverage in Hong Kong hospitals.

 

The R&D team of Winner Medical Group put theories into practice, inventing the patented 100% cotton nonwoven fabric.  The new fabric technology is even nationally recognised as “A Great Innovation in Textile Industry”. The Group’s pursuit of health, sustainable ecology, and higher living standards enables it to continue to capitalise on over 400 patented technologies to create great new products for the market. The Group also cooperates with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in new research and development projects.

 

As a consumer healthcare and lifestyle brand, Purcotton infuses medical background knowledge into the brand, applying 100% cotton nonwoven fabric as raw materials to produce healthy, comfortable and eco-friendly products for daily use. In addition to over 250 Purcotton retail chain stores covering over 40 cities in China Mainland, particular e-commerce platforms such as Annual T-mall “11.11 Singles Day” global campaign O2O sales have achieved multi-hundred millions in one campaign. Purcotton is the forefront of fashionable and comfortable medical grade products for the home living consumers, bringing advanced physical and digital technology experience. In 2019, Hurun Research Institute has listed Purcotton as “Hurun Greater China Unicorn Corporate” at a multi-billion worth of market value, and recently CCTV has recognised Purcotton as the “Great National Brand” Award under 70 brands of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

 

In 2005, Mr Orr led the company to cooperate with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received a Gold Medal Award of "Eureka Brussels" at The 54th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology in Belgium. He also won the Distinguished Alumni Award of University of Victoria in 2019. Mr Orr is currently the Committee Member of All-China Youth Federation, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong United Youth Association, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association, the Founding Advisor of Hong Kong O2O E-commerce Federation, Executive Director of Centum Charitas Foundation, a Co-opted Member of The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force under the Commission on Poverty of the HKSAR Government, a Standing Committee Member of Public Partnership & Engagement of Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Departmental Advisory Committee Member of Department of Biomedical Engineering of The City University of Hong Kong.

 

Mr Orr is devoted in community and public services, as well as research and advocacy on policies related to primary and preventive healthcare, gerontechnology, rehabilitation and elderly care, as well as medical technology innovation.  Mr Orr also involves in youth development, mental health, sustainable development goals advocacy, cotton promotion for environmental protection, and commits in new digital business development.

 

Since the successful corporate upgrading and transformation, the Group’s revenue and profit for the past five years have achieved an exceptional growth. Its OEM export sales has changed from 100% to about a quarter of group sales after implementing own brand development and new economy strategy and initiatives. Winner Medical Group will continue to strive in the new digitalised economy in medical and healthcare segment, embracing corporate social responsibility and sustainability, to provide a better future and healthy living standards with high quality products and experience.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-An impressive yet humble entrepreneur

-Thoughtful and strategical

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