News Release
28 Jun 2019

Everbright International CEO Wang Tianyi Awarded "Asia's Best CEO", with Everbright International Receiving Recognitions of "Best Environmental Responsibility" and "Best Investor Relations Company"

28 June 2019, Hong Kong – Mr. Wang Tianyi, CEO of China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group"), has been awarded Asia's Best CEO by Corporate Governance Asia in the Ninth Asian Excellence Awards 2019, in recognition of his excellent managerial talents and the effectiveness on operations. This has been the second time that he received such award in 2018. In the meantime, Everbright International has won two awards, namely "Best Environmental Responsibility" and "Best Investor Relations Company", for the Group's outstanding performance in corporate governance, investor relations, environmental management, among others.

The Ninth Asian Excellence Awards 2019 is committed to honoring companies and individuals that demonstrate a high standard of corporate governance practices, and in turn set the standard and role models of corporate governance in Asia. After strict assessment for the award, a total of 51 CEOs from companies in the region were recognised as the best CEOs of Asia, including nine business leaders from well-known Chinese enterprises, such as Everbright International, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Overseas Land and Investment, China Communications Services Corporation, Cosco Shipping Ports, CNOOC, China Resources Beer and Guotai Junan; and 42 awardees from renowned Asian enterprises, such as Far East Consortium, New World Development, Melco International, Fubon Financial Holdings, DBS Group, BDO and Petronas Chemicals.

Mr. Wang Tianyi, CEO of Everbright International, said, "Not long ago, Everbright International was awarded the Second China Award for Ecological Civilisation and ranked among the ‘Top 10 Public Engagement Case Studies' during the World Environment Day 2019 activities. We consider these achievements a reflection of the Chinese government and society's recognition of the Group's commitment to its corporate mission of being ‘Devoted to Ecology and Environment for a Beautiful China'. Today, Everbright International has once again been awarded several prizes by an international authority. All these honors result from the concerted efforts made by our management team and all the employees, as well as the care and support from China Everbright Group and the board of Everbright International. We will bear in mind our aspiration and mission as we march steadily towards the goal of becoming a ‘world-leading ecological and environmental group'."

Over the past 16 years, Everbright International has grown into Asia's largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, as well as a leading environmental protection enterprise with the most comprehensive business planning and industry chain in China. Since Mr. Wang Tianyi took office, the Group has adhered to its corporate mission of "Devoted to Ecology and Environment for a Beautiful China", as well as its core value of "Creating Better Investment Value and Undertaking More Social Responsibility". As a result, the Group has achieved sustainable and rapid development of high quality, developed a systematic development path with a core target of developing "zero-waste cities", and also fostered momentum for new development that focuses on a number of emerging industries relating to environmental protection and energy conservation. Everbright International has received many awards granted by authoritative rankings at home and abroad. In addition, Mr. Wang Tianyi was invited to deliver speeches at a number of high-profile forums and activities, such as the Belt and Road Summit, World Cities Summit in Singapore and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.

Corporate Governance Asia is an authoritative journal on corporate governance in Hong Kong and Asia. Having been established for 16 years, the journal is committed to providing news and analysis on corporate governance issues and boardroom performance in the region. The Asian Excellence Awards, a key award series launched by Corporate Governance Asia, are designed to recognise the achievements and excellence in management acumen, financial performance, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. Companies who participate in the award come from multiple countries across the region, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.