Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

On Saturday November 9th 2013 The Danish Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (DCCC Shanghai) hosted the 7th Business Person of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year award ceremony and gala ball on behalf of the Danish Chambers in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Black Hearts with guest artists Jakob Sveistrup and Maria Montell appeared for after dinner dance and MC Curt Mabry from Zmack made sure that all ran smoothly.
Winner of Business Person of the Year 2013 – Peter N. Rasmussen, Asia Base
Founder and owner of Asia Base (consulting company), has helped around 250 Danish companies within various kinds of industries start business in China, hereof 150 establish own companies. Peter N. Rasmussen came to China in 1987, when he based out of Taiwan helped Danfoss establish their first factory in China. In 1994 he founded Asia Base in Suzhou, where he has run his business for the last 20 years. This year winner is founder and owner of the company Global Industries, a company that help Danish companies source complicated non-standard products in China and Peter N. Rasmussen also established the joint-venture company DI Asia Base and he is shareholder in Scandinavian Farms. The purpose of Scandinavian Farms is to produce and source safe food products based on Danish technology and know-how to the Chinese consumer. To many of the Danes in China he is “Mr. China”, but to the Chinese government and Suzhou in particular, who has benefited greatly from all these Danish investments, Peter N. Rasmussen is known as “Mr. Denmark”.

Business Person of the Year finalists were: Tom Behrens-Sorensen, Navisino Advisors/OMT and Humphrey Lau, Grundfos
Winner of Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 – Jens Purup Krog, Access People
In 2006 Jens Purup founded the recruiting company Access People in Beijing. Today the company has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and just recently opened their first office in Singapore. The company has more than 100 clients in China and South East Asia. Jens Purup has all the hallmarks of true entrepreneurial spirit, a strong drive, willingness to take risks and to experiment with new solutions. Access People is competing in a very mature industry, but has none the less managed to bring significant innovation with a unique use of measurements and incentives. The company has shown steady growth in both number of clients and also the amount of recruitment they do while now expanding their success outside of China and into South East Asia.

Entrepreneur of the Year finalists were: Pernille Leschly Halle, Style Butler and Kasper Leschly, D:FUSE.

Please click here to read article from Borsen 13/11/2013 regarding the event.

For more information, please contact the DCCC Shanghai secretariat at or call Ida-Helene Bronner on tel. +86 138 1811 4020.


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