Ms. Cheung Yan is the Chairlady and founder of Nine Dragons Paper Group, the largest recovered paper based paper manufacturer in the world, with headquarters at Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. The Group’s holding company, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, has been listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 2006. Ms. Cheung is also the founder of American Chung Nam, Inc., the world’s largest exporter of recovered paper material, with headquarters at Los Angeles, California, USA.
With a total annual design production capacity exceeding 12 million tonnes, the Nine Dragons Group has 4 major production bases in China – Dongguan (Guangdong Province), Taicang (Jiangsu Province), Chongqing and Tianjin. Under Ms. Cheung’s philosophy of “No environmental protection, no paper making”, the Nine Dragons Group is a dedicated advocator of environmentally friendly manufacturing. Its extensive use of recovered paper as raw material has promoted the collection and recycling of domestic waste paper in China, thus facilitating sustainability for Chinese economic development. With its key environmental indices outperforming government requirements, the Group has won numerous government recognition and awards in environmental management.
Ms. Cheung is also a strong supporter of staff well-being and community services. “Respect and care for staff” is a key element of the Nine Dragons management culture, with heavy emphasis on the enhancement of industrial safety, good physical and mental health for its employees. Regular contributions are also made to various community programs for under-privileged sectors, as well as donations to regions stricken by natural disasters.
Ms. Cheung’s dedication to corporate and social responsibilities has won for her various community recognitions, including “Entrepreneur of the Year in China” by Ernst & Young, a “Leader Figure” in “China Cailun Award” by China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce, “China Charity Award” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC, “Outstanding Entrepreneur in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry in China” by China Paper Association, “China Chamber of Commerce Contributions Award” in the city of Chongqing, “Outstanding Person on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in China” by All-China Environment Federation, “Outstanding Contribution Award on Poverty Alleviation and Benefiting the Community by a Businessperson in the Private Sector in Guangdong Province”, etc.
Ms. Cheung is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, 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, executive vice president of the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Enterprises Association, vice chairman of Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce, honorary president of World Dongguan Entrepreneurs Federation and executive vice president of the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce.