We are pleased to announce that our co-founder and CEO, Anita Zhang, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards 2020 for Yorkshire & North East.
The Awards are a celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement. The finals of the Director of the Year Awards attract some of Britain’s top business talent and recognise exceptional leadership and good governance. Open to directors across the business spectrum, the occasion brings together the winners from our regions and nations to determine who is the “best of the best” in British business. The awards are judged by a panel of experts and senior figures from both the IoD and across the wider UK business community.
The finals attract some of Britain’s top business talent and recognise exceptional leadership and good governance.
"I’m delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the IoD Director of the Year Awards 2020, even more so I feel honoured and proud for our energetic international team, as well as partners and our clients who are putting their trust in us and continue driving our ambitious vision forward," said Anita Zhang.
Anita co-founded ACOLINK in 2015 to drive her ambitious vision of becoming No.1 global go-to choice for businesses and organisations that wish to grow and scale their business through opportunities offered by China. Focused on delivering results, build from the ground up to be lean, agile, compliant, they enable their clients to successfully interface with markets beyond cultural, geographical and regulatory barriers, assisting them in responding rapidly to market needs and pro-actively taking advantage of new developments. They invested heavily in building solid foundations for long-term sustainability — building resilient systems, technology, re-engineering and simplifying processes, as well as expanding their international networks and strategic partnerships.
Today, ACOLINK is a fast growing, progressive full-service provider and an agile platform that enables, streamlines and delivers international business opportunities. Headquartered in Leeds, with growing presence worldwide.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903, awarded a Royal Charter in 1906 to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. The organisation has more than 26,000 members.
The 2020 Director of the Year Awards Ceremony will be staged as a virtual event on Wednesday 18 November, to celebrate the success and achievement of this year’s finalists.