On June 8, 2016, Zhang Ruimin was recognized with the Legend in Leadership Award.
On June 8 U.S. local time, 2016, Zhang Ruimin was recognized with the Legend in Leadership Award at the 86th forum of the Yale CEO Summit. He is the only Chinese business leader with this award this current year.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies at the Yale School of Management, commented:
“Zhang Ruimin is a genuine global business giant. As a transformational leader, he has captured the best of Western and Chinese business practices to create his own unique model.”
Zhang Ruimin, CEO of the Haier Group, Qingdao, China, has been named the first 2015 recipient of the Best Practices CEO Award, presented by Best Practice Institute.
BPI presents the award to a few of the world's top CEOs each year who have demonstrated a commitment to developing talent in innovative ways. Best Practice Institute is one of the world's leading talent management associations.
According to the recognition decisions announced by ACWF before Women’s Day, Tan Lixia, Haier’s SVP and CFO won the title of the “National Woman Pace-setter”. Her thinking of work and practical experience are of instructive meaning to the promotion of Internet innovation across the whole industry.
From Nov. 18th to 19th, 2014, the 2014 Phoenix Financial and Economic Summit cosponsored by PhoenixNet and PhoenixTV was held in Beijing. The sponsors specially presented “Reform Motivation Awards” to the individuals and organization that had made great contributions to China’s reform as a way to pay tribute to the leading thinkers who had played an influential role in the tide of reform and opening up. CEO Zhang won the “Reform Motivation Award•Entrepreneur of the Year”.