The founder and chairlady of Nine Dragons Paper Group will be awarded the BIR’s Papyrus Award at its upcoming Shanghai convention.
Cheung Yan will be honoured in recognition to her contribution to the paper industry, her achievement of substantial growth in recovered fibre consumption and for her leadership in social, quality and environmental management.
Nine Dragons Paper is the world’s largest recovered paper-based paper manufacturer and Ms Yan is one of the most influential business leaders in China as a result.
She is also the founder of American Chung Nam, which is the world’s largest exporter of recovered paper material, and has an office in Manchester in the UK.
BIR Paper Division president Ranjit Baxi said: “It is a great honour for BIR that Ms Yan has accepted our invitation. Her leading role in the recognition of our sector’s massive environmental and social contribution, not least in terms of conserving resources and creating jobs, cannot be stressed enough.”
The BIR World Recycling Convention and Exhibition takes places from 26-29 May in Shanghai.