This award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, and who can demonstrate the highest level of integrity and character in their professional career.

2017-18 Finalists

Ji Jiafu - Cardiff University

As President of the Peking University Cancer Hospital, Professor Ji Jiafu is internationally recognised for his expertise in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer. He plays a leading role in efforts to promote the standardisation of surgical procedures and the development of chemotherapy for gastric cancer in China. His training programmes have benefited thousands of surgeons in China. The UK education system influenced his teaching practices, inspiring him to encourage his students.

Qiu Yuanyuan - University of Stirling

Qiu Yuanyuan is the President of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation International. Having set up the import-export department, Ms Qiu has dedicated herself to promoting Chinese media and cultural products across international markets. 

Ms Qiu believes her UK education expanded her sector knowledge, supporting her in becoming a leader in the media industry. She attributes her ability to work on both a strategic and international level to her study experience in the UK.

Zhao Fang - City, University of London and BPP University

Zhao Fang is a founding partner at Hui Zhong law firm, the first boutique law firm in China specialising in domestic and international dispute resolution. Since 2016, Hui Zhong was ranked among the top 100 leading commercial arbitration practices in the world by the Global Arbitration Review. 

Ms Zhao is both a practicing lawyer in China and an English barrister. Studying in the UK opened her eyes to a new world, and encouraged her to bridge the gap between China and the UK in the field of law.