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Fabulous 50 & Businessmen of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 9, 2008

Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 & Businessmen of the Year 2008 Award Ceremony and Dinner On December 9, 2008, more than 200 guests gathered at the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai in honor of Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 companies and Businessmen of the Year 2008. This year’s Businessmen of the Year award was presented to Lenovo’s Chairman Yang Yuanqing and President & CEO William Amelio, who also engaged in a Meeting of Minds with Tim Ferguson, Editor of Forbes Asia, and Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director of Forbes Asia. Senior executives from many of the Fabulous 50 companies were also present to receive the awards. The Fabulous 50 companies are the best of Asia Pacific’s biggest listed companies with revenues or market capitalization of at least $5 billion. Forbes editors picked the group of 50 companies with the best aggregate scores for long-term profitability, sales and earnings growth as well as projected earnings and stock-price gains. The full list of the Fabulous 50 companies was published in the September 15, 2008 issue, while the Businessmen of the Year feature appeared in the December 8, 2008 issue.


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Fabulous 50 & Businessmen of the

(Left to right) William Amelio, President & CEO, Lenovo; Jason Hui, Vice Chairman & Executive VP, Shimao Group; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes; Yang Yuanqing, Chairman, Lenovo; Jerry Hsu, President of Greater China Area, DHL Express Asia Pacific, Executive Vice President, Deutsche Post World Net

Yang Yuanqing making his acceptance speech

A Meeting of Minds. (Left to right) Cecilia Zecha, Programming Director, Forbes Asia; Yang Yuanqing; William Amelio; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

William Amelio making his acceptance speech

Businessmen of the Year award recipients Yang Yuanqing and William Amelio shared with the media on Lenovo and the PC industry during this period of economic downturn at a media conference before the Award Ceremony & Dinner. (Left to right) Jerry Hsu; William Amelio; Yang Yuanqing; Tim Ferguson; Jason Hui

Yang Yuanqing and William Amelio


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Year Award Ceremony and Dinner

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Peter Chou, President & Chief Executive, HTC Corporation; Jerry Hsu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Xin Fanfei, Executive Director and Vice President, China Mobile; Jerry Hsu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; R. N. Mukhija, President & Member of Board, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.; Jerry Hsu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Ulysses Wang, CEO, Delta-CIMIC Electronics Co., Ltd.; Jerry Hsu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Chris Church, Vice President & General Manager, CSL; Jerry Hsu

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Sun Weiming, CEO, Suning Appliance; Hsiao-Yun Lee, Head of Private Banking China, SG Private Banking

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Alfredo Panlilio, President & CEO, PLDT; Hsiao-Yun Lee

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Pamela Chen, Senior Vice President, Li & Fung; Hsiao-Yun Lee

(Left to right) Christopher Forbes; Wei-Ing Chiao, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive, Tingyi Holding; Hsiao-Yun Lee


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Fabulous 50 & Businessmen of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner December 9, 2008

(Left to right) William Amelio; William Adamopoulos, President & Publisher, Forbes Asia; Peter Chou; Yang Yuanqing; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Jerry Hsu; Adam Williams, Group Chief Representative, Jardine Matheson Holdings

(Left to right) Suwat Aviruttapong, Chief Representative, KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited; Ulysses Wang, CEO, Delta-CIMIC Electronics Co., Ltd.

(Left to right) Horst Geicke, Executive Chairman, Pacific Alliance Group; R. N. Mukhija, President & Member of Board, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.; Jamie Amelio, Lenovo

(Left to right) Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive VP, Central Pattana PCL; Jerry Chan, MD, Woolworths Ltd.; Tony Backshall, GM; Woolworths Ltd.

(Left to right) Steven Zhang, President, Porsche Shanghai One City Club; Hsiao-Yun Lee

(Left to right) Rangarajan Vellamore, COO, Infosys Technologies; Jay Chen, Partner, Softbank China & India Holdings

Forbes Asia would like to thank all the award recipients, guests and sponsors of the Fabulous 50 and Businessmen of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner. Presenting sponsor

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