ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has honoured four eminent members of the Chinese business community for the exceptional roles they’ve played in the development of the accounting and finance profession in China.
The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to developing the accounting and finance profession. The awards are based on merit and given to individuals whose support deserve global recognition and whose efforts reflect ACCA’s core values of accountability, diversity, innovation, integrity and opportunity.
ACCA’s latest recipients have included several prominent figures from China whose continuing efforts to improve the profession were recognised. Dr Zhang Weiguo has been a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) since 2007. He remains a staunch supporter of ethics within the profession. Since 2002, Dr Zhang had been a member of the Standing Committee No. 1 on Accounting, Auditing and Disclosure of the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The other award winner Dr Li Kouqing is President of the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), and Director of Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Centre. Before joining SNAI, Dr Li was the leader of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Sino-US MBA programme, as well as vice president of Shanghai Service Economy Research Institute.
Also receiving awards were Dr Chen Yugui, Deputy President & Secretary General of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Mr Luo Xi, Deputy Head of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.