|Hong Kong, China – Klean today announced that it was nominated for the 2011 Technopreneur of the Year Award by Credit Suisse. The newly-introduced Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award will honor the entry that best applies technology with the greatest potential for commercial success; while the Readers’ Choice Award will be awarded to the entry with the highest number of votes from Wall Street Journal Asia readers over a three-week period.
“Our reporters and editors closely follow the story of innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia,” said Almar Latour, The Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief in Asia. “We’re proud to have established a platform for budding innovators that fosters and recognizes original and creative ideas and entrepreneurship in the region.”
“Credit Suisse is privileged to be the proud sponsor of the Technopreneur of the Year Award,” said Marcel Kreis, head of private banking, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse. “Our commitment to social issues and contributing to the well-being of society has a long tradition. Our support for the Asian Innovation Awards embodies the Bank’s corporate citizenship of improving living standards, working for the common good, and bringing about lasting change. We eagerly anticipate innovative technological ideas generated through this platform, and look forward to meeting the 2011 innovators at our gala event.”
The judging panel for last year’s awards has included Former U.K. Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, Steven J. DeKrey, associate dean of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, and founding director of the Kellogg- HKUST Executive M.B.A. program; Anil K. Gupta, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Chair professor of entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Rosemary Tan, chief executive officer of Veredus Laboratories Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, and 2006 Asian Innovation Awards Gold winner; Kenny Tang, founder, and chief executive officer of Oxbridge Capital Ltd., London; and Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, founder of the Limkokwing University College of Creative Technology and president of its professional arm, the Malaysia Design Innovation Centre.
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