13 October 2017
SINGAPORE - Dr Shi Xu, chief executive at Nanofilm Technologies International, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Singapore by professional services organisation EY.
This was announced at the 16th awards gala held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, on Friday night.
Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence, was the guest-of-honour.
Dr Shi, who was also named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for advanced manufacturing, will be Singapore's representative at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year event to be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2018.
He will compete with more than 60 other country winners for the coveted world title.
Dr Shi said in a statement: "It is a great honour to win this award this year. I thank my wife, my children and the rest of my family for their love and consistent support through the peaks and valleys in my entrepreneurial journey."
The EY global competition is the hallmark of the awards programme, which serves as a platform to profile local entrepreneurs among the world's best business leaders.