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CNBC gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Fosun International’s Guo Guangchang

SINGAPORE, 28 September 2017 - CNBC, the world's leading business and financial news network, today announced Guo Guangchang (郭广昌), Chairman of Fosun International as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the upcoming 16th Asia Business Leaders Awards.

Fosun International is a family-focused multinational company founded in 1992 with its roots in China with expertise in health, luxury and finance.

Commenting on the award, Mr Guo said: "I am deeply honoured to receive the ABLA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award not only belongs to me but also belongs to the whole Fosun team. In the current global economic landscape, I always actively promote entrepreneurship, together with others in China. We strongly believe in doing the right things, difficult things and challenging things, it would create additional values for family customers, and this is what Fosun is meant to be."

John Casey, a member of the ABLA judging panel and CNBC's Senior Vice President of International News and Programming said: "Mr Guo is a distinguished leader whose name is synonymous with success. His achievements with Fosun International have created a legacy for future business leaders to emulate. It is only fitting that Mr Guo now joins the esteemed list of ABLA Lifetime Achievement Award recipients."

Previous Lifetime Achievement winners include Chinese technology pioneer, Mr Liu Chuanzhi, Japanese retailing giant, Mr Tadashi Yanai and Indian industrialist, Mr Ratan N Tata.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award that, 55 shortlisted candidates will vie for the remaining awards in the following categories:

Asia Business Leader of the Year
Asia Disruptor of the Year
Asia Talent Management Award
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
China Business Leader of the Year

The shortlisted candidates represent markets from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

ABLA will be held on November 2nd at the Marriott Hotel City Centre, Shanghai.

Note to Editors:

The transmission times for the 16th Asia Business Leaders Awards are as follows.

Thu, 23 November 1900 SG/HK time
Sat, 25 November 1800 SG/HK time
Sun, 26 November 1900 SG/HK time

Profiles of all ABLA shortlisted nominees are available at

More information on ABLA 2017 is available at

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About ABLA

The Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) was pioneered by CNBC in 2001 to salute and recognize remarkable business leaders, who through strength, innovation and foresight induce positive changes in an evolving corporate Asia. Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in leadership, visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses. They are given tribute at an annual awards ceremony and gala dinner that will be broadcast globally in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Since its inception, over 70 business leaders from around the world have been awarded the ABLA. The ABLA is organized by CNBC with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Development Dimensions International (DDI) as Knowledge and Research partners.

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