On the Sixth Chinese Business Leaders Annual Meeting (2007) from December 8 to 9, 2007, Frank Ning, Chairman of COFCO, was elected as one of the 25 most influential business leaders in 2007, his fifth winning of the reputation since 2003.
The main reason for Mr. Ning’s election is he found a future for COFCO, which once again proves his ability and international standard in consolidating diversified SOE.
The other 24 business leaders are Ren Zhengfei, Ma Yun, Yang Yuanqing, Niu Gensheng, Ma Weihua, Yin Tongyao, Li Yanhong, Yu Minhong, Ma Huateng, Jiang Jiemin, Guo Guangchang, Zhang Jindong, Tan Xuguang, Chen Tiaoqiao, Li Shufu, Shi Zhengrong, Fu Chengyu, Jiang Jianqing, Wang Jianzhou, He xiangjian, Li Jiaxiang, Shi Yuzhu, Jiang Nanchun.
The main purpose of the appraisal, initiated by Chinese National Entrepreneurs Magazine since 2002， is to evaluate comprehensive influence of business leaders in China. A jury composed of professors from well-known business schools, economists, investment bankers, management consultants, heads of financial and economic media, Future Star CEOs in 21st Century and EMBA/MBA candidates judged 115 nominees in terms of their capital market influence, international influence, social responsibility, innovation, public influence, industrial influence, leadership and forecasting ability, and selected 25 most influential business leaders in the end.