Indian Entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala wins Hong Kong’s Most Reputable Business Honor
DHL & South China Morning Post announces today that Indian entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder and CEO of Ovolo Group has been awarded with the Hong Kong Business Awards in the category of Owner & Operator award for 2012. Girish Jhunjhnuwala was honored at the official awards ceremony at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong amongst hundreds of the country’s top media and business leaders. On receiving the award, Mr Girish Jhunjhnuwala said “We constantly seek to innovate in the hospitality industry, to exceed and anticipate guest experiences, and this award recognizes us as a proud Hong Kong brand and gives us the confidence to develop more Shiny Happy hotels internationally.” Girish Jhunjhnuwala hails from a Marwari family that traces its roots back to Haryana, India. Being born and brought up in Hong Kong by an entrepreneurial family, Girish Jhunjhnuwala still maintains a close connection with India. In addition to spearheading Ovolo Group to greater heights, Girish Jhunjhnuwala also chairs his listed company in India, Shalimar Paints. His pride for his heritage in India, is clearly seen through his daughter- Avni’s- CSR initiatives in Hong Kong, which helps ethnic minorities (Such as Indians, Nepalese, Pakistani’s) to learn the language and culture of Hong Kong to better acclimate themselves into the thriving labor market in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Business Awards were established in 1990 by DHL and South China Morning Post (SCMP) with an aim to acknowledge publicly the vital contributions made by individuals and by companies in Hong Kong and to encourage and sustain the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. The distinguished award was a four-month-long judging process by the judging panel consisting of the top leaders of the Hong Kong industry. This Owner-Operator award is bestowed upon those individuals that have made an outstanding managerial contribution to the financial success and harmonious operation of a Hong Kong company. By receiving this prestigious honor Girish Jhunjhnuwala has demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills in cultivating a strong company culture and work environment, coupled with an ability to take calculated risks in proactively adapting to changing market dynamics in the hospitality sector in Hong Kong.