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2019 KINGOLD – Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement

Celebrate the Success of Australian Alumni in China


KINGOLD – Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement

This award celebrates alumni who have made significant accomplishments within a corporate environment across all industry sectors.  

A nominee’s achievements can span an entire career or can be a single outstanding accomplishment, with outcomes that not only advanced the performance of her or his organization but also developed an internal company culture. 

It seeks to recognise both established and emerging commercial leaders, all of whom should have been able to demonstrate leadership ability, a flair for her or his field, and a passion for corporate social responsibility.

To view 2019 finalists of other categories, please click HERE

Mr Yew Hong Koh


Mr Christopher Kong



Mr Heston Kwong


Mr Huw Longman


Mr Yew Hong Koh
    Partner – Technology Consulting (Greater China),  Deloitte
    RMIT University Alumnus
    Hong Kong based

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Winner of 2019 KINGOLD – Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement

Mr Christopher Kong

    Director, Data/Digital Transformation & Insight, Danone Early Life Nutrition China
    University of Melbourne Alumnus
    Shanghai based

Christopher Kong is a thought leader on consumer behavior in China. As Director, Data/Digital Transformation & Insight at Danone Nutricia China, he leverages data & technology to become more consumer-centric.

Before joining Danone, he advised 30 multinational Consumer Packaged Goods companies at Nielsen China. He previously held leadership positions at Cadbury / Kraft, where he navigated a turnaround business in China to achieve its first year of profitability.

Christopher is passionate about understanding why people do what they do. He is a pioneer in the application of behavioral economics in China, having co-delivered the Behavioral Economics Immersion Program with Professors from Yale School of Management.

Related to his passion to better understand people behavior, he created the One in a Billion video series, a snapshot into the lives of everyday Chinese people. He also completed a novel about a man’s journey of discovery on a green tea farm, China Walkabout.

Christopher’s background is in Economics & Law, BCom / LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. He was later awarded a Hamer Scholarship. He has participated in the Executive Leadership Program at IMD Business School & is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

In his spare time, Christopher volunteers for Bloom Education, mentoring youth to discover & leverage their strengths.

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Mr Heston Kwong
    Head, Emergency Response and Information Branch & Head of Information Technology Management Team, Department of Health, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Murdoch University Alumnus
    Hong Kong based

My achievement has been on communicable disease prevention and control and building essential healthcare infrastructure for Hong Kong.

On prevention and control, I had been the field epidemiologists in the Avian influenza pandemic in 1997 and SARS pandemic in 2003, working with US CDC and WHO. I built the electronic epidemic investigation system and represented Hong Kong government to win the champion on eHealth stream of the Stockholm IT Challenge Award. The system was improved and become Communicable Disease Information System, used for everyday outbreak and epidemic.

On healthcare system infrastructure, I conducted a comprehensive review and design for all IT systems for the Department of Health and advised on the infrastructure and organization of IT departments on public health stream, clinical stream, regulatory stream and administrative stream. Development work is now on progress.

I had also been the key person in developing the territory-wise Electronic Health Record Sharing System of the HK Government and had led a team of pharmacists and IT experts in building the Medication Terminology Module for use in all healthcare institution on electronic health records. On drug import, I advised and designed the Drug Import and Export IT system for paperless permit and permit application.

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Mr Huw Longman
    Director of Store Development, design and Merchandising, ALDI China
    University of Wollongong Alumnus
    Shanghai based

At the relatively young age of 31, Huw has achieved an executive position in a large international retailer that is building on its initial online presence by opening up bricks and mortar stores in China.

Huw is a career retailer that is fast becoming a leader in the retail industry in Australia. Huw’s leadership ability was acknowledged in 2017 with Huw being awarded the Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the year via a competitive nomination process and a 2-day leadership “Day in the life of a CEO” assessment.   

In 2018 Huw was selected from the ALDI Australian business to commence a strategic senior leadership role in developing and executing the historic bricks-and-mortar market entry of ALDI into China. Working and living in China was always an ambition due to the incredible pace, unique shopping behaviour and retail technology that Huw believes are a snapshot of the trends that will mature into grocery retail in the West.

Huw has successfully led the adaption of the ALDI business model into a store concept that is strategically localized to meet the needs of the local market in Shanghai, China.

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