(English) Beijing, November 1, 2019 – Sammy Hsieh, Co-founder and CEO of iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (“iClick” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category”. The judges recognized in particular his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership at the annual awards ceremony held yesterday in Beijing.
“It is a great honor to have received the ‘EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category’ which acknowledges my commitment to harnessing the power of innovation and technology, the two key threads to the success story of iClick. This is a reward for both the team and myself and the foresight as well as conviction we held in helping companies increase their business efficiency, navigate through the noise and engage with potential prospects through our proprietary data solutions.” said Hsieh.
“I am particularly thrilled to have won this award at a special moment in the history of iClick as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We began our journey in 2009 and in this period have grown our business from a start-up in Hong Kong to one of the best-capitalized marketing technology companies based in mainland China. I look forward to seeing iClick forge ahead with innovation and scale new heights as we embrace our next decade. Data is the enabler of digital transformation for brands in all sectors and the new playbook for enhancing customer engagement in order to succeed in the digital era. Our path to create more value for both clients and the broader community beyond digital marketing with our Enterprise Solutions is now more exciting and focused than ever.”
As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” is an awards program honoring those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, demonstrating leadership and outstanding achievement. Winners are chosen by an independent judging panel which comprises captains of industry, well-respected leaders from the community and experts from the business and financial sectors.
Hsieh founded iClick in Hong Kong from a zero base in 2009. Under his leadership, the company has developed into one of the largest independent marketing technology platform in China with over 800 million Chinese consumer datasets. iClick was listed on Nasdaq in December 2017. Since 2018, the company has extended its scope to provide Enterprise Solutions to sectors such as retail, education, transportation and real estate.
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About iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ:ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, our proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping both international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences in China. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick was established in 2009 and is currently operating in ten locations worldwide including Asia and Europe.
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