CKGSB and RED CLUB x Cartier Collaborate on Inaugural Young Leader Award

October 02, 2021

[October 4, 2021 Beijing] Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and RED CLUB x Cartier are pleased to announce their collaboration on the Young Leader Award launched today. The Young Leader Award, to which CKGSB is a Knowledge Partner, aims to empower young entrepreneurial leaders. Open to talented entrepreneurs across the globe, the award aims at providing them with the necessary financial, mentoring, and social support.

“At Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, developing future business leaders who are global in perspective and responsibility, embrace and drive innovations and pursue a higher purpose for society has been at the heart of what we do,” says CKGSB Founding Dean Xiang Bing. “That is why we are thrilled to partner with Cartier on the Young Leader Award to celebrate and nurture promising entrepreneurs, who are catalysts for positive change and for global and long-term good. It is critical that the next generation of entrepreneurs connect and inspire each other in order to address humanity’s most pressing issues, such as sustainability, income and wealth inequality, and diminishing social mobility.” 

As the two Knowledge Partners for the Young Leader Award, CKGSB and ESCP Business School invite students, alumni and friends in their networks who meet the criteria to apply for this unique opportunity that can help entrepreneurs further their startups. “ESCP Business School is delighted to bring its knowledge and expertise to support the Young Leader Award for young entrepreneurs,” says ESCP Business School Dean and Executive President Franck Bournois. “Our school, thanks to its six European campuses, has a long tradition to support young entrepreneurs from a range of diverse backgrounds,” he adds.

Entrepreneurs who meet the criteria for the Young Leader Award are encouraged to apply from October 4th to November 30th, 2021. Centered on the theme of “Building Bridges across Cultures,” the 2021 Young Leader Award offers each of the two awardees a EUR 50,000 grant and EUR 10,000 grant to each of the four finalists, in addition to mentoring support and publicity for the recipients. Applicants must be between 20-35 years old and have either founded or own their organization, where they currently hold an executive position. To find out whether you meet eligibility criteria for the Young Leader Award, please click here.

Young Leader Award 2022 call for application:


RED CLUB x Cartier, established by Cartier, launches Young Leader Award (YLA) to empower young entrepreneurial leaders.

Open to young entrepreneurs across the globe aged 20 – 35 years old, the award aims at providing them with the necessary financial, mentoring, and social support.

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and ESCP Business School have confirmed to become the official Knowledge Partners for the upcoming YLA.


Established in Beijing in November 2002, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) aims to cultivate transformative business leaders with a global vision, sense of social responsibility, innovative mindset, and ability to lead with empathy and compassion. We have convened more than 40 full-time, world-class faculty, more than half of whom previously tenured at top schools, such as University of Michigan, Wharton, and Yale. Our professors co-produce original research and insights on China and global business together with our alumni, who comprise of 17,000 executives running one-fourth of China’s most valuable brands. With this rich body of resources and a mission to give back to society, we see it as our purpose to foster social innovation to address humanity’s most pressing challenges. For more information, please visit:

ESCP Business School was founded in 1819. The School has chosen to teach responsible leadership, open to the world and based on European multiculturalism. Six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw are the stepping stones that allow students to experience this European approach to management. Several generations of entrepreneurs and managers were thus trained in the firm belief that the business world may feed society in a positive way. This conviction and ESCP’s values – excellence, singularity, creativity and plurality – daily guide our mission and build its pedagogical vision. Every year, ESCP welcomes 8000 students and 5000 managers from 122 different nationalities. Its strength lies in its many business training programmes, both general and specialised (Bachelor, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education), all of which include a multi-campus experience.

Key information:


  • The Call for applicants will start from Oct 4th to Nov 30th, 2021 (inclu.).
  • Each year, the award will explore a specific theme. The theme of 2022 is “Building Bridges Across Cultures”.
  • Applicants must be either founder or owner of their organization and currently holding an executive position in it.
  • Benefits for 2 awardees and 4 finalists:
    • Financial support: 50,000 euros grant for each of the 2 awardees and 10,000 euros for each of the 4 finalists;
    • Mentoring support: Tailor-made mentorship program for each of the 2 awardees;
    • Social support: International exposure & media visibility for 2 awardees and 4 finalists.

Applications for the 2022 Young Leader Award will be collected through an online application form, all details to be announced on the LinkedIn page next week:

Established by Cartier in 2019, RED CLUB x Cartier seeks out audacious entrepreneurs across the globe, who either come from Asia or have a deep connection with Asia, aiming to have a positive impact on society through their businesses.

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