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Every year, leading pan-Nigerian media company, Vanguard Newspaper recognizes and commends the efforts of deserving individuals who have made a significant impact on their various spheres of life and society at large through the Vanguard Personality of the Year award. The initiative which appears to have been birthed as far back as 2013 with limited resources has now grown into an authoritative award ceremony that values individuals who have inspired many by contributing their meaningful quota of excellence, humanitarianism, philanthropy and many other heroic acts of service across Nigeria.

The 2021 edition of the Vanguard Personality Awards held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Convention Center, Eko Hotels, Lagos. The event nestled some of the Nation’s foremost industry connoisseurs, government functionaries, and distinguished veterans across key quarters, most of whom were recipients of the much-coveted awards

Chief Diana Chen with Osun State Governor Mrs Kafayat Oyetola ; Chief Diana Chen and her team being honored with the award

In recognition of her immense contribution towards the growth of Nigeria’s economy, Chief Diana Chen, chairman of Choice International Group, one of our long-standing clients, was accorded the Vanguard Foreign Investor of the Year by The Board of Editors, Vanguard Newspapers; organizers of the Vanguard Personality Awards.

As Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of one of Nigeria’s leading business conglomerates, Chief Diana Chen, in less than a decade, greatly contributed immensely to national development by being the leading advocate and facilitator of China-Nigeria cooperation and playing a vital role in channeling international capital investment into the country

Inclusive of introducing the famous GAC brand of automobiles, which is in the process of promoting industrialization with the establishment of an auto-assembly plant in Lagos, Choice International is the distributor of the popular air conditioner brand, Gree AC and alternative electronic company, Lontor Hi-Tech.

Beyond her proactive business initiatives, Chief Diana Chen has been a vital partner and facilitator in the cultural relationship between China and Nigeria; and is a recipient of three Chieftaincy titles in the country. Chief Diana Chen successfully hosted the China-Nigeria Round table Meetings in 2016, and 2018, held first in China and Nigeria’s State Governors’ Investment Forum, and also championed the Lagos State Governor’s business visit to China in 2019.

During the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic hurdle that impaired business globally, the Cooperation between China and Nigeria remained a thriving partnership. In the same vein, CIG Motors and Lagos State jointly established a new CKD factory and successfully delivered 1,000 GAC as LAGRIDE Taxi Scheme

She is a profound promoter of the Arts; this is evident in her implementation of an Art & Culture Cooperation project in collaboration with Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

It brings us great joy as Del-York International heartily congratulates Chief Diana Chen and announces that she is a deserving recipient of this prestigious Foreign Investor of the Year award for assiduously introducing and promoting world-class products and facilitating the gainful employment of thousands of Nigerians. We’re delighted to represent this prestigious brand and look forward to more wins and greater exploits.


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