Heads of the most successful companies have been awarded the title Person of the Year

Business leaders

Heads of the most successful companies have been awarded the title Person of the Year: twelve businessmen won awards in the contest from a field of 130 candidates

Among the award holders are those who’ve managed not just to remain afloat in the present difficult economic climate but also to significantly strengthen their position in the market. A Chinese guest, Li Haixin, the Director General of the Industrial Park Development Company, is one of those receiving the award. He has twenty years of experience in the field of design and construction, and is personally responsible for twenty engineering projects in China. At the moment, Mr. Haixin is working on a major local development and declared it was a pleasure to receive an award in Belarus. He has no plans to rest on his laurels however, as much work lies ahead.“My key goal is to promote the Great Stone project on the international arena, whilst offering qualitative services to interested companies. So far, over 30 firms have expressed their desire to join the Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park which aims to become an exemplary project of the Silk Road Economic Belt.”

This year, the Person of the Year business contest celebrates its twentieth anniversary, attracting an incredible number of high-tech, export oriented and import substituting companies. Among them are BeSmart JSC (developing the ERIP payment system), the Bank BelVEB (supporting several major projects such as the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power station) and Tabak-Invest JSC.

The business-magazine DELO editorial board comprising authoritative entrepreneurs, economists and representatives of the various ministries, has chosen the best of the best. The board is headed by Piotr Nikitenko, an academician, a Doctor of Economic Sciences and a Professor, . Addressing the awards ceremony, he stressed that the winners of the awards are progressive, artistic and strong-willed personalities who do not wait for external support but rely on their own strength and logical analysis of market conditions. More importantly, these people have a driving passion for their business.

By Irina Sudas

Task for tomorrow

Reducing inflation remains main task of monetary and credit policy for 2015-2016, with ambition of limiting consumer price index to no more than 10 percent growth, notes Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, addressing Presidium of Council of Ministers

The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers included forecasts for social and economic development for 2016. Mr. Kobyakov underlined, “Our second task is to escalate gold and exchange currency reserves, aiming all the tools of our monetary policy at achieving these two tasks, taking into account external and internal conditions.”

Mr. Kobyakov added that the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank have prepared conceptual approaches towards forecasting budgetary-tax and credit policy for 2016 for use by the Government. He explains, “It’s important to define initial conditions correctly, primarily external economic conditions under which our economy will develop. Recent years’ experience shows that it’s not an easy task, as the world economy changes rapidly.”
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