Chris Claridge is managing director of New Zealand-based Carrickmore Nutrition. The company manufactures and distributes infant formula in New Zealand, China, and Singapore.
Chris' nominator believes he "deserves recognition" for his "initiative, determination and success."
"He has established the largest New Zealand infant formula business in China against vigorous opposition and overwhelming odds."
"He was the first to gain regulatory recognition under the revamped regulations following the botulism scare and markets over 1.2m cans per year through his own distribution business."
"Chris does his own hands on marketing in China against all advice. He has over 3,500 outlets using the Carrickmore brand in 50 cities. Sales have increased every month since launching," his nominator added.