Digital screens throughout Shanghai recently displayed the faces of several international figures honored by the City with Magnolia Gold Awards—named after the official flower of Shanghai. In recognition of his significant contributions to Shanghai’s development, Eric Zheng, AIG China’s President and CEO, was among those featured throughout the city.

In a ceremony held at City Hall, the Mayor of Shanghai, Yang Xiong, presented the Magnolia Gold Award medals and certificates to the honorees, including Mr. Zheng. Mayor Yang expressed appreciation to the award winners for their significant contributions to the social and economic development of Shanghai.

Of the ten winners of the Magnolia Gold Award, Mr. Zheng was the only recipient from the insurance industry. “It was a great honor to be recognized by the Shanghai government with this prestigious award,” said Mr. Zheng. Mr. Zheng had also received a Magnolia Silver Award in 2013.​