Linhai Hao, President of the International Federation of Vine and Wine of Helan Mountain’s East Foothill, Former Vice-President of the People’s Government of Ningxia.
He has led the formulation of series of regulations and policies to form the “Small Wineries and Large Wine Region” mode of development for Ningxia wine region. For 6 consecutive years, he has led the delegation to the World Congress of Vine and Wine organized by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine(OIV) in Turkey, Romania, Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Bulgaria respectively, and delivered speeches to promote Ningxia wine region and Chinese wines to the world wine industry. He has made great contribution to Ningxia’s wine industry, the planning and development of Ningxia wine region, the introduction and training of qualified personnel and international exchanges for the development of China’s wine industry.
In 2017, he was awarded the “OIV Merit” Award from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine(OIV); In 2016, he was selected as “Person of the Year for Chinese Wine” in China Wine Summit and as “Person of the Year” by the Chinese Wine Billboard; In 2015 he became the first Chinese being awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Vin de Fronsac by La Confrérie des Gentilshommes du Duché de Fronsac; In 2013, he was named “Person of the Year for Chinese Wine” by the Chinese version of the magazine Revue du Vin de France.