Mrs Rinehart, the chairman of Hancock Prospecting group and the Roy Hill joint venture, received the honour at the McMillan Woods Global Awards in Kuala Lumpur.
President of the organising committee, Dato Liew said, “The McMillan Woods Global Awards recognises industry stalwarts and the crème de la crème of global successful leaders.”
Mr Liew added, “Award recipients are vigilantly chosen globally for their success, achievements and leadership qualities.”
In accepting the McMillan Woods Global Award, Mrs Rinehart said;
“We are quietly proud of our ability to help Australians beyond the mining industry.
“This year, given we finished paying back our loans for our first 3 major mining operations, we were able to fund our commitment for the largest charitable donation in Australian history – to build a private specialised cancer and keyhole hospital for primarily the people of Northern Australia. Our hope is to base this in Darwin, on the coast, so that patients, and medical staff can also enjoy water views, while recuperating and working.
“Those who work in the challenging north of our country, need world-class health facilities, and too often miss out on city facilities.
"This has been a long held dream of mine, to be able to bring better cancer facilities to Australia. "
“Hancock Prospecting, through our charitable foundation, has also been a long-time supporter of Australian Swimming – investing in the Australian Swimming team which gives us so many dedicated and motivated young ambassadors and future leaders - and champions that help build national pride.
“Today, our Roy Hill project in outback West Australia is directly employing 7000 people who are working ahead of schedule and redefining what an Australian workforce can achieve.
“Roy Hill is one of the largest engineering efforts happening anywhere in the country”.