Congratulations to our two EMBA alumni who were nominated to Fortune Magazine’s (China) list of Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China.
APEX-C alumna Chen Chunhua was ranked 19th on the list. She is Co-chairman & CEO of New Hope Liuhe Co. Ltd. Since she took on its leadership reins in 2013, the share price of New Hope Liuhe has more than doubled from its lowest point in 2013, and now has a market value of 55 billion yuan.
Today, New Hope Group is one of the most diversified agricultural enterprises in both China and the world. A top executive of the rival company commented that Ms Chen Chunhua was instrumental in bringing about the renewal of New Hope Group.
Ms Chen is unique among Chinese business leaders, straddling both the world of theory and practice. She is also Visiting Professor at the Asia-Pacific EMBA Programme at our Business School specialising in research on enterprise management, enterprise organisation and operational management.
Mr Paul Fang Hongbo, Chairman/President of Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer Midea Group Co. Ltd and APEX-C alumnus, was ranked 36. Paul Fang firmly believes that manufacturing forms the foundation for the nation. Recognising that innovation is the key to success, he has introduced many new ideas into the Midea Group in the various areas of management thinking, organizational structure, corporate culture and business modelling.
In 2015, Midea Group became the only company among the three listed white goods companies in China that enjoyed both revenue and profit. Today Midea is the No. 1 white goods company in China and ranks 32 among the Top 500 China enterprises.
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