Haier: award to Zhang Ruimin


Haier CeoZhang Ruimin, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haier Group, received the ‘Ideas into Practice’ award and was selected into the 2015 Thinkers50 ranking of the top 50 global management thinkers. The manager is the only Chinese entrepreneur to have won two Thinkers50 honors. This prize was founded in 2001 and its rankings list, that is released every two years, is known as the “Oscars of Management Thinking”. More than 20,000 people selected their favorite thinker for this year’s awards and nearly 30 countries were represented by those responsible for ranking the best global management ideas. The award recognized Zhang’s management practices that have led Haier to become from a small factory in the 1980s into a big multinational home appliance provider.