Haier’s CEO again among the Thinkers 50

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Zhang Ruimin, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Haier Group
Zhang Ruimin, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Haier Group[/caption] This is the second finalist since Zhang Ruimin came to this list in 2015, jumping from 38 to 26 in the previous session. He was the only Chinese thinker to be selected this time and the only Chinese entrepreneur to be on the list for two consecutive terms. Selected thinkers in the 2017 list include Roger Martin, former dean of the Romanian Business School at the University of Toronto, Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School, and W. Chin King, the “father of the Blue Ocean Strategy.” Innovation Management Master, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, Gary Hammel and others.