Country / Region: China
About Zhang Guo Tao:
Under Zhang Guo Tao’s leadership, Shenzhen Darry Jewelry Co Ltd has become a force to reckon with in Hong Kong and China’s jewellery retail scene. The company’s impressive performance especially in the last two years proves this, as profits consistently increased at 100 percent rates. Mr. Zhang believes leadership is found in stimulating “positive energy” from every employee which totals at 710. Although the responsibilities of running a company and keeping customers satisfied can put tremendous pressure on such young shoulders, he considers these as positive challenges. After all, with success also comes great responsibility for the benefit and best interest of all stakeholders – from the customers and employees down to the industry and society as a whole.
What the judges have to say:
In just seven years since its establishment, Shenzhen Darry Jewelry Co Ltd has made its mark as a formidable player in the jewellery retail industry. At the heart of this successful venture is 32-year-old Zhang Guo Tao, the founder and chief executive officer who envisioned an “asset light” business model that would keep operating costs at a minimum while maximising profit levels. In just a relatively short time, Shenzhen Darry Jewelry has become a byword in the industry, primarily known for the Darry Ring brand of diamond-encrusted proposal and engagement rings. To date, Darry Ring has managed to attract seven million fans, leading the industry with 3.87 million followers on Weibo and 800,000 fans on WeChat.