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Guofu Ye

MINISO (HENGQIN) Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

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Ye Guofu is a global co-founder of Chuangyoupin and president of the Saiman Holding Group. He is also a representative of the 12th Guangdong Province Citizens' Congress, one of the top ten business representatives in Guangdong, a lecturer at Beijing University and the first Lecture Tutor of the Pearl River School of the Alashan SEE Environmental Association. Ye Guofu has received numerous honors, including China's TOP50 Young Business Leaders, and is a role model for a new generation of entrepreneurs. He currently ranks 12th on the Hurun list in the category of “post-80s self-made billionaires”. In 2013, together with the young Japanese designer Otaku Miyake, he founded Miniso, a company that has established 1,100 stores worldwide with a turnover of more than 5 billion yuan in less than two years. Ye Guofu is the first Chinese to open such a store worldwide. (August 2018)