Zhang Ruimin

Ceo of Haier group

Outlook

Zhang Ruimin is a Chinese businessman and chief executive officer of Haier Group. He is known for his work in turning a little-known, bankrupt refrigerator manufacturer into the world's fourth-largest white appliances company. He is a great leader, because he knows what he is doing and doesnt care if anyone says otherwise.

More about himself

His radical management innovations have transformed Haier from a small, failing, state-owned refrigerator maker into the world's largest appliance brand. He groups employees into small, self-managing teams that choose their own managers, compete for internal talent, and can earn big bonuses -- unusual in the West and unheard-of in China