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A Profile of Dr. Qian Haipeng


 
Dr. Qian Haipeng graduated from the Department of Radio Electronics of Peking University in 1985, and was appointed to Europe for further study by the State Education Committee the same year. His paper was listed among IEEE Robotics and Automation Best Paper nominations in 1989. He obtained Doctor of Engineering in Belgium Catholic University of Louvain with great distinction in 1993.

After firstly returning to China in 1993, he established the foundation of Bekaert, China Steel Cord Co., Ltd., and directed the start of operation. He led the company rapidly become a model of more than 80 subsidiaries of the Group worldwide, with a total investment of USD100 million. While training a host of talents for national high-end wire industry from zero, he successfully initiated the wave of radial tire in China. The company’s excellent operation even attracted the prime minister of Belgium, crown prince and king to separately visit the company. The company set an example of foreign investment attraction in the 1990s.

Dr. Qian went to U.S. to take the position of CEO and CTO of ISF in 2000, and successfully turned the business around with R&D and production bases across the Western United State, Eastern United State and Europe. Then ISF, which was initially on the verge of bankruptcy, finally was sold at 14 times of EBITDA, and one of its sub business unit was sold over 80MM euro for an all cash deal to Quantum automobile film.

Dr. Qian returned to China again in 2008, and established Fundant Group with the pursuit of “winning the world praise about Chinese innovation”.