Cho Tak Wong
Chairman, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China
2009 award winner
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 China
Cho Tak Wong emerged from humble beginnings to become one of China’s most successful entrepreneurs. He started his own business at the age of 16, peddling cut tobacco. He also worked as a farmer, chef and fruit seller. Cho founded Fuyao Group in 1987 to specialize in the production of automotive safety glass and industrial technological glass. In 1993, it was the first company in its sector in China to be listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The group has more than 10,000 employees and has glass production facilities in Fuqing, Changchun, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing and modern float-glass production bases in Fujian, Jilin, Inner Mongolia and Hainan. It has established a complete sales network across the country, and it also has business offices in the United States, Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia and Germany.