Ren Zhengfei Biography
(CEO of Huawei)
Birthday: October 25, 1944 (Scorpio)
Born In: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China
Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and businessman, better known as the founder and CEO of ‘Huawei,’ the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications and mobile phone infrastructure equipment. In the first quarter of 2019, Ren Zhengfei’s ‘Huawei’ overtook ‘Apple’ to become the second-largest manufacturer of smart phones, after ‘Samsung.’ However, Ren Zhengfei was not originally trained in communications or electronics. Ren studied construction engineering at the ‘Chongqing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture’ (now ‘Chongqing University’) and subsequently worked as a civil engineer before joining the ‘People’s Liberation Army’ (PLA) where, because of his background and experience in construction, he was assigned to work on the development of a chemical fiber factory in the far north-east of China. When the ‘PLA’ disbanded its entire ‘Engineering Corps,’ Ren left the army and worked in the logistics division of the ‘Shenzhen South Sea Oil Corporation’ for a few years. However, dissatisfied with his job there, he later founded his own little company. ‘Huawei’ was originally a communication equipment reseller, installer, and maintenance operator, but Ren Zhengfei always wanted the company to design and manufacture its own equipment. As its CEO since 1988, he has led the company to a huge success in that area. He has also become one of the richest men in China.