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Founder and Chairman
Chairman of POETOP Leather Clothing Co., Ltd.
Member of the People's Political Consultative Conference of Lishui City, Zhejiang Province
Vice President of the Federation of industry and Commerce of Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province
President of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of Guangdong Province
  Since 1979, Mr. Zou Lisheng has enter into business, successively engaged in domestic sales and foreign-trade operations of buttons, leather products and accessories, etc.; in 1986, he invested to establish "Wuhan Lisheng Trading Co., Ltd." and "Guangdong Genuine Leather City in Wuhan" to conduct the production of leather products and the distribution business. Wuhan Lisheng Trading Co., Ltd. operated by him was awarded several times the honorary title of "an advance enterprise" by the government at various levels in Wuhan City. In Wuhan, Mr. Zou Lisheng actively cooperated with local government to carry out the work. In particular, he supported the construction of "Wuhan Hanzheng Street Leather Products Market" (the largest leather products market in Hubei Province), successively participated in the work on the whole process from the planning, design and construction of the market to investment promotion, and made great contributions to the construction and prosperity of "Hanzheng Street Leather Products Market".
In March, 1999, Mr. Zou Lisheng went to Guangzhou, obtained the monopolistic trading right of American "PLAYBOY" branded leather shoes in China and invested in Guangzhou to establish "Guangzhou POETOP Shoes Development Co., Ltd., serving as the chairman. At the beginning of the establishment of the Company, he immediately put forward the business philosophy "integrity first and common development" and advanced "dumbbell-type" management mode, which laid a solid foundation for the development of the Company. At the second year after the establishment of the Company, "PLAYBOY" leather shoes covered the market all over China and good business performance was made. In October, 1999, Mr. Fei Xiaotong, Vice Chairman of National People's Congress cordially met with Mr. Zou Lisheng and joyfully wrote an inscription for POETOP Company: "Having won fame both at home and abroad and enjoying a good reputation in China".

  Between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Zou Lisheng successively invested more than RMB 50 million to establish 8 companies including "Guangzhou Jiahao Leather Product Co. Ltd.", "Guangzhou FORTEI Family Clothing and Leather Product Co., Ltd." and "Guangzhou Lishenglai Leather Product Co., Ltd.", agented several international famous brands including Goldlion, Crocodile Garments, PLAYBOY and FORTEI; he invested more than RMB 50 million in his hometown to establish "Qingtian POETOP Industrial Park", which covers an area of more than 50 mu, producing and selling medium and high-grade leather shoes products. In 2005, he invested more than RMB 90 million to establish "Guangzhou Huadu Wealth Industrial Park", with a floor area of 50,000 square meters.
  Mr. Zou Lisheng has advanced management ideas and the courage to bring forth new ideas. He is one of the public figures who were the first engaged in brand agency business and selected franchise chain management mode in China's leather shoes industry and have achieved success. His business philosophy "integrity first and common development" and his generosity to people are highly praised by the employees of the Company and the majority of customers. Under the leadership of Mr. Zou Lisheng, in so short a span of five years, POETOP Leather Clothing Co., Ltd. has been developed into large-sized group company in multiple industries (including clothing, leather products, leather shoes and packaging). By the end of 2007, POETOP Leather Clothing Co., Ltd. had 10 subsidiary companies and more than 1,000 employees. In 2003, POETOP Leather Clothing Co., Ltd. was ranked 44th in the tax ranking of private enterprises in China and won the honorary titles of "Top 50 Tax Payers of Private Enterprises in China" and "Major Tax Payers of Zhejiang Province". In 2004, Mr. Zou Lisheng was awarded the title of "an outstanding entrepreneur" by China Private Economy Research Association; at the same year, he was jointly awarded the honorary title of "an excellent builder for the socialist cause with Chinese characteristics in Zhejiang Province" by the United Front Work Department of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, the Economic and Trade Commission of Zhejiang Province and other departments.

  Mr. Zou Lisheng is deeply grateful for that the policy of the Party and state on reform and opening up has brought about the development opportunity to him. When he establishes a business, he consciously observes the "three combinations" for private enterprises. He is patriotic, hardworking and law-abiding. He actively participates in the development of the middle and Western regions of China, devotes himself to the cause of glory, and assumes social responsibility. Since 2000 to today, Mr. Zou Lisheng has donated a total of more than RMB 15,500,000 including a donation of more than RMB 1.8 million from 2000 to 2004 for the construction of rural roads and schools in his hometown Qingtian County and a donation of more than RMB 600,000 in 2003 for the construction of ""Li Sheng Hope Primary School" in Liuchuan Township, Jingyuan County, Baiyin City, Gansu Province;in 2004, he donated RMB 500,000 to build "Hope Primary School" in Laozhu Town, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province; at the same year, he initiated and took the lead to donate RMB 500,000 to establish "Qingtian Hydropower Station Student Fund for the Education of Migrants"; in 2005, he donated RMB 500,000 for the construction of the dining building in the Minority High School of Longquan City, Zhejiang Province; at the same year, he donated RMB 1 million for the construction of the teaching building of Qingtian County High School in Zhejiang Province. Over the years, Mr. Zou Lisheng donated a total of over RMB 500,000 to the "Fund for Justice and Courage" and other public welfare institutions. He was awarded the title of "an Honorable Citizen" by both Wuhan City and Baiyin City. Mr. Zou Lisheng was selected into the list of "Top 10 Goodwill Ambassadors for China's Public Welfare Undertakings" in 2006 and "Top 10 Pioneers for China's Public Welfare Undertakings" in 2007.

  Mr. Zou Lisheng adheres to people foremost, advocates ethics first and business second, and teaches employees that they should deal with things faithfully, be generous to people, constantly strive to become stronger and make contributions to society. Mr. Zou Lisheng attaches great importance to the construction of learning company and corporate culture, timely organizes healthy and beneficial activities such as education and training, cultural recreation, sports and public speaking, get-together and offering suggestions, cares about employees from work, life and other aspects, pays attention to the enhancement of the moral quality and cultural quality of the employees and has brought up a large number of broad-minded outstanding talents who have lofty ideals, knowledge and professional skills. The Company attaches great importance to stabilizing the team of employees, ensuring product quality and expanding marketing market, which lays a good foundation for the healthy and rapid development of the enterprise.
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