On the morning of October 31, Qiu Jianlin, President of Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., Ltd. was appointed a director of Zhejiang University Board. Academician Wu Zhaohui, President of ZJU, awarded Qiu Jianlin a letter of appointment, a nameplate and put on ZJU emblem for him.
Qiu Jianlin has been President of Zhejiang Hengyi Group since 1994. As a modern large private enterprise in the production of chemical fibers and raw materials, Zhejiang Hengyi Group has been among the top 500 Chinese enterprises for 15 consecutive years. In 2018, as a member of 100 billion clubs for the first time, the Group achieved four “leaps” across regions, industries, ownership and national borders. The Group donated 10 million yuan in 2007 and 2010 each to set up the Hengyi Fund of Zhejiang University. In 2012, another 20 million yuan was donated to support Zhejiang University and Brunei University in cultivating talents for international petrochemical industry and infrastructure construction. In 2017, it donated 100 million yuan for “Double First-class Initiative” of Zhejiang University.
Wu Zhaohui congratulated Qiu Jianlin on his appointment as a director of Zhejiang University Board, and thanked him and Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., Ltd. for their continuous contribution to research innovation, international cooperation, student scholarship and discipline development. He said Zhejiang University is in need of constant support from entrepreneurs and important figures in the society for its coordinated development, so board directors are an honor and a bridge connecting ZJU and the society. The participation of entrepreneurs and key figures in the Board is of great benefit for ZJU to develop into a world-class research-oriented university with Chinese characteristics as they play a role in governance structure of ZJU and offer valuable suggestions.
“This is the highest honor I have ever won.” Qiu Jianlin expressed his appreciation and stated an era of reform and opening up initiated by education has provided a good social environment and talents for enterprises. Over the past few years, Zhejiang University has nurtured a number of technical and management personnel to Hengyi Group, which has promoted Hengyi and the cooperation between Hengyi and ZJU. He promised he would keep in mind his identity and do his utmost in the “Double First-class Initiative” of Zhejiang University for better cooperation and win-win strategy between the subsidiaries and departments of Hengyi Group and colleges, research institutes of Zhejiang University.???????????
Vice President Luo Weidong read the “Notice of Appointing Qiu Jianlin as a Director of Zhejiang University Board”. Hu Wei, President Assistant chaired the appointment ceremony. Representatives of Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., Ltd., dean of some schools and departments were present at the ceremony.???????????
(Written by Zhou Yiying/Photographed by Zhu Yuanzhi)?