张欣 Zhang Xin
Zhang, 50, earned her school fees as a young girl by working on assembly lines in the textile and electronics industries before going to England at the age of 19. She completed degrees in economics and worked as an investment banker in London and on Wall Street before returning to China in 1995 to found the commercial real estate development firm SOHO China together with her husband Pan Shiyi.
The business became China’s largest commercial property developer in first tier cities, and in 2014 Zhang was ranked as the 62nd most powerful woman in the world.
Her fame and achievement also made her one of the young global leaders at at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, where she shared her views on China’s business environment in a panel alongside global leaders such as the managing director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.
SOHO 3Q was launched in February 2015 and rapidly expanded across China. From two locations and 1,500 desks to more than 10,000 desks in 11 locations in Beijing and Shanghai. In October 2015, a flagship SOHO 3Q was launched at Guanghualu SOHO II in Beijing. This became the largest co-working space in the world with close to 3,300 desks.
SOHO 3Q boosts efficiency and flexibility, and it allows users to rent individual desks on a weekly basis. Made to suit the needs of today’s digital savvy entrepreneurs. SOHO 3Q’s services such as reserving a desk or a conference room, extending leases and making payments, can be completed on the website or on the mobile app.
The first tenants of SOHO 3Q were two girls doing movie production. Now it hosts a wide range of Chinese firms with a few dozens of staff, as well as large international companies like Uber which are rapidly expanding in China.
Her 15 years of experience living overseas allowed her to develop unique views on architecture. When she returned to China she brought many Western architects to work on SOHO China projects. Consequently the firm’s projects became known for architectural achievements.
As Zhang is now one of the world’s most successful businesswomen, she feels there is now a change in her life as she wants to now devote more time to philanthropy work where she is able to help other talented and ambitious young people realize their dreams.
现年50岁的张欣, 在去英国之前, 还正是花季少女的她在纺织和电子工业中从事装配的工作并赚取了学费, 那年她19岁。在1995年回国之前, 她在伦敦和华尔街担任投资银行家, 完成了经济学位, 并与她的丈夫潘石屹一起在中国找到了商业地产开发公司 —中国SOHO 。
她的名望和成就也使她成为了在2016世界经济论坛达沃斯的年轻全球领导人之一, 在那里, 她就中国的商业环境与国际货币管理总监等全球领导人分享了她的观点，如国际货币基金组织总经理：克里斯汀·拉加德。
SOHO 3Q 是在2015年2月推出的, 在北京和上海的11个地方, 从两处和1500张办公桌到1万多个办公桌, 迅速扩展到中国各地。在 2015年10月, 一个旗舰 soho 3Q 在北京光华 soho II 推出, 成为世界上最大的联合空间, 近3300张办公桌。
SOHO 3Q 的第一个租户是两个女孩，是做电影制作, 现在它拥有众多的中国公司, 拥有几十名员工, 以及像超级公司这样在中国迅速扩张的大型跨国公司。
她15年的海外生活经验让她在建筑方面有了独特的见解, 当她回到中国时, 她带了许多西方建筑师来从事 SOHO 中国项目, 因此该公司的项目以建筑成就著称.
张欣现在是世界上最成功的女企业家之一, 她觉得现在她的生活有了变化, 因为她希望现在投入更多的时间从事慈善事业, 在那里她能够帮助其他有才华、有抱负的年轻人实现他们的梦想。