“I think it’s important not to get carried away when you are successful – and not to let yourself feel gloomy when times are bad.”

Zhou Qunfei

Entrepreneur's Journey

Zhou Qunfei born in 1970 in Hunan province, China, is the youngest of three siblings. Qunfei’s family was poor and moved to Guangdong Province during the 1980s to work in a glass factory for watches. This initial experience in business helped her start her own small glass manufacturing business during the 1990s.

Sensing the prevalence of cell phones and other electronic devices, Qunfei founded Lens Technology in 2003. Lens Technology became a major touchscreen manufacturer globally primarily supplying touchscreens to leading electronics makers including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.

In March 2015, after the public listing on the Shenzhen ChiNext market, Qunfei’s net worth reached $10 billion – making her the richest woman in China. In 2018, she was named the world’s richest self-made woman, with a net worth of $9.8 billion, and is one of the richest women in the technology sector.

Innovation brought by the entrepreneur:

Built on advanced manufacturing processes, Lens Technology mainly focuses on research & development, manufacturing, and sales of touch-panel cover-glass, touch-sensor modules, and touch-panel covers of new materials.

Equipped with the ability to design and custom-make molds, production machinery, and mass-production capabilities, combined with innovative proprietary technologies, internationalized management, and continuous research & development, Lens Technology is now an internationally leading supplier of parts for smartphones, tablets, and various high-end electronic products.

Presently, Lens Technology has launched sapphire long crystal equipment development, large-scale long crystal production, and crystal material deep processing to a variety of specifications of application products to provide low-cost, high penetration sapphire products globally. It is also actively exploring the application of smart management and intelligent robotics in its factories to further improve the overall efficiency of its production lines.

Key Success Attributes

Her determination to succeed since starting her own life at an early age.
Identifying opportunities and taking calculated risks decisively.
Tirelessly absorbing new knowledge and learning new skills.
Keen perception of market trends and policy environment and the ability to make the best decisions accordingly.

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