Pan Shiyi

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Pan Shiyi
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Pan Shiyi 2017
Native name
潘石屹 (Pān Shíyì)
Born (1963-11-14) 14 November 1963 (age 56)
Alma materHebei Technical College of Petroleum Profession
OccupationChairman, SOHO China
Spouse(s)Zhang Xin
Websiteblog.sina.com.cn/panshiyi

Pan Shiyi (Chinese: 潘石屹; pinyin: Pān Shíyì; born 14 November 1963) is a Chinese businessman and the Chairman of SOHO China. He co-founded SOHO China with his wife Zhang Xin in 1995.

Early life[edit]

Pan was born in an impoverished rural village in Tianshui, Gansu in western China in 1963. He graduated from the Hebei Technical College of Petroleum Profession in 1982, later working at the former Ministry of Petroleum, until he decided in 1987 to venture to Shenzhen and Hainan to embark upon a career in real estate. In 1992, he co-founded Beijing Vantone Co., Ltd., a developer now listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Between 2016 and 2017 Pan was a Senior Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pan and his wife, Zhang Xin, have been members of the Bahá'í Faith since 2005.[2]

Pan starred as a lonely real estate developer "Li Wenqing" in the 2006 romantic film Aspirin (阿司匹林), alongside Mei Ting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shiyi Pan Asia Senior Fellow, AY 16-17". Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Harvard Kennedy School. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ MarketWatch: Chinese Billionaire Embraces Religion (06-03-2011)
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (11 July 2006). "Film Review: Aspirin". Variety.