Yuan Jinhua is the Vice President, a board member, and one of the four main founders of the Sany Group. He currently is also the Chairman of Sany Heavy Machinery Ltd. Born in April 1959, he is currently a student at CEIBS EMBA. Yuan studied in Harbin Industry University (graduate class of 1977), and was assigned to the Machinery Factory of the former Ministry of Industry and Weapons. In 1986 he founded with his colleagues Liang Wengen, Tang Xiuguo, Mao Zhongwu, etc., a welding materials factory in the town of Maotang, and co-founded the Sany Group, entering the market of engineering machinery.
Yuan was successively deputy general manager of Sany Group, managing the marketing department for Materials Industry Co., Ltd. of Sany Group, Managing Director of Materials Industry Co., Ltd. of Sany Group, a board member and vice president of Sany Group. In 1999, he was conferred the title of “Excellent Entrepreneur” by the Government of Hunan Province, and was a member of the standing committee of the trade union in Hunan Province in 2003. In April 2007, Yuan took the place of the Chairman of Sany Heavy Machinery Ltd. in Kunshan. He received the 2008 “Award for Outstanding Contribution” of the Sany Group.