Eric Li is the Founder and Chairman of Geely Holding Group.
He established Geely Holding Group in 1986 and found success in various industries including refrigerators, decorative materials, motorcycles, etc. In 1997, Geely entered the automotive industry and has since been devoted to the pillar principles of technological innovation and cultivating talent, promoting the transformation of the industry, creating an inclusive and diversified global corporate culture, and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. Under his excellent leadership and forward-looking vision, the group’s business has grown to cover the entire automotive industry chain, mobility services, digital technology, financial services, and other businesses.
Upholding Geely’s philosophy of global operations coupled with high inclusiveness and coordinated development, Eric Li has led the Group in accelerating its technological transformation and expanding ecological synergies to become an influential global electric mobility and energy service technology enterprise. Today, Geely is focusing on the electric and intelligent transformation of the automotive industry, creating a technology ecosystem, and investing in cutting-edge technologies including new energy, shared mobility, Internet of Vehicles, intelligent drive, and vehicle chips. Founded with a commitment to sustainable development, Geely has also become a pioneer in the exploration and application of green methanol as a solution to solving the world’s energy and carbon neutrality problems.
Eric Li has always been committed the nurturing of talent and promoting education. Under his leadership, Geely Holding Group founded Beijing Geely College now called Geely University, the largest private university in China in 1999 and later University of Sanya in 2005. To date, the non-profit educational institutions established have educated over 180,000 students already.
He has also established the “Li Shufu Charity Foundation” dedicated to charity and the promotion of social harmony and progress. In 2016, he launched the Geely “Timely Rain” targeted poverty alleviation project which has already helped 10 provinces and 20 localities develop and lift more than 30,000 households out of poverty.
Eric Li is a current member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He was previously elected to serve as a representative at the 13th National People’s Congress as well as a member of the 10th, 11th and 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He was also previously a Vice-Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. In addition, Eric Li has been honoured by the Central Committee and State Council as a “reform pioneer.”