Semir and Balabala – if you live in China, there is no way you would not have heard these names. Qiu Guanghe is the founder, chairman and president of Semir Group Co. Ltd as well as Balabala apparel retail chain stores. If you have ever wondered what brought these brands to such heights of success, you will have to understand the hard work and dedication invested by Qiu.
After completing high school, Guanghe started working in the industry of home appliances, but this was not he wanted to do at first. He founded Semir on December 6, 1996 in his hometown, Wenzhou. Initially, the company aimed at selling casual clothes only, but now, it has more than 7500 stores across the country and is one of the biggest apparel retailers in China.