About Xtep

Board of Directors
MR. DING SHUI POFounder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ding Shui Po (丁水波), aged 49, is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Group and an executive Director of the Company. Mr. Ding has over 30 years of experience in the sportswear industry and is primarily responsible for the overall corporate strategies, planning and business development of the Group. Mr. Ding founded the Group in 1999 and is currently also the chairman of the Board of Directors and the president of various subsidiaries of the Group.

Mr. Ding participated in entrepreneurship programs offered by Peking University (北京大學) and Tsinghua University (清華大學) in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and studied for the China CEO/Finance CEO Program offered by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (長江商學院) in 2011. He also completed the CEO Program of the China Europe International Business School (中歐國際工商學院) and the EMBA program offered by Xiamen University (廈門大學) in 2014 respectively. He started attending China Europe International Business School’s Sport and Leisure Management Program in 2015, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance’s “CEO Program: Leading the Future” in 2016 and Harvard University's “Global CEO Program” in 2018. He is a brother of Ms. Ding Mei Qing and Mr. Ding Ming Zhong.

Mr. Ding personally obtained the following awards:

2002
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur in Quanzhou
2003
Top 100 Individuals in PRC’s Economic Development
2004
Top 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in China
2005
Fujian Young Entrepreneurs Achievement Award
2007
Fujian Province May 4th Youth Medal
2008
CAPITAL Leaders of Excellence in China 2008
2008
Fujian Province May 4th Youth Medal
2009
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year China 2009
2009
May 1st Labor Medal
2009
Top Ten Eminent Young Entrepreneurs of Fujian
2010
Chinese Brands Awards – People of the Year
2010
Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry – Top 10 People of the Year
2011
The "Seeding of Hope, Contribution to Brightness" medal, presented by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
2011
Most Innovative Entrepreneur of Quanzhou City
2013
Quanzhou Top Talent
2013
Outstanding Contribution Award on Community Donation by a Businessman in the Private Sector in Fujian Province
2013
Outstanding Contribution Award on Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone Construction
2013
Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Quanzhou
2015
2nd China Footwear Industry Ceremony - Annual Leading Figure of 2015
2016
Top Ten Teaching Entrepreneurs in China 2016 presented by Enterprise Education Top 100 in China Committee
2016
Outstanding Entrepreneur in China 2015–2016 presented by China Enterprise Confederation
2017
Next Generation Education and Charity Motivation Award 2017 by the China Next Generation Education Foundation
2018
China Footwear Grand Ceremony 2018, 40th anniversary of the Chinese Economic Reform – Ingenious Person Award

Mr. Ding held the following public offices:

2003
Committee Member of the 9th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2006
Chairman of the 3rd Executive Committee Quanzhou Footwear Chamber
2008
Committee Member of the 10th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2009
Honorary Chairman of the Fujian Footwear Industry Association
2009
Honored Executive Director of Red Cross Society of China Fujian Branch
2010
Chairman of the 5th Board of China Young Entrepreneurs Association – Young Chamber of Commerce in Quanzhou
2010
Committee Member of National Youth Committee
2011
Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce
2013
Committee Member of the 11th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2013
Executive Vice President of the 4th Congress of the China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs
2014
Chairman of the 2nd World Quanzhou Youth Friendship Association
2015
Committee Member of Marathon Committee of China Athletic Association
2016
Chief Expert in the Sportswear Industry, for the Sports Economy Research Center of the Research Institute of Sports Science of the General Administration of Sport of China
2017
Deputy Director of Marathon Committee of Chinese Athletic Association
2017
Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Fourth Session of the Board of Education Fund Council of Quanzhou City
2018
Deputy President of the Seventh Session of the Board of the China National Garment Association
2019
Honorary President of Quanzhou Business Development Association
2019
Specially Invited Vice President of Chinese Athletic Association
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