Leading Entrepreneurs

Fan Juanfen--President of Shanghai Captaino Garment Co., Ltd.

Fan Juanfen, as president of Shanghai Captaino Garment Co., Ltd., has strong enterprise spirit, peculiar and scientific management experience, outstanding perseverance, and strong sense of responsibility and self-discipline. Her such qualities made it possible for Shanghai Captaino to achieve a landmark success in only two years' development since established. Now Shanghai Captaino has 9 sub-companies and over 250 contracted shops in China. Its sales volume reached 400 million yuan in 2002, from 120 million in 1998.

Fan Juanfen began her business in garment industry in 1985, and accumulated rich experience ever since. In 1993 and 1994, she raised 8 million yuan's fund and began to represent Singapore's Crocodile, and made a hit in China with an increasing market share. Then from 1995 to 1998, she was employed by Shanghai Oriental Crocodile Garment Co., Ltd. - a Singapore-invested enterprise in Shanghai, and was appointed president in charge of its overall operation. In these four years she had worked shoulder to shoulder with her staff, and finally made "Oriental Crocodile" such a famous brand that it ranked 191st among Shanghai top 500 industrial enterprises and its daily sales volume reached 40 million yuan throughout China.

From October 1998 to October 2001, Fan Juanfen introduced the Captaino brand from Italy and again developed a vast market in China. When asking the secret of her success, you will always find this saying in her answer: no pain, no gain.