张文中博士,物美集团/多点DMALL 创始人、董事长,中国著名企业家,致力于以全面数字化推进中国商业流通现代化,以创新引领实体经济转型提升。坚持当好人、干正事、有原则、守底线,是全国著名的历经艰难、初心不改的企业家。

80年代末、90年代初在国务院发展研究中心工作,从事中国经济顶层设计和政策研究。“宏观经济决策支持系统”等研究成果通过国家级鉴定。

1994年在北京创办中国最早的现代连锁超市“物美”,发展成为我国最大的现代流通企业之一,有1000多家门店,年销售额500余亿元,资产500余亿元,引领中国零售产业的快速发展和技术创新。

2006年,蒙受冤案,身陷囹圄却心怀光明,坚持读书学习、创新创造。2013年再出发,用技术改变传统零售企业,践行商业的全面数字化。

2014年起,主导创立分布式电商“多点”(Dmall),出任多点董事长。运用移动互联网、人工智能等先进技术,打造数字零售OS系统,帮助实体零售提高效率,改善体验,在全面数字化基础上实现线上线下一体化。三年来,多点低投入、可持续、高增长,服务合作全国40多个知名大型连锁企业,有5500多万会员,1000万月度活跃会员,一万家实体店,连续两年蝉联我国第一名O2O生鲜电商。

2015年,完成收购世界500强企业英国翠丰集团在中国的全资子公司百安居中国100%股权,仅用一年时间全面扭亏为盈,形成以互联网大数据技术为基础、完全体验式的线上线下一体化的智慧门店体系。

2018年5月31日,最高人民法院终审宣判张文中无罪,冤案彻底平反。张文中案是改革开放四十年来纠正的涉产权和企业家冤错“第一案”和“标杆”案件。2019年3月十三届全国人大二次会议上的最高法、最高检报均把再审改判张文中无罪,作为纠正涉产权冤错案件、依法平等保护民营企业和民营企业家合法权益的重大成就。
张文中是南开大学数学系学士,经济学硕士,中国科学院系统科学所博士,美国斯坦福大学工程学院博士后。张文中被评为“2017-2018中国零售业年度人物”、“2018十大经济年度人物”、“2018中国民营经济十大新闻人物”、 “2018中国十大经济新闻人物”、 “年度公共利益人物”等多项荣誉称号。

 

ZHANG, Wenzhong (Daniel), Ph.D., leading Chinese entrepreneur, Chairman and Founder of Wumart/Dmall. Dr. Zhang has been dedicated to digital retail, online/offline integration, and retail business cooperation and development.

From the late 1980s to early 1990s, Dr. Zhang worked at the Development and Research Center of the State Council and was engaged in top-level design and policy research for the Chinese economy.

In 1994, Dr. Zhang founded China’s first modern supermarket chain, Wumart Stores (Wumei in Chinese), in Beijing and developed it into the largest supermarket chain in north China and one of the biggest retailers in China. Wumart Group now operates over 1000 stores in north, east and northwest China with annual sales and asset each over RMB 50 billion ($7.5 billion).

Dr. Zhang is also Chairman and Founder of e-commerce company Dmall, China’s largest O2O grocery retailer since 2017. Since 2014, Dr. Zhang and the Dmall team have developed distributed ecommerce solutions and retail operation system, empowering supermarkets to become omni-channel retailers with online-offline integration through a mobile app. By collaborating with Dmall, established traditional retailers improved their operational efficiency and optimized customer experience by technology uplift, fast and convenient checkout, instant delivery, improved supply chain, optimized supply chain management, assortment management, inventory and warehouse management, membership management and marketing. Dmall has now collaborated with 50+ large retailers and 10,000+ brick-and-mortar stores in China. By the end of 2018, the number of Dmall’s registered users has increased to 55 million. The number of monthly active users (MAU) reached over 10 million.

Dr. Zhang is a successful consolidator within the Chinese retail industry with extensive experience in post-M&A integration and performance improvement. In 2014, Dr. Zhang and Wumart acquired B&Q China from Kingfisher, the United Kingdom-based home improvement retailer, and transformed B&Q China from $300m loss to profit within 12 months of acquisition by applying the omni-channel O+O new business model.

On May 31 2018, Dr. Zhang’s decade-old wrongful conviction was exonerated by the People’s Supreme Court of China. The Supreme Court ruled that the original sentence was based on insufficient evidence and that the laws applied were improper, quashing a guilty verdict from ten years ago. The overturn of this case has been frequently cited as a landmark in promoting the rule of law over the past 40 years of reform and opening up in China. The work reports of the People’s Supreme Court and People’s Supreme Procuratorate delivered at the plenary session of 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) in March 2019 described his case as a wrongful conviction that has been corrected to fully protect the property rights of private enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor degree of Science in Mathematics and Master in Economics from Nankai University; he is Doctor of Systems Science from Chinese Academy of Sciences and completed his postdoc at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. He is appointed guest professor at Nankai University and Renmin University of China.
Honors & Awards Since 2018: Chinese Retail Businessman of the Year (2017-2018), Top Ten Economic Persons of the Year 2018, Top Ten Persons of Private Sector Economic News of 2018, Top Ten Persons of Chinese Economic News of 2018, Public Interest Person of the Year.