Chapter 1042: Wen Xinya Has Expressed Her Opinion
Wen Haowen went to such great lengths of holding a board meeting and had even invited some of the shareholders in the Wen Corporation who hold a significant amount of authority. She felt that Wen Haowen wouldn’t be easily controlled by just anyone since he had already made all the preparations.
Just like she had expected, Wen Haowen had been very convincing with his words right from the start of the meeting, and the directors’ objections did not seem to be backed up by substantial reasons.
Hence, she had never planned to stop Wen Haowen at all.
Since the plan had been approved, she decided to go with the flow.
Secretary Cao’s question was way too shrewd and managed to catch the attention of the directors who did not want their interests to be affected regardless of which investments the company made.
Wen Haowen broke out into cold sweat. Actually, he was well aware of how massive the entertainment city project was, and he wanted to complete it as soon as possible too. In that case, a large amount of funds would be required, and that would affect the current operations. On the other hand, if they were to take it slow and develop the entertainment city one at a time, the operations wouldn’t be affected much.
However, his motive was for the development to be completed as soon as possible. Hence, Secretary Cao’s question caught him off guard completely.
Secretary Cao continued, “Regardless of how lucrative and promising the entertainment city may sound, it is only a plan on paper now and we can’t see the actual benefits yet. The investors are investing in the projects and established businesses under the Wen Corporation, which have undergone approved financial planning. I believe everyone here knows what it means.”
Reasonable financial planning would allow the company’s current operations to remain unaffected.
Secretary Cao’s words were reasonable and had gained the approval of everyone else.
Wen Haowen was at a sudden loss for what to do as he stared at the shareholders and directors.
Even Secretary He had no idea how to react. He subconsciously shifted his gaze onto Wen Xinya, who had remained silent while exuding a refined grace.
Since Secretary Cao had attended the meeting together with Wen Xinya, did that mean that Secretary Cao’s words were representative of her opinion?
Was this her purpose of attendance?
At this moment, Wen Xinya noticed that he was staring at her and looked up abruptly to glare daggers at him, appearing menacing, fierce, cold and dangerous.
Secretary He looked away subconsciously.
He had never seen such a fierce pair of eyes before.
Wen Xinya broke her silence. “My Grandpa, Mr. Wen Zhihang, has built the Wen Corporation from scratch and put in his blood, sweat, and tears to get the Wen Corporation to where it is today. The apparel, jewelry, and skincare industries are our foundation and the base of our business. These are the fields that we started off with.”
Since those businesses were their foundation, there was no reason to sacrifice them for the sake of the development of the entertainment city.
“Well said!” exclaimed one of the directors.
Everyone then applauded enthusiastically in approval.
Having received tremendous support, Wen Xinya continued, “I believe all the shareholders and directors here are ambitious and have foresight. I’m sure you won’t let the entertainment city affect our current operations.”
Wen Xinya was expressing her concerns about the Wen Corporation’s interests and hence, there was no reason for them to oppose it.
Wen Haowen glared at Wen Xinya menacingly. Although she was not late to the board meeting, he was so confident that he did not take her seriously at all. Yet, she actually indirectly expressed her stand and support for the opposing directors. She did not support the plan for the entertainment city and made it known that she was just concerned about the company’s interests. She also used Secretary Cao to raise her doubts and agitate the directors and shareholders.
She was not trying to stop the plan from proceeding but rather, she was trying to use the board to postpone the execution of the entertainment city development.
It was undeniably a smart and brilliant move.
An icy cold gaze formed in Wen Haowen’s eyes. Looking at him right in the eye, Wen Xinya said in a crisp and clear voice, pronouncing every word clearly, “I, too, believe that CEO Wen will prioritize the corporation’s interests and take responsibility for the interests of the shareholders.”
She definitely wouldn’t allow Wen Haowen to expedite the development of the entertainment city, regardless of the tricks he pulled and his instigator’s plans. As long as the development was unsuccessful, the instigator would get up to more tricks and the more they did, the more likely they would let the cat out of the bag.
Wen Haowen suddenly laughed and said, “Haha, Xinya is right. Since I’m the CEO, I’ll definitely prioritize the interests of the corporation and the shareholders.”
Wen Xinya did not make any comment.
Staring at Wen Haowen sternly, Secretary Cao asked, “CEO Wen, could you please answer my previous question?”
Wen Haowen though that he could let the matter slide after brushing Secretary Cao off, but that was impossible.
At this moment, Wen Haowen had no choice but to answer, “The entertainment city is meant to help everyone earn more money and expand the corporation. It obviously won’t affect our current operations.”
If he did not clarify the doubts, the entertainment city would be prevented from being developed as soon as possible. Hence, he decided to just placate them for the time being and allow the project to begin as soon as possible. He would solve the remaining issues in the future. After all, he held 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares.
At this juncture, someone asked, “A massive amount of funds is needed for the entertainment city to be built. How can you guarantee that it won’t affect our current operations? Besides, the suggestion of yours to set up a new department with new employees for the project alone will already affect the Wen Corporation’s operations.”
It would affect the structure of departments in the Wen Corporation.
There were various problems, and if they were to continue raising doubts, the entertainment city project may just be scraped. Wen Haowen began to get a major headache.
Wen Xinya looked on coldly.
At this moment, Wen Haowen said sternly, “The shareholders have unanimously approved of this proposal and previously, I’ve also made it clear that it wouldn’t obstruct our current operations. We must set up a new department. As a shareholder who owns 20% of the Wen Corporation’s shares, I hereby declare that the project is going to begin officially.”
The entire planning and approval of the project only took less than two weeks, all because of the shares and authority that Wen Haowen possessed.