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GOME Electrical Appliances

Company nameGOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
Company typeJoint Stock
IndustryElectrical appliance retailing
Founder(s)Mr. Wong Kwong Yu
Area servedPeople's Republic of China
Hong Kong
Key peopleChairman: Mr. Chen Xiao
Productselectrical goods
consumer electronics
RevenueRMB 24,729 million (2006)
Net incomeRMB 819 million (2006)

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GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (国美电器 in Chinese)(Hkex - 493) is one of the largest privately-owned electrical appliance retailers in Mainland China and Hong Kong. It was founded by Wong Kwong Yu (Huang Guangyu), a Chinese businessman, in Beijing in 1987. Its brand name "GOME" was first adopted in 1993. Since 1999, it has developed outside Beijing and established retail outlets in other China cities. It was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. As of 2008 Wong is the chairperson, the controlling shareholder, and the director. The company is incorporated in Bermuda.

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