Word about Ning Shuqian becoming the Deputy Manager of the sister company spread like wildfire. Wen Xinya was caught off guard and at a sudden loss for what to do after hearing that Wen Haowen wanted to hold another board meeting.
As soon as Ning Shuqian got discharged, she eagerly planted her snitches in the company and released the news of her reconciling with Wen Haowen to the media. She even brazenly interfered with the entertainment city project.
Her next move would be to tackle the board meeting.
What is Ning Shuqian’s agenda for the board meeting?
Wen Xinya was just thinking about what Secretary Cao told her previously regarding the 500-million-yuan fund that Wen Haowen had requested from the Wen Corporation. Even till now, the directors had yet to approve, and he reckoned that the shareholders wouldn’t agree to it.
As long as the shareholders do not approve, the entertainment city project would not be able to proceed officially.
Wen Xinya understood the shareholders way too well. They were all smart and alert elites who would jump at the chance to earn money but were stingy with coming up with it. 500 million yuan was not a small amount—it was almost as much as half of the Wen Corporation’s liquid assets. Hence, it would be tough to earn the approval of the shareholders.
The directors obviously understood that logic.
Hence, there was no use even if Wen Haowen were to hold a board meeting. In fact, it might just waste the shareholders’ time.
In that case, why did Wen Haowen hold a board meeting?
Unless… Wen Haowen had a hidden agenda for it.
Wen Xinya’s face grew sullen and she asked, “Secretary Cao, did Wen Haowen not mention his reason for holding a board meeting?”
The matter was extremely bizarre and Wen Xinya could acutely sense that the mastermind was about to make a major move.
Shaking his head, Secretary Cao exclaimed, “No!”
His tone was firm and assertive.
Wen Xinya frowned slightly and asked, “Did he reveal anything about it?”
This doesn’t make sense at all. Wen Haowen has always kept a high profile and he usually makes an issue out of everything. Ning Shuqian would also leave clues whenever she does something. Wen Xinya thought to herself, finding the matter to be rather peculiar.
After thinking about the matter carefully, Secretary Cao answered, “He didn’t. I find this very unusual, too. Hence, I called the directors that I’m closer to and they all said that Wen Haowen has merely sent someone to inform them about the meeting without giving any additional information.”
It had been more than two months since the entertainment city proposal was raised. During the course of two months, Wen Haowen held two shareholders’ meetings and four board meetings. One could imagine how the following events would be like.
The entertainment city project wouldn’t bring about massive benefits for the Wen Family.
Wen Xinya said with a petulant expression, “Has there been any updates about the entertainment city?”
Ning Shuqian had gone through painstaking means to interfere with the entertainment city project. Given her character, she should have thrown her weight around and done something about the entertainment city.
Shaking his head, Secretary Cao said, “Ning Shuqian has become the Deputy Manager and she gets off work on time every day. The operations in the independent company have kicked off. There are no other updates for now.”
The entertainment city project would definitely expose some clues about the company. However, there was a lack of updates which made him feel a little helpless.
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and remarked, “They’re actually so patient this time.”
Seeing that she had relaxed, Secretary Cao asked, “Missy, did you find out something inappropriate?”
Wen Xinya shook her head and answered, “No.”
Wen Haowen’s flawless moves and Ning Shuqian’s tameness all seemed appropriate.
Secretary Cao did not believe her words at all, for she appeared extremely relaxed.
Wen Xinya said smilingly, “Since Wen Haowen and Ning Shuqian are patient enough, I can be patient too. Why should I lose my composure? It’s just a board meeting. What can possibly happen? His meticulous plans might just be ruined by the shareholders.”
Hence, there was nothing to worry about.
Ning Shuqian’s and Wen Haowen’s mysteriousness made Wen Xinya feel that there was nothing to be afraid about, for those moves were all that they could come up with.
Secretary Cao complimented. “Wise words, Missy.”
Wen Xinya was much more composed than Wen Haowen and more scheming than Ning Shuqian. Since they could handle major issues, Wen Xinya could too. There was nothing to worry about at all because Wen Xinya had already trumped them.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Let’s just wait for the board meeting to commence in three days’ time.”
Secretary Cao asked, “Missy, will you be joining the board meeting?”
Previously, Wen Xinya managed to stun everyone with her performance during the board meeting and he found it a pity because Wen Xinya had yet to join the official meeting. Hence, she would be faced with various obstructions.
Shaking her head, Wen Xinya said, “No, I don’t want to seem like I’m desperate to get involved with the Wen Corporation just after something happened. After all, I haven’t joined the operations yet and I don’t have a set position in the corporation. It won’t be rightful for me to interfere. Others will think that I don’t know my place.”
She would just openly deal with whatever tricks Ning Shuqian and Wen Haowen get up to. What would her appearance change?
Knowing that she was telling the truth, Secretary Cao said, “Missy, why don’t you ask Old Mr. Wen to let you join the board meeting? Once you officially become one of the directors, it would be easier for you to handle things. Others wouldn’t dare to gossip about you, either.”
Old Mr. Wen had already handed the matters of the Wen Corporation over to Wen Xinya and she would have to step in to handle them in the future. It would be better for her to join the core management soon.
Wen Xinya shook her head and said, “Now’s not the time yet. I’ll need experience in order to qualify as a director. Firstly, I don’t have a proper position in the Wen Corporation and secondly, I haven’t actively contributed to the Wen Corporation either. I lack experience and abilities. If I were to depend on Grandpa to become a director, tongues are going to wag and I’m going to become the subject of gossip. I won’t be able to gain recognition or assert dominance. There would then be no use in me joining the corporation.”
The shareholders would have a say as long as they invested money.
However, the board of directors was the core of the Wen Corporation and the powerhouse. Each and every director had been carefully selected and had all done their part for the Wen Corporation. Hence, joining the board would be of no use to her at this point.
After giving it some careful thought, Secretary Cao answered with a nod, “I didn’t think carefully enough. Missy, you’re going to be taking over the Wen Corporation. If you just join the board cold turkey, you won’t become a rightful director and earn everyone’s recognition. That would serve as an obstruction.”
Secretary Cao did not expect her to be so clearheaded.