Book 8: Chapter 66: Handing over the chairman position
“Freya, have you thought this through” Xu Yi asked Freya with a serious look.
Freya didnt hesitate as she gave Xu Yi a nod with the same serious look.
“Yes, lord father, Ive already thought this through.”
“Then what is your decision” Xu Yi asked.
Freya took a deep breath and looked at Still on the side who had a worried look before looking at Agnes and the others who all had the same worried look. Finally she turned to Xu Yi and met his calm gaze as she replied, “Lord father, Ive decided……to take over the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.”
When her voice fell, the surrounding people let out a sigh of relief at the same time as their expressions relaxed.
Although everyone recognized that Freya would take over as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman, replacing Xu Yi in leading the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Xu Yi had kept emphasizing that when Freya was twenty five years old, he would give her a chance to choose.
This made many people worry.
They werent worried about Freya, but rather about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
If Freya wasnt willing to take over the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, where would Xu Yi find a worthy successor
Xu Yi had long stated that Freya was his only heri, so only Freya was qualified to take over as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman.
As for his other children, even his younger son with Still, werent qualified.
If Freya didnt take over, did that mean that the next chairman would come from outside of the Xu Family
Although no one doubted that Xu Yi would have a powerful influence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, this still made them worry.
So for many people, it was logical that Freya would take over as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman and it was something that they were happy about.
But Xu Yi wasnt that happy because of Freyas decision. After thinking for a bit, he asked in a deep voice, “Freya, are you certain that these are your true thoughts Was this the decision that youve made after your own thinking”
Freya revealed a smile as her eyes narrowed into beautiful crescents, showing that she should be quite happy right now.
“Lord father, I know what you are thinking. Be assured, this is indeed my decision and no one is pressuring me. Even mother……”
Freya looked at Still and walked over, taking her arm.
“Even mother didnt mention this matter at all. Mother even said that she just wanted me to live a happy life.”
Although Still was already over fifty years old, because of the secret techniques of the elves, she still looked like she was around twenty years old. She looked to be around the same age as Freya and when standing together, she looked more like her big sister than her mother.
Hearing Freyas words, Still said with a sigh, “Xu Yi, because you were the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman, you were rarely at home and had less time to spend with us. I dont want Freya to be the same as you, so busy that she even forgets about the people in her life.”
Xu Yis eyes twitched as he couldnt help complaining deep down.
If he was to discuss being busy, Still as the New Moon Chamber of Commerces chairman wasnt worse than him as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman.
When the New Moon Chamber of Commerce was in its period of fast development in the beginning, Still had many things to take care of, so she was at home even less than Xu Yi.
Now that she was saying that Xu Yi had been with his family too little, Xu Yi found it a bit hard to accept in his heart.
Of course, while he was thinking of this, Xu Yi thought of something else. He looked at Freya with a bit of curiosity and asked, “Freya, I always thought that you would reject this position. After all, youve always said to me that you want to live a free life. Now that you want to be the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman, do you understand the meaning of this position”
Freya gave a giggle and jumped forward to swing with Xu Yis arm.
“Dad, do you think that I havent done anything in the past few years I understood this position a long time ago and I know about the pressure that the chairman faces. But Ive carefully thought about it and in life, if you dont do some hard things when you are young, you will definitely regret it.”
“Youre taking the position of chairman as a challenge” Xu Yi asked with a smile.
“Un, at least for now.” Freya looked at the praise that Xu Yi wasnt hiding in his eyes, “Lord father, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce became this powerful because of your leadership alone. You are naturally the greatest chairman of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but my goal is to surpass you!”
Xu Yi couldnt help laughing, “Very good! You have ambition!”
After saying this, he took Freya by the shoulder and turned her around to face everyone under the stage before announcing in a loud voice, “Everyone, I formally announce that I, Xu Yi, from this day forth will no longer be the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman. The chairman position will be held by Freya who I recommend temporarily. Are there any supporters of this decision Are there any opposers”
Of course no one opposed this.
Xu Yi waited for a bit before once again saying in a loud voice, “Very good, I hereby announce that from this day forth, Freya will be the Frestech Chamber of Commerces acting chairman!”
After a moment of silence in the large hall of the Frestech Chamber of Commerces main base, there was a storm of applause.
The light blue glow of Magic Cameras lit up as pictures were taken one after another.
It wouldnt take more than two days before this appeared in all the newspapers of the continent for everyone to read.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce chairman position being passed down, this was even more important than the changing of rulers of the two empires!
The news that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce changing chairmen was spread across the continent at the quickest speed.
No one was surprised that it was Freya who took this position.
Because since Freya first started working for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the public learned about her, all the newspapers started paying attention to this girl who wasborn with a golden key.
Many rumours about Freya had been spread across the continent over the years.
Everyone knew that she was Xu Yis only heir, so it was a logical conclusion that she would take over as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman. No one was surprised by this.
Rather, what people cared about more was what Xu Yi would do after he resigned from the chairman position.
Although no one doubted that Xu Yi would still have full control over the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, he was no longer the chairman and wouldnt completely direct the Frestech Chamber of Commerce like before.
In the end, the successor being Freya had benefits and disadvantages to Xu Yi.
The benefit was that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was led by his daughter, so the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was still firmly controlled by him.
The disadvantage was that because Freya was his daughter, she would naturally take some power from his hand. Xu Yi couldnt have too many criticisms about her since he was the one that pushed her into this position.
So after Freya became chairman, Xu Yi would have to reduce his influence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to give Freya enough space to show her abilities.
So what would Xu Yi do
This Xu Yi who everyone cared about didnt make people wait that long.
He very quickly indicated to everyone what he was going to do.
After Xu Yi resigned as the chairman, he hid himself from everyone for two months before suddenly appearing in the Candra Empires capital Wimbledon City, participating in the annual continental magic machine industry conference.
This was a very normal thing because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was the leader of this conference. Xu Yi as the chairman of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, as long as he participates, would be the core of this conference.
But this because he resigned as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman, he was participating in the conference under his own name for the first time.
However, it wasnt hard for Xu Yi to gain everyones attention at the conference this time.
But Xu Yi never discussed anything about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce from beginning to end. Even when someone else mentioned it, he would just change the topic.
Everyone could see that Xu Yi was making his current status clear to everyone, getting rid of the mark of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
But whether anyone thought of it like that was something worthy of discussing……
Of course, not mentioning the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it didnt mean that Xu Yi had no reason to come to this conference.
Rather he was quite active, even more active than all the times he had participated before.
At the conference, Xu Yi indicated that he wanted to establish a continental magic machine industry foundation which would be used to promote breakthroughs in the magic machine industry.
As long as someone made a breakthrough in the magic machine industry, they would receive a large award from this foundation.
Even if you could prove that you had a chance to make an important breakthrough, you would receive a reward from this foundation.
Everyone was confused at first.
Researching magic machine technology was something that every country and company on the continent enthusiastically participated in.
Even if Xu Yi didnt make this foundation, everyone would still fully invest in it as per usual.
Now that Xu Yi was making this foundation, what reasoning was there for this
But after carefully examining Xu Yis explanation and after some peoples analysis, everyone realized that Xu Yis real plan was much bigger than they imagined.
Thinking about it, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could represent the peak of technology in the magic machine industry.
And as the chair…..Oh, no, the former chairman Xu Yi was the symbol of the magic machine industry in everyones mind.
The magic machine industry technology organization that he made would certainly become the greatest authority in the magic machine industry.
This was……simply equal to the Magicians Guild from the past.
But the Magicians Guild was only responsible for the evaluation of each magicians grade.
The magic machine industry technology foundation that Xu Yi created was ranking the grade of technology itself, so it was on a much higher scale.
Let alone that what he could do wasnt just grading technology……-