SUN Weiying (Chief Executive Officer)
Paul David HAOUZI (President)
Kelvin HO Cheuk Yin (Chief Strategy Officer)
QIU Yafu (Chairman)
Sabrina FUNG Wing Yee (Deputy Chairman)
WONG Yat Ming
Independent Non-executive Directors
Eva CHENG LI Kam Fun
Michael LEE Tze Hau
Raymond Mark CLACHER
SUN Weiying, aged 47, was appointed as the Company's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 18 May 2018. She joined the Company as a Non-executive Director on 18 April 2018. Ms Sun is responsible for the overall business and operations of the Group.
Ms Sun is the chief executive officer of Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Company Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company. Ms Sun has over 20 years of experience in the textile and apparel industry. Ms Sun joined the Ruyi group in July 1993 and was promoted to her present position at Ruyi group in January 2017.
Ms Sun is currently also a director of each of Renown Incorporated which is listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, and SMCP S.A. which is listed on Euronext Paris.
Ms Sun was awarded the title of Outstanding Textile Entrepreneur in the PRC in 2016. Ms Sun received her Bachelor's degree in Textile Engineering from Tianjin Textile Engineering College in 1993. She further obtained a Master's degree in Textile Engineering from Donghua University in 2004. Ms Sun is a certified senior engineer.
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Paul David HAOUZI, aged 56, an Executive Director and the President, responsible for the overall business and operations of the Group's brands. He was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 18 April 2018 and then re-designated as an Executive Director on 6 August 2018.
Mr Haouzi joined French conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (now Kering) as Executive Vice President, Asia from 1998 to 2000. He then held various general management positions within the Bluebell Group in Taiwan and Greater China from 2000 to 2012. In February 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Giorgio Armani, then in December 2016 became President, Greater China for the Bluebell Group, until July 2018.
Mr Haouzi received his bachelor's degree in Asian Studies from Sorbonne University in 1984. He further obtained a post-graduate certification in Chinese Literature from Beijing University in 1986 and an MBA from HEC Business School in 1998.
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QIU Chenran, aged 37, daughter of Mr Qiu Yafu, has been appointed as the Company's Executive Director with effect from 18 April 2018. She is responsible for new retail business development including e-Commerce, on-line and off-line operations, and related investments and acquisitions.
Ms Qiu is the vice chairman of the board and the executive president of Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Company Limited ("Shandong Ruyi"), responsible for the development of the brand and international investments of Ruyi group. Ms Qiu joined the Ruyi group in May 2007, and was promoted to her present position as vice chairman of the board of Shandong Ruyi in January 2017. Ms Qiu is also currently a director of each of Renown Incorporated which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and SMCP S.A. which is listed on Euronext Paris.
Ms Qiu received several awards in the industry sector, such as the "Fashion Innovation Award" of the China National Garment Association and the "Brand Builder Award" of the Shandong region.
Ms Qiu received her bachelor's degree in Arts Design from the Arts Academy of University of Suzhou in the PRC in 2004. She further obtained a master's degree in International Fashion Retailing from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 2006.
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SU Xiao, aged 42, was appointed as the Company's Executive Director on 18 May 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the Group's financial management, investments and acquisitions.
Ms Su is president of Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Company Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company. Since joining Shandong Ruyi Woolen Garment Group Co., Ltd. in 1999, Ms Su has held various positions within Ruyi group, including deputy director and chief accountant of Accounting Department, and director of Investment and Development Department. She was the secretary of the board and executive president of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd. before she was promoted to current position at Ruyi group in January 2017.
Ms Su is currently also a director of each of SMCP S.A. which is listed on Euronext Paris, and Shandong Ruyi Woolen Garment Group Co., Ltd. which is listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. She holds directorship in various subsidiaries of the Group.
Ms Su holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Shaanxi University of Technology and received a Master's degree in Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2017. She is also the vice president of China Chemical Fibers Association.
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Kelvin HO Cheuk Yin, aged 44, was appointed as the Company's Executive Director on 18 April 2018. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer of the Group responsible for the Group's corporate development strategies, investments and acquisitions.
Mr Ho joined the Ruyi group in December 2017 and serves as the chief strategy officer of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd. and president of Ruyi International Fashion (China) Financial Investment Holding Group Limited, responsible for the strategic development and acquisitions for Ruyi group. Mr Ho has over 13 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He worked in the investment banking teams of BNP Paribas in Hong Kong and Paris between 2004 and 2007. From July 2007 to December 2017, he worked in the investment banking team of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited.
Mr Ho received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong in 1995. He further obtained a master's degree in Business Administration from the London Business School in 2004. Mr Ho has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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QIU Yafu, aged 60, father of Ms Qiu Chenran, currently Chairman of the Company has been appointed as the Company's Non-executive Director with effect from 18 April 2018.
Mr Qiu is the chairman of the board of Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Company Limited, and responsible for the overall management of the business and development of Ruyi group. Mr Qiu has over 40 years of experience in the textile and apparel industry. Since joining Ruyi group in November 1975, Mr Qiu has held various positions within Ruyi group, including secretary, deputy minister, assistant to factory director and deputy factory director of Jining Woolen Textile Factory, as well as deputy chairman and deputy general manager of Shandong Ruyi Wool Spinning Group Co., Ltd., before he was promoted to chairman of Shandong Ruyi Wool Spinning Group Co., Ltd. in December 1997, and subsequently serving concurrently as the chairman of Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd. and has been the chairman of the board of Shandong Ruyi since January 2017. Mr Qiu is currently a director of each of Renown Incorporated which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and SMCP S.A. which is listed on Euronext Paris. He is also:
Mr Qiu received the first prize at the National Science & Technology Advancement Awards, and was awarded the National Labor Medal as well as young and middle-aged professional with outstandingcontributions in Shandong. Mr Qiu has been ranked as one of the more influential figures of the Chinese textile and apparel industry in 2010.
Mr Qiu received his bachelor's degree in management engineering from Donghua University in 2002. He further obtained a master's degree in engineering from Donghua University in 2005 and an MBA degree from Tsinghua University in 2005. Mr Qiu is a researcher of Engineering Technology Application and a senior engineer.
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Sabrina FUNG Wing Yee, aged 47, was appointed as Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board on 6 August 2018.
Ms Fung has been the Company's Director from September 2007 to April 2018 and during the period from August 2016 to April 2018, she has also been the Deputy Chairman of the Board. Ms Fung is the Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
She started her career at the private investment arm of Fung Group in 2000 as Investment Manager running the family's investments and is the Investment Director of Fung Investment Management Limited. Prior to joining the Fung Group, she worked for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York and later held the position of Assistant Manager at its Hong Kong office until 1999. Ms Fung is experienced in the retail industry and also held positions in marketing and public relations for Salvatore Ferragamo Asia, merchandising and sourcing for Li & Fung (Trading) Limited and wholesale branding for Li & Fung USA.
Ms Fung graduated from Harvard University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1993. She is a member of the Special Task Group of the Moral Education Concern Group, the Advisory Committee of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at HKUST, the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council (HKEBC), the Hong Kong-France Business Council and the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Hall Corporation, New York (Class of 2020). She is also a member of an executive committee of the International Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics and a member of the University Court respectively at The University of Hong Kong. In addition, Ms Fung is the Co-Chair of Asia Council of St Paul's School in New Hampshire, the US, and previously served on its Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Mainland Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
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Daniel LALONDE, aged 55, has been appointed as the Company's Non-executive Director with effect from 18 April 2018.
Mr Lalonde currently serves as the chief executive officer and a director of SMCP S.A. ("SMCP") which is listed on Euronext Paris. Mr Lalonde has 24 years of experience internationally in the retail and luxury industries. Mr Lalonde began his management career as the president and chief executive officer of Nespresso North America from 1994 to 1997 and then as global chief operating officer of Nestlé Nespresso SA in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1997 to 2002. He then joined the LVMH group, spending ten years there, firstly as president and chief executive officer of LVMH Watches & Jewelry North America from 2002 to 2006, and then as president and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton North America from 2006 to 2010, and finally as global president and chief executive officer of Moët & Chandon/Dom Pérignon from 2010 to 2012. Before joining the SMCP group, he was a president of Ralph Lauren International, based in NewYork, from 2012 to 2013. Mr Lalonde joined the SMCP group in April 2014.
Mr Lalonde received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada in 1987. In 1991, he further obtained an MBA from INSEAD (France) where he currently serves on the board of directors.
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WONG Yat Ming, aged 68, was appointed as Non-executive Director on 6 August 2018.
Mr Wong has been the Company's Director from December 2006 to April 2018 and during the period from June 2009 to May 2014, he has also been the Group Managing Director. Mr Wong is a director of Fung Retailing Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company, and also a managing director of Heritage Foods (Hong Kong) Limited.
He joined the Fung Group in 1999 as Regional Director of Fung Distribution International Limited. Previously, he was the Chief Executive, Consumer and Healthcare of Greater China of Inchcape Marketing Service, and a director of Inchcape Pacific Limited. He has more than 30 years of experience in the distribution of consumer products including fast-moving consumer products in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.
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Independent Non-executive Directors
Eva CHENG LI Kam Fun, aged 65, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 November 2011. Mrs Cheng is an executive director of Our Hong Kong Foundation, which is a non-government, non-profit institute a think tank dedicated to independent research focused on Hong Kong's near and long-term development needs.
Mrs Cheng began her career with Amway in Hong Kong in 1977 and was promoted to the rank of Corporate Executive Vice President of Amway in 2005. She had direct responsibility for all Amway markets in the Greater China and Southeast Asia regions. She is best known for leading Amway's entry into China in 1991, and served concurrently as Executive Chairwoman of Amway China Co. Ltd. until her retirement in the spring of 2011. Under her leadership, Amway China overcame significant regulatory and operating challenges and grew to become a business enterprise with RMB21.9 billion in revenues in 2010. In 2007, CNBC presented Mrs Cheng with the "China Talent Management Award". In 2008 and 2009, she was twice named by Forbes magazine as one of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women". In 2010, Fortune magazine (Chinese edition) named her as one of the "25 Most Influential Business Women in China".
Mrs Cheng is the Founding Chairwoman & Honorary Chairwoman of the Amway Charity Foundation and Member of the Executive Committee of the All-China Women's Federation. She currently serves as independent non-executive director on other publicly listed company boards of Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong, Amcor Limited in Australia and Nestlé S.A. in Switzerland. She was an independent non-executive director of Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (a listed company in Malaysia), Esprit Holdings Limited (a listed company in Hong Kong) and The Link Management Limited (the manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed in Hong Kong). Mrs Cheng graduated from The University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree.
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Michael LEE Tze Hau, aged 57, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 October 2008. Mr Lee is a director of Oxer Limited, a private investment company.
Mr Lee started his career in the investment industry in 1987 and has since held senior management positions in multinational investment companies including Indosuez Asia Investment Services Limited and Lloyd George Management. He also co-founded Asia Strategic Investment Management Limited in 1995.
He is a non-executive director of Hysan Development Company Limited and an independent non-executive director of Chen Hsong Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. He is also a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Mr Lee was a member of the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Securities and Futures Commission (HKEC Listing) Committee. He was an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and the chairman and independent non-executive director of OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited.
Educated in the United States, Mr Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
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Patrick SUN, aged 59, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 October 2008. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd, China NT Pharma Group Company Limited, China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation Limited and Kunlun Energy Company Limited, all of which are listed in Hong Kong. He is also an independent non-executive director of CRRC Corporation Limited and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, both of which are listed on the Stock Exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is a vice-chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and was its chairman (2013-2015) and Honorary Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Sun was an independent non-executive director and non-executive chairman of Solomon Systech (International) Limited, a non-executive director of Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limited, an executive director of Value Convergence Holdings Limited and SW Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited (all of which are listed companies in Hong Kong), and an independent non-executive director of China Railway Group Limited (listed on the Stock Exchanges of Hong Kong and Shanghai), China CNR Corporation Limited (which was delisted in May 2015 due to merger with CRRC Corporation Limited) and The Link Management Limited (the manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust which is also listed in Hong Kong), the Senior Country Officer and Head of Investment Banking for Hong Kong of JP Morgan Chase, group executive director and Head of Investment Banking for Greater China at Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited. He was a member of the Takeovers & Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee, Deputy Convenor of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange and a council member of the Stock Exchange.
Mr Sun graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the United States, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1981. Mr Sun also completed the Stanford Executive Program of Stanford Business School, the United States, in 2000. Mr Sun is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the United Kingdom, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Victor HUANG, aged 47, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director on 20 December 2018. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Qingdao Haier Biomedical Co., Ltd and Laobaixing Pharmacy Chain Joint Stock Company, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, with over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr Huang graduated from The University of California, Los Angeles in the United States with a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics. He is a certified accountant of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified Independent Director of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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YANG Dajun, aged 50, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director on 20 December 2018. He is the chief executive officer of UI International Brand Management (Beijing) Co Ltd and UTA International Brand Consulting (Beijing) Co Ltd. Mr Yang has been focusing on global fashion industry for over 25 years. He is known as an expert of investment and management of fashion industry in China, especially on strategy development, operation optimisation, post merger and acquisition integration, and brand management. Mr Yang (pseudonym: "楊 大 筠") is the author/chief editor of a number of works on retail management, including the book《模 式 的 革 命 : 時 尚 自 有 品 牌 成 功 贏 利 模 式》(SPA - The revolution of business model).
He is currently a director of Jihua Group Corporation Limited, which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and an independent director of SMCP SA, which is listed on Euronext Paris and an indirect subsidiary of the Company's controlling shareholder, namely 北 京 如 意 時 尚 投 資 控 股 有 限 公 司 (Beijing Ruyi Fashion Investment Holding Co Ltd) (previously known as "山 東 如 意 國 際 時 尚 產 業 投 資 控 股 有 限 公 司 (Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Co Ltd)").
He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from University of International Business and Economics in the PRC.
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Agnes SHEN, aged 63, is the Chief Operation Officer. She is also a director of two retail subsidiaries of the Company. Ms Shen joined Trinity Retail (H.K.) Limited in 1978. She was the Director of Merchandising responsible for product development, merchandising, and retail operations between 1987 and 1996. She was the Managing Director of Cerruti 1881 and the Executive Vice President - Retail Operations. Prior to her present role, she was Executive Vice President - Asia Retail (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). Ms Shen has extensive knowledge of the premium menswear retail industry and the scope of her experience spans all aspects of the business.
Ms Shen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Economics) from the University of San Francisco, the United States.
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Raymond Mark CLACHER, aged 54, joined the Company in 2009. He is the Executive Vice President - Gieves & Hawkes and Kent & Curwen, responsible for designing the collection, product development, brand marketing, store concept, licensing, and for retail and wholesale activities of Gieves & Hawkes and Kent & Curwen in markets outside Asia. Prior to his current role, he was the Executive Vice President - Retail (Hong Kong & Macau); Taiwan and also the Managing Director of Gieves & Hawkes. Mr Clacher has a retail career spanning 30 years including senior management positions in Asia and Europe. He was the Commercial Director of Gieves Limited from 2006 until joining Trinity Limited in 2009. He was the Retail Operations Director for United Colors of Benetton from November 2000 to July 2002 and prior to that, held senior management positions with UK retail companies such as House of Fraser, BHS and Littlewoods.
Mr Clacher holds a national business diploma from the Business Education Council.
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updated 20th December, 2018
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