Jeremy Paul Egerton HOBBINS (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Kelvin HO Cheuk Yin
Dr Victor FUNG Kwok King GBM, GBS, CBE (Chairman)
Independent Non-executive Directors
Eva CHENG LI Kam Fun
Michael LEE Tze Hau
Paul David HAOUZI
Raymond Mark CLACHER
Jeremy Paul Egerton HOBBINS, aged 69, was appointed as the Company's Executive Director and the Group's Chief Executive Officer on 4 June 2016. He is responsible for managing the Group's business, including the implementation of major strategies and initiatives.
Mr Hobbins joined the Fung group in 1999. He was Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Limited and a director of Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, both companies are substantial shareholders of the Company, and was Deputy Chairman of Fung Distribution International Limited. He was also a Director of the Company from December 2006 to June 2011 and its Group Managing Director from March 2007 to May 2009. Currently, he is a non-executive director of the publicly listed Convenience Retail Asia Limited.
Prior to joining the Fung group, Mr Hobbins has held a number of management positions in a variety of companies including Chief Executive of Inchcape Marketing Services - Asia Pacific and its listed subsidiary in Singapore, Chief Executive of Inchcape Buying Services based in Hong Kong, President of the Campbell Soup Company, United Kingdom, and President of Ault Foods, Canada. He had also held a number of senior management positions in Procter & Gamble, Hutchison Whampoa and Cadbury Schweppes where he started his career in brand management.
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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.
Ms Qiu is the vice chairman of the board and the executive president of the Subscriber, 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 the Subscriber in January 2017. Ms Qiu is also currently a director of each of Renown which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and SMCP S.A.S. 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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Kelvin HO Cheuk Yin, aged 44, has been appointed as the Company's executive Director with effect from 18 April 2018.
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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Dr Victor FUNG Kwok King GBM, GBS, CBE, aged 71, brother of Dr William Fung Kwok Lun, father of Ms Sabrina Fung Wing Yee and uncle of Mr Terence Fung Yue Ming, has been the Chairman of the Company and a Non-executive Director since December 2006. Dr Fung is Group Chairman of the Fung group, a Hong Kong-based multinational group which comprises major operating groups engaging in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and the Company. Dr Fung has become Honorary Chairman of Li & Fung Limited after stepping down as its Group Chairman since May 2012. He is also a director of King Lun Holdings Limited, Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, Fung Retailing Limited and Fung Trinity Investments Limited, which are substantial shareholders of the Company. Dr Fung holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University.
Dr Fung is an independent non-executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koç Holding A.Ş. (Turkey). Formerly, he was an independent non-executive director of Baosteel Group Corporation (October 2005 - January 2013), BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (June 2002 - June 2014) and China Petrochemical Corporation (April 2012 - January 2016). In July 2015, Dr Fung was appointed as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at The University of Hong Kong, a new multi-disciplinary think-tank to assume and carry forward the mission and operations of Fung Global Institute, of which Dr Fung was Founding Chairman (July 2010 - June 2015). In public service, Dr Fung is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Government, and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. Dr Fung was appointed an Advisor of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office of The Hong Kong Monetary Authority in July 2016. Dr Fung was Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000), the Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003), Chairman of the Hong Kong Airport Authority (1999-2008), Chairman of The Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009), Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013), a member of the Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong Kong Government (2005-2012), Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (2008-2010), a member of WTO Panel on Defining Future of Trade (2012-2013) and a vice chairman of China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014). In 2003 and 2010, the Hong Kong Government awarded Dr Fung the Gold Bauhinia Star and Grand Bauhinia Medal, respectively, for distinguished service to the community.
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QIU Yafu, aged 60, father of Ms Qiu Chenran, 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 the Subscriber, 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 the Subscriber since January 2017. Mr Qiu is currently a director of each of Renown which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and SMCP S.A.S. 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 outstanding contributions 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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Minoru KITABATAKE, aged 56, has been appointed as the Company's non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee with effect from 18 April 2018.
Mr Kitabatake currently serves as the president, the executive officer and a director of Renown which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mr Kitabatake joined Renown in March 1985 and was promoted to his current position as president in May 2009, after serving as general manager of the Corporate Planning Department. Prior to that, he spent most of his career in Renown's global operations, as general manager of its Overseas Division in Tokyo, president of Renown America, Inc. in New York and a director of Renown I.F.G. Hong Kong Ltd. in Hong Kong. Mr Kitabatake also currently serves as the vice chairman of the Japan Apparel Fashion Industry Council.
Mr Kitabatake received his bachelor's degree in Business and Commerce from Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan in March 1985.
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Daniel LALONDE, aged 54, 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.S. ("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 Nestle 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 Moet & Chandon/Dom Perignon from 2010 to 2012. Before joining the SMCP group, he was a president of Ralph Lauren International, based in New York, 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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SUN Weiying, aged 46, has been appointed as the Company's non-executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee with effect from 18 April 2018.
Ms Sun is the chief executive officer of the Subscriber, responsible for making decisions and advising on significant events and production strategy related issues of the Ruyi group. Ms Sun has over 20 years of experience in the textile and apparel industry. Ms Sun joined the Ruyi group in July 1993 as a technician of Shandong Ruyi Wool Spinning Clothing Group Co., Ltd., and was subsequently promoted internally to minister and factory director. Ms Sun then joined Shandong Ruyi Wool Spinning Group Co., Ltd. in March 2000 as supervisor and deputy general manager. Ms Sun has been working for Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd. since February 2003, successively holding various positions including general manager and vice president. Ms Sun was promoted to her present position in January 2017. Ms Sun is currently also a director of each of Renown which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and SMCP S.A.S. 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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Independent Non-executive Directors
Eva CHENG LI Kam Fun, aged 64, 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 over US$3 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, Member of the Executive Committee of the All-China Women's Federation, and Member of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. 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 55, 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 58, 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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Paul David HAOUZI, aged 56, has been appointed as the Company's independent non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee with effect from 18 April 2018.
Mr Haouzi currently serves as president of Greater China of Bluebell Ltd. Mr Haouzi joined French conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (now Kering) as executive vice president of 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. Prior to joining Bluebell Ltd. in January 2017 as president of Greater China, Mr Haouzi was the chief executive officer of Asia Pacific at Giorgio Armani from 2012 to 2016.
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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Srinivasan PARTHASARATHY, aged 60, has been the Chief Financial Officer since 1 July 2015 and was the Company's Executive Director from May 2016 to April 2018.
Mr Parthasarathy, who has more than 30 years of professional experience, has held various financial, compliance and commercial positions with the Fung group since 1999, and the Inchcape group before that in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and, the Middle East. He has previously served as chief financial officer of two listed companies in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Mr Parthasarathy is a Commerce Graduate of Bombay University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India, securing fourth position in the All India Merit Rankings. He is also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.
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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 April, 2018
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