Vice Chairman and a Non-executive Director of the Company, responsible for the overall strategic direction and business operations of the Group. Formerly, the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company from listing in July 2014 until his re-designation to Non-executive Director in October 2018. In 2001, joined Li & Fung Limited as Executive Director until June 2014, and was the President of the Li & Fung Group from 2004 to 2011, and Group President and Chief Executive Officer of the Li & Fung Group from 2011 to June 2014. In 1981, joined Colby International Limited, and was the Chief Executive Officer until 2000, when Colby was acquired by the Li & Fung Group. Co-founder of the Pure Group, a lifestyle, fitness and yoga group operating in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China. An independent non-executive director of Wynn Macau, Limited. A member of the Advisory Board for the Wharton School's Jay H Baker Retailing Center, an industry research centre for retail at the University of Pennsylvania. A board member of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, the private fund-raising arm of the Fashion Institute of Technology. A member of the Global Advisory Council of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). In 2008, ranked first by Institutional Investor for the Asia's Best CEOs in the consumer category. In the years 2010 and 2011, ranked as one of the world's 30 best CEOs by Barron's. In 2011, received the Alumni Association Achievement Award from the University of Vermont. In 2012, 2017 and 2018, named Asia's Best CEO at Corporate Governance Asia's Asian Excellence Recognition Awards, and was also presented with an Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award by the same organization in 2012 and 2013.
Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company since October 2018, leading the businesses of the Group. Previously, an Executive Director of LF Americas, overseeing the wholesale and distribution business in the US. Board member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and Delivering Good. Executive Committee member of Li & Fung Foundation. Member of the Board of Governors of Parsons and an Advisor to The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety formed by North America's major global retailers and, The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh formed by major European retailers and brands.
Global Chief Operating Officer and President of North America since December 2018. Previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group, responsible for the Group's finance and treasury matters, including financial reporting, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, legal and information technology. Joined GBG USA Inc. in 2004 and was the Chief Operating Officer of GBG USA in 2006, responsible for the operating platform and business support of GBG USA, and leading various corporate acquisition transactions for GBG USA. Formerly, Chief Financial Officer at each of Frederick Atkins, Inc. and Adrienne Vittadini, Inc.. Previously worked in public accounting with KPMG on the audit side of the business. Graduated from St. John's University, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. A member of the Board of Governors at the Young Men's Association Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Chief Financial Officer of the Group since December 2018. In 2010, joined LF USA, predecessor of the Group, as a Vice President of Finance. He became Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2012, and then Executive Vice President of Finance in 2014. Prior to joining the Group, he spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds an undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from the University of Manchester.
President, Europe, Asia and Brand Management of the Group. Formerly, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Group from July 2014 to June 2017 and from July 2015 to December 2016 respectively. In 2000, joined Li & Fung Group and assumed various senior management roles at the operating groups at Li & Fung Limited until April 2014. Previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Colby International Limited and was a former partner in the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong office. Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA (Honours) in 1983 and from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of laws degree in 1988. Formerly a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong until 2002. Became a member of The Law Society of England and Wales in 1993 and The Law Society of British Columbia (Canada) in 1989.