a fung retailing company
Aged 69, has been appointed as the Company’s Executive Director and the Group’s Chief Executive Officer with effect from 4 June 2016.
Mr Hobbins is a non-executive director of the publicly listed Convenience Retail Asia Limited. He joined the Fung Group in 1999 and was Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company, and previously 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.
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.
Aged 59, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group from 1 July 2015 and Executive Director of the Company from 23 May 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the Group’s finance, accounting, human resources and information technology functions.
From January 2012 to June 2015, he was the Group Chief Compliance Officer of Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company and also its publicly listed companies including the Company.
Mr Parthasarathy, who has more than 30 years of professional experience, has held various financial 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.