Jeremy Paul Egerton HOBBINS, aged 70, 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 (December 2006 – June 2011) and its Group Managing Director (March 2007 – May 2009), and a non-executive director of the publicly listed Convenience Retail Asia Limited (October 2004 – May 2017).
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.
Srinivasan PARTHASARATHY, aged 60, was appointed as the Company’s Executive Director on 23 May 2016 and has been the Group’s Chief Financial Officer since 1 July 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the Group’s finance, accounting, human resources and information technology functions.
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.
Agnes SHEN, aged 62, is the Chief Operating 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.
Raymond Mark Clacher, aged 53, is the Executive Vice President – Gieves & Hawkes, Kent & Curwen, Hardy Amies. 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 joined the Group in 2009. He 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.
Laurent Grosgogeat, aged 55, joined the Company in March 2016. He is the Executive Vice President – Cerruti 1881. Prior to joining the Group, he developed a solid experience in luxury for over 20 years in the most prestigious houses – Louis Vuitton Malletier, Cartier as General Manager in South Korea and Italy, Chanel, where he was Senior Vice President of Jewellery & Watches for the US and Pacific, Estee Lauder Companies Inc. within the Global Retail Channel Division in New York. Mr Grosgogeat has deep expertise in selective distribution, across different product categories such as leather goods, fashion accessories, prestige beauty, as well as luxury watches and high-jewellery.
Mr Grosgogeat graduated from the Sorbonne University and the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Political Sciences), France.
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