Ms SUN Weiying, aged 46, 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.
Mr 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.
Ms 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.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.
Ms 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.
Mr 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.
Agnes Shen, aged 63, 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.
Mr Grosgogeat is the Executive Vice President – Cerruti 1881. He is responsible for the Cerruti 1881 brand in markets outside Asia. 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 Shivkumar is the Executive Vice President – Kent & Curwen. He is responsible for the Kent & Curwen brand in Asian market. Prior to joining Trinity, he was the Managing Director – Head of Global Brands and the Managing Director – Korea, of Branded Lifestyle responsible for Hang Ten and H:Connect brands. Mr Shivkumar has worked and lived in Korea, Taiwan and China and has vast experience in apparel retailing, from design to sourcing to re-branding in the Asian market.
Ms Wong is the Senior Vice President – Cerruti 1881. She is responsible for the Cerruti 1881 brand in Asian market. Ms Wong has worked in the Group for over 16 years. Prior to her present role, she was the Senior Vice President – Asia Retail (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), the Senior Vice President – Retail Operations and Brand Director of Cerruti 1881. She has in-depth experience of the premium menswear retail business from brand building, merchandising to retail operations.
Ms Cho, is the Senior Vice President – D’urban. She is responsible for the D’urban brand in Greater China markets. Ms Cho joined the Company in 2000. Prior to her current role, she was the Vice President – D’urban and the General Manager – Durban & Intermezzo. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of menswear retailing including brand management, product development, merchandising and retail management.
Mr Keyte is the Senior Vice President – Gieves & Hawkes. He is responsible for the Gieves & Hawkes brand in markets outside Asia. He joined the Group in Oct 2016 and was previously Head of Buying for menswear and travel at John Lewis and the Head of Buying for men’s formalwear, accessories and shoes at Marks & Spencer. Mr Keyte has the skills and experience in buying and merchandising, branding and retailing management. He is a member of the high end consumer goods panel for Walpole and also acts as mentor in Luxury Management at London Business School.
Mr Choe is the Senior Vice President – Gieves & Hawkes. He is responsible for managing the Gieves & Hawkes brand in Asian market. Before joining the Group, Mr Choe was the Managing Director of Hugo Boss in Korea. Prior to that, Mr Choe worked in Branded Lifestyle and was previously the Managing Director of Ferragomo Korea Limited. He has over 21 years’ experience in brand management and fashion retailing in Asia market.
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