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Anson Bailey
Head of Consumer Markets, Hong Kong
KPMG China

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer Markets Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer Markets Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the High Growth Tech & Innovation Group based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

Lily Bao
Sales Director of  Europe Market

Midea Group

Lily Bao has a 14-year working experience in Top 500 enterprises, in which she achieved sales performance and sustained growth.

She is in charge of 34 countries, and in 28 of these markets, the company has the largest market share.

Lily is in charge of direct multi-category management, and has succeeded to grow both OEM & OBM, which also maintaining a good customer emotional relationship.

Lily received an EMBA of University of Minnesota US & MBA of SJU China.

Pascal Brun
Head of Sustainability - Global Production
H&M Group

Pascal has over 15 years of experience in the Apparel and Textile Industry within multinational corporations such as H&M and Camaieu and his experience spans across execution and strategic management roles.

After having worked in Europe, China and Bangladesh, across a variety of roles such as Country Manager, Global Supply Chain Manager, he is now responsible for leading and managing H&M's Global Sustainability for Production and is currently based in Hong Kong.

Pascal's expertise lies in his experience from integrating key Business KPI's with those of Sustainability. Under his leadership, H&M has achieved and implemented several key sustainable initiatives.

He also used to sit on the Board of International Cotton Association and Better Cotton Initiatives as the Brands representatives for the industry and is currently sitting on the Board of Directors of Organic Cotton Accelerator and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical.

Petra Carlberg
Deputy Global Purchasing and Logistics Area Manager - Asia
IKEA

Petra has 20 solid years of experience in purchasing and logistics within diverse industries, mainly in furniture purchasing.

Since 2016, Petra has been located in Hong Kong and is responsible for the 10 Asian purchasing and logistics offices while focusing on new business, compliance and people, and the IKEA culture. The position also includes leading strategic global initiatives and partaking in relevant company boards.

Petra joined IKEA 14 years ago as Regional Purchasing Manager for branches in Scandinavia, Baltic States, Belarus, and eventually Germany. Her repertoire includes taking responsibility for 3 purchasing offices located in 3 different countries leading multicultural management team remotely.

In 2010 Petra joined the product development company, IKEA of Sweden, as Supply Chain Manager of all Bedroom and Bathroom furniture with a strong focus on strategic purchasing and logistics development.

Today, Petra is also leading an IKEA Global Supply Strategic initiative that enables and strengthens the compliance culture in IKEA’s value chain that will cater to future demand.

Kieran Cash
Communications Manager
French Chamber 

Kieran Cash has been the Communications Manager at the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since June 2016. 

During this time Kieran has moderated and MC’d at events of various scales, from fireside chats to the 500-person Business Community Luncheon with the Financial Secretary of the HKSAR government.

He has interviewed a range of business leaders, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in Hong Kong to share their insight with the French Chamber community and beyond through the Chamber’s HongKongEcho magazine. 

Kieran graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of International Studies and a Diploma in Languages (French). He is a full professional member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR).

In March 2016 he was shortlisted for the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize run by Australian literary journal, Overland. 

Rebecca Chan
Regional Sourcing Manager of Bathroom Category
Kingfisher Hong Kong

Rebecca Chan is Regional Sourcing Manager of Bathroom Category at Kingfisher Hong Kong. She is in charge of the regional sourcing strategy, supplier management, delivery of unified and unique bathroom products to over 1,000 stores in Europe and always creating a low cost offer for Kingfisher’s customers.

Before devoting her work to Kingfisher, she worked as a Senior Product and Marketing Manager in Osram Asia Pacific Ltd. under Siemens – the second biggest lighting company in the world.

With over 17 years’ experience in manufacturing, new product development and product portfolio management, she in passionate about leading the team to create a profitable and healthy product portfolio for the market.

Rebecca’s educational background includes an MBA in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London and a BA in China Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University.

In addition to her sourcing and product expertise, Rebecca has been the President of 4th EXCO of the University of London MBA Alumni Association since 2014. 

Catherine Chiu
General Manager, Corporate Quality and Sustainability
Crystal International Group limited

Catherine was graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and completed her Master degree in Sterling University, UK. She had been a visiting lecturer in the university for 13 years.

With more than 20-years’ experience in the textile and garment field and her great enthusiasm in the environment and sustainability, Catherine assisted the Crystal International Group in developing the Global Environmental 5 Year Targets, and now highly involves in the sustainable factory projects in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh, including the low carbon manufacturing system set up, and the advocating of female empowerment program in the group.  In order to ensure the transparency and consistency of all sustainability communication, she published the Global Sustainability Report for the Group annually since 2010, and keeps sharing the environmental and CSR best practices with the industry from time to time.

Anne-Laure Descours
Global Director, Sourcing and Development, Apparel and Accessories
PUMA SE

Anne Laure Descours has 28 years of experience in the textile and garment industries, including 20 in Asia, centered on sourcing and management of multicultural teams.

Since April 2012, Anne Laure joined PUMA SE as Director Apparel Sourcing APAC. In August 2013, she became Global Director Development & Sourcing Apparel, as such leads teams both at Headquarter and over 15 Sourcing locations to manage the Apparel Product Development. In addition, her teams are responsible of Production and Quality globally, and ensure implementation of Puma’s ethical and sustainability standards to all factories.

Before that, from 2005 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President at Li & Fung (Trading) Hong Kong, in charge of a Division covering the European Market with sourcing located in Asia, the Mediterranean countries and Europe

Between 2003 and 2005, Anne-Laure was Consultant for the Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM). Before that from 1999 to 2003, she was Division Manager - Otto International Asia in Hong Kong, the world leader in mail order, and Garment Manager for the Hong Kong Buying Office of Vivarte Group, from 1995 to 1999.

Anne-Laure graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and Sup de Co Clermont Ferrand (Business School). She has been a French Foreign Trade Advisor since 2005, and is Vice President of the Board of the French International School.

Karen Ho
Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability
WWF

Karen Ho joined WWF in May of 2008 as Business Engagement Leader for Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes.


Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. In the new capacity, Karen works on mainstreaming sustainable practices across supply chain and different businesses, and oversees low-carbon programmes offering a holistic approach from pre-assessment, data monitoring and ESG reporting. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also explore and facilitate collaborative initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable.


An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Edwin Keh
Chief Executive Officer
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Edwin is the CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel.  He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he teaches supply chain operations. 

Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement.  Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design.  The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities.  Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC).  The Consortium is sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.

Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods and retail companies.  He was the Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road Australia.  He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Edwin serves on multiple industry and educational boards. He advises several other social enterprises.

Edwin is the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award, and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in Technology and Digital sector.

Archana Kotecha
Head of Legal Liberty Asia

Ms. Archana Kotecha is a UK-qualified barrister and London School of Economics graduate. After practicing corporate law for seven years with KPMG and DLA Piper, Ms. Kotecha joined the UN Refugee Agency's Legal Protection Team, then the Immigration Advisory Service and Stop Trafficking UK in London. She has served on the UK Human Trafficking Centre’s Victim Care Committee and the NSPCC's anti-trafficking hotline committee. 

Since joining Liberty Asia, Ms. Kotecha has produced multiple best practices reports, engaged in policy advocacy, and educated human rights practitioners, financial institutions, and governments on trafficking in persons, including in legal and anti-money laundering frameworks. She also works with the private sector to highlight human rights risks and improve due diligence processes.

Recently named one of the top ten innovative lawyers in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times, Ms. Kotecha is also an alumna of the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.

Gregory Le Coent
Wirquin Group V-P

Gregory Le Coent has 20 years of experience in the sanitary industry business.

Engineer, graduated in electronic & computer science from Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers (Paris), Gregory speaks 4 languages.

From Schneider Electric, were he was apprentice for 5 years in the early 90s, Gregory then worked in Wirquin France sales department, for OEM & Pro market, for Saint-Gobain Building Distribution in charge of marketing & purchasing for Point P stores, and for Masco Europe, as key accounts Manager.

Gregory moved to Russia in 2006 to manage the implementation of a new Wirquin manufacturing plant in Moscow region.

Since 2010, Gregory is Wirquin Group V-P, based in Hong Kong, from where he manages the Group, together with his brother Gwenhaël, based in UK.

Wirquin Group is a family owned company with 1400 employees, present in Europe (UK, France, Spain, Portugal, and Romania), South Africa, Russia & China, selling in over 60 countries.

Sharon Lim
CEO 
Browzwear

Sharon is a corporate visionary with nearly 20 years experience in the apparel industry, from sourcing to retail. She is responsible for directing Browzwear’s vision and business operations in the rapidly-evolving 3D apparel market. Before managing Browzwear, Sharon co-founded and managed Pragma, a global distributor of technology solutions for the Apparel industry, and was General Manager of Tommy Hilfiger South America, where she was responsible for distribution, localization, wholesale and process management. Outside of work, Sharon is committed to eradicating poverty through community development projects and creating sustainability in less-privileged communities in Asia.

Michael Moriarty
Managing Director, Hasbro Far East 
& SVP of Global Sourcing, Hasbro

Michael Moriarty is the Managing Director of Hasbro Far East and Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing for Hasbro, based in Hong Kong.

He is responsible for the Company’s Product Design, Development, Quality Assurance, Sourcing and Supply Chain efforts, creating and manufacturing toys and games in over ten countries around the world.  He also serves on several advisory and development boards in Hong Kong focused on fair employment practices. 

Michael has over 25 years of general management and finance experience, 12 of which have been in Asia Pacific.  Michael has spent the majority of his professional career dedicated to “creating great family memories,” now with Hasbro and for over 15 years with The Walt Disney Company, serving as the CFO of Hong Kong Disneyland and CFO and Head of Operations for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Lehigh University.

Duncan Wong
Founder and CEO,
CryptoBLK Limited

Dr. Duncan Wong is the Founder and CEO of CryptoBLK Limited, a Hong Kong based global Blockchain technology company, which strives to revolutionize Financial Technologies (FinTech) with Cryptography and Blockchain. 

Before founding CryptoBLK, Dr. Wong was in charge of the FinTech Initiative of the largest R&D Center in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), and served as the Vice President, FinTech. 

Cryptography is his primary R&D interest, which is the foundation of Blockchain. He has authored over 200 publications in cryptography and information security, and served as a member including the chair of the program committee for over 100 international conferences. 

Dr Wong had been a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, then the City University of Hong Kong for 13 years before his pursue at ASTRI and CryptoBLK.

Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Mr Yau assumed the post of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on July 1, 2017. His portfolio covers policy areas from trade, commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from promotion of creative industries, intellectual property and consumer protection to boosting inward investment and tourism development.

Mr Yau has his full career in the public service. Before taking up the current post, Mr Yau was the Director of the Chief Executive's Office from 2012 to 2017, assisting the Chief Executive in formulating policies and setting policy goals and priorities. He was the Secretary for the Environment from 2007 to 2012, overseeing policies on environmental protection, energy, nature conservation and sustainable development.

Mr Yau started his civil service career as an Administrative Officer in 1981. During his long service as a civil servant, he held various positions, including Director of Information Services, Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower, Deputy Director-General of Trade and Industry as well as Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington, DC, USA.

Mr Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He received further education at Oxford University and at Harvard University.