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Our Speakers

TASKFORCE TEAM

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Julie Clody-Medina

Managing Director

Hong Kong & Macau

Van Cleef & Arpels

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Ariel Gentzbourger

 Regional Managing Director

Asia Pacific

 Parfums Christian Dior

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David Smaniotto

Managing Director

Hong Kong & Macau

Hermès

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Damien Vernet

President Fashion Group Asia

LVMH

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Divia HARILELA

Divia Harilela

Founder and Principal

The D'Vine Ltd 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Divia Harilela has worked in the lifestyle and fashion media for over 23 years. Most recently she served as the fashion editor for Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, The South China Morning Post, where she remains a contributing editor. A leading authority on fashion in Asia, she writes for a range of high-profile publications and has been quoted in The Times of London and The International Herald Tribune, and has appeared on CNN International. 

  

In 2011 Divia founded her own consultancy, The D’Vine Ltd, offering services such as content creation and strategy for clients ranging from global luxury hospitality groups, international luxury brands and designers, to educational and governmental organisations. She is also a sought-after moderator and public speaker.

SPEAKERS

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Anson Bailey

Head of Consumer & Retail, Asia Pacific

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 & Retail Practice in the Asia Pacific region. Today, he is part of the KPMG Global Consumer & Retail Leadership team. 

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 the Asia Pacific region. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with various thought leadership 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, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city, Connected Cities – insights across the ASPAC region, Retail Recharged, The Future of Seamless Commerce in Asia Pacific and The Changing Face of Commerce series. 

 

Today, he works with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in looking at the customer and providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in both the consumer and tech arena across the Asia Pacific region. 

 

He strongly believes in supporting local communities with various outreach programs and nurturing the next generation of young leaders. Anson is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the globe and has completed his Executive Masters in Innovation & Technology with the Poly University as well as the MIT Executive Leadership & Innovation Program.

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Alexis Bonhomme

CEO & Founder

CuriosityChina

VP of Global Industry Partnerships & APAC Commercial

Farfetch

Alexis Bonhomme is a global executive and entrepreneur in the field of luxury and technology. After working at Tencent, Alexis co-founded in 2013 CuriosityChina and sold it to Farfetch in 2018, becoming the Vice President of Farfetch in Greater China & Asia Pacific, in charge of all Commercial activities. More recently, he took a global role as Vice president of Global Industry Partnerships. 

 

Alexis’s expertise includes building the strategy for luxury brands willing to accelerate or penetrate the China and Asia Pacific market. At Farfetch, He is managing the relationship with key brands and wholesalers, the merchandising and supply, the business development and partnerships, the advertising and media, the strategic marketing projects, and the digital services to brand partners via the CuriosityChina division.  

 

At Farfetch, Alexis also acts as founder and CEO of CuriosityChina, a full-service digital company that empowered leading luxury brands with strategy, content creation, social media management, performance marketing, e-commerce operations, and e-PR. Curiosity worked with over 100 international leading clients in the field of Fashion, Watches & Jewelry, Lifestyle, Beauty and Retail. CuriosityChina was acquired in 2018 by Farfetch as a strategic investment to build and grow Farfetch China and Asian business.  

 

Alexis holds a Master in Private Law from the Paris Law School University and an Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management from INSEAD and Tsinghua University. He is also a YPO member, married with two kids and based in Shanghai, China.

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Benjamin Cabouat

Consul for Culture, Education and Science

Benjamin Cabouat is the Consul for Culture, Education & Science at the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau since 2021.

 

Prior to his current position, he held the position of Assistant Deputy Director at the Human Resources department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, as well as Political Counsellor at the French Embassy in India and at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York.

 

He serves on the boards of French May Arts Festival, Alliance Française Hong Kong and French International School. 

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Ronna Chao

Chairperson

Novetex Textiles Limited

Creator

The Billie Upcycling

Since joining Novetex, a 50-year-old family-owned yarn spinner, in 2010, Ronna has spearheaded initiatives that aim to challenge and improve industry standards and practices. 

The most recent new project is The Billie System, an innovative and patented textile upcycling process that endeavors to lessen environmental impact by recapturing the value of what is deemed “textile waste.” 

 

In addition to her responsibilities at Novetex and The Billie Upcycling, Ronna is CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited, and Director of Novelpark Investments Limited, where her work spans investment and portfolio manangement and property redevelopment. 

 

Ronna is also CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), which was established in 2014 to oversee the development and implementation of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP).

Today, BXAI supports up to 100 scholars each year to study away from their home country or region at one of its eight partner universities.

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Doryun Chong

Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator

M+

Doryun Chong was appointed the inaugural Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong in 2013.

Since 2016 he has been also Deputy Director, Curatorial.

Over a decade, he has overseen all curatorial activities and programmes at M+, including collections, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, publications, and digital contents across the museum’s three main disciplinary areas of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art, as well as the thematic area of Hong Kong visual culture.

Leading up to and following the museum’s grand opening in November 2021, he has led the transformative growth of the M+ Collections and steered the museum’s curatorial direction and pedagogical practices of the museum’s exhibitions and programmes to foreground the transcultural and transnational narratives of twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture.

He curated and oversaw more than twenty exhibitions prior to the museum’s opening, including four editions of Hong Kong’s participation in the Venice biennale since 2015.

He co-curated with Mika Yoshitake “Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now”, the most comprehensive retrospective of the celebrated Japanese artist to date, which opened to great critical acclaims and public receptions at M+ in November 2022 and toured to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 2021, becoming one of the most visited exhibitions in that museum’s history.

Prior to joining M+, Chong worked in various curatorial capacities at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (1999–2000), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2003–2009), and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2009–2013), curating several landmark exhibitions including major retrospectives of Tetsumi Kudo, Huang Yong Ping, and Haegue Yang, and the post-war survey Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012).

He also coordinated the Korean Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001.

Chong has published and lectured widely and served on numerous award juries and public panels across Asia, North America, and Europe. 

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Nelson Chow

Partner

Argon & Co

Nelson Chow stands at the forefront of business transformation in Asia as both the leading Partner at Argon & Co and the President of the Institute for Supply Management – Hong Kong Branch (ISM-HK).  With over twenty years of experience, his expertise spans operational excellence, margin enhancement, and digital transformation across both multinational and local organizations.  

  

Nelson is passionate about nurturing the next generation of business and digital talents, highlighted by his roles as a Visiting Lecturer in the Global Supply Chain Master Program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Advisor at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.  Nelson is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Business School Lausanne. He has enriched his academic credentials with Executive programs from prestigious institutions including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Stanford, and Cambridge. 

  

At Argon & Co, he guides luxury brands towards better serving their customers, especially in the Asia Pacific, collaborating with industry giants such as LVHM and Richemont etc.  A sought-after speaker, Nelson recently moderated the “Asia Retail Arena–2nd Edition” for the Italy Chamber of Commerce, spotlighting the future of retail.

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Angelica Cheung

Venture Partner

HongShan (formerly as Sequoia China)

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Vogue China

Angelica Cheung is a venture partner of HongShan in charge of investment and acquisitions in fashion and lifestyle sectors. Apart from her full-time position at HongShan, she also sits on the Board of ZEGNA, SSENSE, AMI, DESTREE and HOLZWEILER, acts as WE11DONE’s global chairman and China CEO, as well as serves as a strategic advisor to many top international brands.

 

Before joining HongShan, Angelica spent 20 successful years in the fashion industry where she has been regularly described as the most powerful person in China fashion, celebrated for leading Vogue China successfully for 16 years after founding it to instant success in 2005. She graduated from Peking University with degrees in Law and English Language and Literature, and has an MBA degree from the University of South Australia.

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Dr. Estelle Dinh

Values Ambassador

Glion Group

Lecturer

Glion Institute of Higher Education

CEO

Attixs Global Collection S.A.

(a Swiss Attixs Hospitality Group Company)

Prof. Dr. Estelle Dinh is a Professor at the "Glion Institute of Higher Education" in Switzerland, where she is also a Glion Group Values Ambassador. She lectures Economics and Sociology of Luxury; Luxury Markets, Enterprieses and Culture, Service Excellence in the Luxury Industry; and Luxury Attitude and Etiquette. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the International University of Monaco.  

 

Prof. Dr. Estelle Dinh possesses a remarkable track record of achievements including being recognised in Forbes Monaco 40 under 40 list. She serves as the CEO of Attixs Global Collection S.A., a leading team dedicated to crafting, rejuvenating, and advancing branding strategies for destinations, witSTEh a focus on wellness and sustainable luxury tourism. 

Her vast expertise to date spans within the luxury, hospitality, wealth management, and private banking sectors. 

  

She has lent her voice at different conferences, including the United Nations Association of the United States and offered several Masterclasses on Luxury Branding and Luxury Services in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in addition to receiving recognition awards for her Masterclasses. She previously generated a new strategic appraisal about 'Insights into Asian Culture in Wealth Management Services" for the private banking sector, including the creation of training programmes which have been syndicated simultaneously for the luxury industry. She has also advised governmental organisations on their Luxury Tourism Strategy. 

  

Culturally aware and diplomatic with aristocratic roots, she is a founding member of various exclusive Private Clubs and has been selected as a Member of International Committees of different Royal Balls under the Patronages of Royal Families. Furthermore, she has been invited as a coach of International Social Etiquette and European Dining Etiquette for members of government and business leaders. 

To date, she has travelled to over 110 countries, speaks 6 languages, understands entrepreneurial approach, and has strong business development capabilities. Her astute business acumen with a good blend of strategic, negotiation and operational skills, has allowed her to thrive within culturally diverse business settings. 

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Julien-Loic Garin

Founder

Le Cercle Ltd

Born in France, Julien-Loic Garin came to Hong Kong in 2011 to join Le French May Arts festival in Hong Kong as the CEO, bridging French and Hong Kong cultures through over 120 events organised every year, including major exhibitions of Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, the treasures from the Louvre Museum, or performances by Zingaro, Bordeaux Opera Ballet, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, etc. 

 

In 2017, he launched Lumieres Hong Kong, the city’s first light festival, dedicated to promoting Hong Kong’s art, culture and heritage to the general public. 

 

Since 2019, Julien-Loïc Garin is the CEO of Le Cercle, a consulting and project lead company in the cultural field he founded, dedicated to support institutions, brands and corporates in the vision and implementation of cultural strategies and arts-related events between Europe and Asia.  

 

In 2021, he founded the online platform cultureplus.asia, an initiative to make culture accessible to all thanks to a comprehensive calendar of the events and exhibitions happening in Hong Kong. 

 

Julien-Loïc Garin is currently the Executive Director of the Fondation de France in Asia. He is also leading the development of the Hong Kong based Foundation for Art and Culture, a connecting ecosystem of institutions and programmes, fostering exchanges and dialogues between Europe, China, and the other international cultural scenes. 

 

Julien-Loic Garin is the President of the Creative Industries Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is an honouree of the Tatler Asia “Generation T” 2018, and of the 2018 Prestige Magazine “40 under 40”.

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Filippo Gori

President APAC

Stella McCartney

Filippo Gori started his career in finance working for KPMG in audit and transaction services, moved to Energy were he worked in GE FP&A team, later on moved to fashion where he worked 8 years at Gucci reaching the level of Greater China CFO.

 

Going forward all roles were operational Ceo at Replay APAC, BD director at Vip.com, then GM at Geox APAC, and currently President at Stella McCartney Apac.  

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Patrick Ho

Head of Sustainable Development

Swire properties

Mr Patrick Ho is responsible for formulating and executing a corporate sustainability strategy for Swire Properties’ global operations across Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and U.S.A. portfolios. Through engaging stakeholders, setting targets and developing action plans, he leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate ESG considerations into every facet of Swire Properties’ business. 

In his role, Patrick works with senior leaders to establish the 1.5°C Science-Based Targets (SBT) to align with the pathway of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. He also worked on developing the Green Finance Framework for Swire Properties’ first US$500 million green bond and HK$500 million sustainability-linked loan, responding to emerging areas of sustainability such as Climate-related Financial Disclosures aligned with TCFD, embodied carbon emissions analysis for new development projects, and a strategic assessment of the climate-related physical and transition risks and opportunities under various future climate scenarios.

Patrick also led Swire Properties maintains its top listings on several global and regional sustainability indices and ratings, including the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (ranked 7th globally, 1st in Asia in 2021), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB, Global Sector Leader in Mixed Use Developments for 6th consecutive year), MSCI ESG Ratings (highest “AAA” for 5th consecutive year) and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index (No. 1 in Hong Kong for 5th consecutive year).  

Patrick is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and a Certified Carbon Auditor Professional. He sits on the Board of Business Environment Council and Corporate Advisory Board of World Green Building Council, and is a Member to the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Expert Advisory Group for Building Sector, and a Steering Committee Member of Climate Change Business Forum of the Business Environment Council.

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Peggy Hu

Chief Executive Officer

Audemars Piguet

Greater China Region

One of the faces of a visionary leader in the high watches & jewelry industry – Peggy Hu is the CEO of Audemars Piguet Great China Region. 


Rooted from Taipei, Peggy has a life-long devotion into the luxury retail industry. She has spent 
almost 15 years in retail and leading roles at Cartier for Taiwan market, and later on headed up for Hong Kong and Macau.

 

She joined Audemars Piguet in 2019 and introduced the value of human connection and people care to the business, which has always been her core management belief.

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Yuting Hung

Global Brand Director

CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel

Miss Yuting Hung embarked on an illustrious adventure with CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel in 2009, and has since been expanding the brand's industry influence by forging connections with diverse markets and cultures worldwide.

 

Through her multifaceted roles in marketing, PR & communication, logistics, retails & operations management, Yuting has navigated intricate landscapes and propelled company growth and transition through various stages, at the same time fostering global partnerships and amplifying the brand's reach. 

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Alexander Li

Chief Retail Officer

Hongkong Land Limited

Alex is responsible for Hongkong Land’s retail portfolio in Hong Kong and Macau, including the LANDMARK and One Central Macau.

 

Prior to Hongkong Land, he was Group Strategy Director at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

 

He joined Jardine Matheson in 2015.

Alex holds an MBA jointly awarded by London Business School / Columbia Business School / The University of Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

 

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.

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Prof. Christine Loh

Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, is the Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Previously, she held the positions of Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government on the ecological civilization aspects of the Greater Bay Area Outline Development Plan (2019-2020); and Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-2017). She was the CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent non-profit public policy think tank (2000-2012). Before that, Prof. Loh served as a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, first appointed in 1992 and later elected in 1995 and 1998. Earlier, she spent 14 years in the private commercial sector in commodities trading. 

 

Currently, she is a Director of New Forests Pty Limited, Towngas Smart Energy Company Limited, CDP Worldwide, and Global Maritime Forum. She is also a founding Advisor to Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

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Alice Lopin

Founder & Principal

The Art of Leadership Studio

With 20 years of leadership experience in Luxury Retail and Tech (ex-Apple), Alice is the founder of The Art of Leadership Studio, a Leadership Development Practice & HR Advisory delivering Leadership Development & Training, HR Advisory, Executive Coaching, People Strategy and Culture Transformation Consulting to CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Senior Leaders and Leadership Teams.

 

Alice and her team work globally with leading brands and innovative startups.

Graduate of HEC Paris, Alice also holds a Masters in Corporate Law and a Certificate in Buddhist Studies from Harvard.

In 2014, she was awarded the ‘Rising Talent Award’ from the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society.

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Prof. Fabrice Lumineau

Professor of strategic management

HKU Business School

Fabrice Lumineau is a Professor in Strategic Management at HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong. 

 

His research investigates inter-organizational partnerships, the interplay between contract and trust in collaborative strategies, opportunism and ethical issues, and blockchain governance. He has received a number of scholarly awards such as the Best Paper Award from the Business Policy and Strategy division and the Most Influential Article Award from the Conflict Management division at the Academy of Management Conference, the Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council, and the Jay Ross Faculty Scholar Award at Purdue University. 

 

So far, Prof. Lumineau has taught in six main fields and has received numerous teaching recognitions: Inter-Organizational Relationships and Partnerships (Ph.D. and MSc levels); Psycho-Cognitive Foundations of Strategy (Ph.D. level); Strategic Management (MBA, Executive MBA, MSc, and BBA levels); International Strategy (MBA, Weekend MBA, MSc, and BBA levels); Channel Management (MBA and BBA levels); and programs in executive education. In 2017, Prof. Lumineau was chosen by Poets & Quants as one of the “40 Under 40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors.” 

 

Prof. Lumineau has lived in France, the USA, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and China. Prior to receiving his PhD from HEC Paris, he worked as a project manager in the insurance and investment banking industries. 

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Mehvesh
Mumtaz Ahmed

Vice President of Social Impact

Rosewood Hotel Group

Mehvesh is in charge of leading, developing and executing Rosewood Hotel Group’s strategy to help achieve the group’s vision of becoming a business-with-purpose that impacts everyone’s lives.

 

Prior to Rosewood, Mehvesh was leading insights and strategy on CSR, philanthropy, impact investment and sustainability across 18 Asian economies.

 

She has also worked for the New York City government under Mayor Bloomberg, and for the World Bank and the United Nations. 

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Kate Munroe

Head of People & Change Advisory

KPMG Hong Kong

Kate is the Head of KPMG’s People & Change Advisory team in Hong Kong, specialising in organisation effectiveness and transformation and focused primarily on the Financial Services sector. As our workplaces continue to rapidly change, Kate is passionate about helping organisations to transform and create forward looking people strategies towards a new future of work.

Kate joined KPMG in 2018 with an industry background and has extensive experience delivering large scale people transition programs for global and multinational organisations. Having worked throughout Asia Pacific for many years, Kate brings expertise in talent management, organisation design & workforce planning, employee engagement, learning and development, and behavioural & culture change management. She also works extensively with leadership teams facilitating coaching and development.

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Ward Niou

Regional People Experience Director

Richemont Asia Pacific Limited

Ward is currently the Regional People Experience Director at Richemont Asian Pacific Limited and is responsible for leading strategic HR initiatives related to enhancing the employee journey. Key areas of responsibility include learning & development, performance management, onboarding/offboarding and leadership development.  

 

His career spans across three industries and three global markets including experiences in banking, business education and the luxury industry. A passionate people developer, Ward is also a certified executive coach and dedicates his time as a mentor and speaker with universities here in Hong Kong.

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Louise de Preaumont

General Manager Hong Kong Macau Vietnam Philippines

PRADA

Born in Paris, Louise started her career at L’Oreal in Marketing Development. After one gap year at Institut Francais de la Mode, she joined Louis Vuitton Headquarter for 6 years developing her skills on Leather goods product development and Merchandising.

 

7 years ago, she decided to move in Hong Kong to reinforce her market expertise. She worked for DFS as a Senior Merchandising Manager focusing on LVMH brands portfolio. She then joined Saint Laurent (Kering  Group) as a General Merchandising Manager for Asia Pacific countries.

 

2 years ago she was hired by PRADA Group to manage Asia Pacific Retail and Merchandising functions, she has then fastly evolved to a General Manager position focusing on Hong Kong Macau Vietnam Philippines activities. 

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Louis-Antoine Rousseau 

Regional Marketing Director ASPAC

Parfums Christian Dior

Louis-Antoine has worked in the beauty industry as a marketing leader for 15 years.

 

After 8 years at L’Oreal working for several brands of the Consumer Product Division, he joined Parfums Christian Dior central team to look after the development of the worldwide Haute Parfumerie business.

 

In 2021, he moved to Hong Kong as Regional Marketing Director for Parfums Christian Dior ASIA PACIFIC, in charge of the product category, client management, brand event, media and e-business strategy for the region.  

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Olivier Segura

Managing Director

L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific

School of Jewerlry Arts

Olivier was educated in France and holds double Master's degrees in Biology and Geology, as well as in Marketing and Communications. Alongside his Master's degrees, he is also a certified Gemologist, with accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and Nantes University (DUG). He further deepened his knowledge of gem markets and mining operations through his extensive field experience in various parts of the world, mostly in Thailand and Burma.


From 2011 to 2018, Olivier was the Director of the French Gemological Laboratory, the first gemology institution in the world founded in 1929. He focused on managing a team of gemologists; working with the world-class team to further advance the specialisms and expert standards of the Laboratory, while contributed research and published in different publications, such as Gems & Gemology and the Journal of Gemmology, particularly on natural pearls, his domain of expertise Olivier also regularly takes part in international conferences and is a featured lecturer on gemological topics.


Formerly part of the Scientific Council of L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, he joined L'ECOLE in 2018 as Scientific Director, helping in overseeing the School's educational policy and the relevance of its teaching materials. In 2022, he co-curated the exhibition "Gold and Treasures, 3000 Years of Chinese Ornaments" held in Paris. With his dedication to the industry, Olivier was involved in various international organizations, such as the French delegate for CIBJO and Vice President of the CIBJO Pearl Commission; Member of the RJC communication committee; and French representative for the ISO jewelry standards. He has also been the President of the French Gemology Association (AFG).


As the new Managing Director of L'ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts, Olivier will continue the mission to transmit the jewelry culture to a large, varied audience via the three pillars: Savoir-Faire, the Art History of Jewelry, and the World of Gemstones. With his unique academic and professional background, as well as his blending of skills, each leading him to succeed today, he possesses impeccable values to lead the team in Hong Kong and develop the aura of L'ÉCOLE through all Asia-Pacific.

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Angelle Siyang-Le

Director

Art Basel Hong Kong

In her role as Director, Art Basel Hong Kong, Angelle Siyang-Le leads the direction of Art Basel’s flagship event in Asia and will drive the Hong Kong show’s future development.

 

Prior to her appointment as the director in November 2022, Siyang-Le oversaw the business development of Art Basel in Greater China, as well as show strategy and gallery relations for the Hong Kong show.

In 2020, Siyang-Le led the first Spotlight event by Art Basel in Hong Kong, re-establishing an in-person platform for the art community to exchange ideas during the pandemic.

Siyang-Le joined Art Basel in 2012 from The Farook Collection, a private collection in the United Arab Emirates as the Collection Representative.

Concurrently, she managed the not-for-profit art space, Traffic and the artist studio, Satellite in Dubai where she focused her support on galleries, artists and young art professionals. 

During her time in the Middle East, she also worked as a curator and writer, as well as co-founded The Mobile Art Gallery, an initiative that aims to bring contemporary emerging art to a broader audience.

 

Born in Mainland China, Siyang-Le grew up between Mainland China and the United Kingdom. She holds an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie’s Education and a B.S. in Urban Planning, Design, and Management from The Bartlett, University College London. 

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Marie-Aude Stocker

Director People, Development and Prospective

Van Cleef & Arpels

Marie-Aude started her career in Hong Kong in the early 90’s at Balenciaga perfumes. ​

She has always worked in luxury, occupying various functions from operational Marketing to Commercial, from Retail to Human Resources. ​

She has worked 15 years in Asia in total and has been global HRD at Van Cleef & Arpels for over 13 years.​

Passionate about education and transmission, Marie-Aude has also been involved in various NGOSs and Institutions including, in HK, the International French Lycée and Kely and in France, United World Colleges and Libraries without Borders.​

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Carole Vienne

EVP Customer Insights Practice

CXG

Carole Vienne is a seasoned researcher and an expert in the luxury sector at CXG.

  

Currently serving as the Executive Vice President of the Customer Insights Practice at CXG, she has been leading CXG's customer insights practice for 9 years. 

 

What drives Carole is to go beyond data and translate consumer insights into actionable business recommendations.  

Carole plays a pivotal role in assisting luxury and premium brands in making well-informed decisions by harnessing valuable customer insights. 

Before joining CXG, Carole held the position of Research Director at GfK for over a decade. 

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