Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong 2018 revealed

Inside Retail Asia has released the second annual Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong report, recognising the best and brightest innovators across the retail sector this year.

Sponsored by Emarsys, Tofugear and KPMG, the report names 50 people chosen by a panel of judges as driving innovation in retail, online or offline, along with short features on some of the standout performers.

The report is available for digital download here.

“Innovation takes many forms – in retail or in any other industry,” said Robert Stockdill, director of content, Inside Retail Hong Kong. “Innovation is critical in such a fast-changing business environment retailers now work in. This publication is our way of recognising them.”

Whether in product design, store impact, supply chain, technology, social media, e-commerce, customer engagement or HR, innovation is often what separates the winning retailers from the more mundane, said Stockdill.

The Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong were chosen by a panel of seven judges. This year the public were invited to nominate retail executives and nominations are already being taken for next year’s list.

“Some of the leaders are overseeing investments of hundreds of millions of dollars in technology. Others run businesses founded on their kitchen table.

“Some lead giant multinational companies which are household names, while others run small, local businesses readers may never have heard of.”

Members of the judging panel brought a broad range of disciplines and perspectives on business and retail to the table. Chaired by Anson Bailey, head of consumer & retail and head of technology Hong Kong at KPMG China, the members were Benson Yip, VP & market director Greater China & North Asia at Emarsys; Dr Marta Dowejko, research assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University; Carson McKelvey, managing partner and director of Tofugear Limited; Jennifer Liu, founder of The Coffee Academics; Vanessa Cheung, founder of The Mills Fabrica at The Mills HK; and Inside Retail Asia’s Stockdill.

In choosing the list, the judges adopted the following definition of innovation: “True retail innovators are thinking outside the box: they’re eschewing the old way of doing things in favour of new approaches which enhance customer experience, engage the community or staff, add value to the retail experience or increase speed to market. They may be employing technology, social media, supply chain initiatives, HR reform, marketing, delivery, data or other initiatives. They are not imitators.”

Here are the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong for 2018:

Abby Zhang, Co-founder of Yeechoo

Adam Hershman, GM Greater China at Tumi

Adrian Cheng, founder of K11

Al Hong, MD at K-Style Lab

Alex Bono, CEO at Habbitzz

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Alice Woo, Former MD at Shilla Duty Free

Andre Hoffman, MD Asia Pacific at L’Occitane

Annemiek Ballesty, senior VP at Fossil

Antti Hirvonen, GM Asia at Tom Dixon

Arti Mirchandani, co-founder of Sweet World

Bankee Kwan, chairman & CEO at Pricerite

Brandon Chau, co-founder of Attire House

Carthen Lam, GM at Zoff

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Cinci Leung, founder of CheckCheckCin

Cristina Ventura, chief catalyst officer at Lane Crawford Group (The Cage)

Danny Shum, CEO at Ztore

David von Gunten, CEO Greater China at Audemars Piguet

Delphine Lefay, co-founder of OnTheList

Dennis Zelazowski, founder of 3DNA

Dickson Poon, founder & executive chairman of Dickson Concepts

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Diego Dultzin Lacoste, co-founder of OnTheList

Dominic Lai, group MD at A S Watson

Ellen Ogren, co-founder of Little Starters

Eric Delplanque, founder of The Great Diggers

Jacky Lam, MD at Okian

Jason Kei, founder & MD of Jollymap

Jennifer Liu, founder of Coffee Academics/Habitu

José Blanco, CEO, Greater China at Guess

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Lai Ching Kok, business executive officer at Nespresso

Laura Egloff, founder & creative director of Velveteen

Leisia Tsang, co-founder of Little Starters

Lim Boon Cheong, CEO at 7-Eleven

Marc Zielinski, CEO at Decathlon

Norbert Tan, executive director at Coffee Concepts (Starbucks)

Oliver Spring, director, APAC at Richmond & Finch

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Peionie Kong, director (asset management Hong Kong) at Link REIT

Peter Leong, GM, Asia at Taschen

Philippe Baumlin, regional director & CIO at Chanel

Polly Cheung, head of Hong Kong at Owndays

Quinn Lai, founder & director of Eoniq

Ricky Wong, founder of HKTV Mall

Roger Chan, co-founder of Attire House

Sarah Garner, founder of Retykle

Download the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong in PDF version here to learn more about their success…

Sham Kar-Wai, founder & CEO of I. T Group

Shan Shan, co-founder of Yeechoo

Shonee Mirchandani, co-founder of Sweet World

Sibylle Scherer, president merchandising and consumer marketing at DFS Group

Tat Po Tse, co-founder, chairman and executive director of Hung Fook Tong

Victor Chan, GM, Asia Pacific at Heinemann Duty Free

Yen Kuok, founder & CEO of Guiltless

Comments

Comment Manually

I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Inside Retail Polls

Does your retail business have a presence on Wechat?
    x

    SUBSCRIBE
    FREE NEWS BRIEFS Get breaking news delivered

    Privacy Preference Center