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Esprit Holdings Ltd (0330.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ching Fai Or

68 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Anders Kristiansen

51 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Wing Yung Tang

62 2012 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Leif Erichson

37 Chief Operations Officer

Simon Heckscher

36 2016 General Manager - Outlets

Dieter Messner

46 2015 General Manager - Europe, Americas and Middle East

Guillaume Thery

55 2015 General Manager – Asia Pacific

Juan Antonio Chaparro Vazquez

48 Chief Supply Chain Officer

Rafael Espuch

47 2013 Chief Product Officer

Elena Lazcanotegui Larrarte

43 2017 Chief Product Officer

Jurgen MiCheLBerGer

52 2015 Chief Digital Officer

Ernst-Peter Vogel

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer Operations Officer

Marion Welp

46 2015 Chief HR & Legal Affairs Officer

Wai Yin Ng

2011 Company Secretary

Jurgen Friedrich

79 1997 Non-Executive Director

Alexander Hamilton

76 1995 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ka Sze Lee

58 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Norbert Platt

70 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Patrick Lau

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ching Fai Or

Dr. Or Ching Fai (Raymond) is re-designated as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 1 April 2018. He is currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Esprit Holdings Limited since June 13, 2012. He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Social Science by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2014. Dr Or is currently an executive director and executive chairman of China Strategic Holdings Limited (“CSHL”), but he will step down from the executive role to become the non-executive director and non-executive chairman of CSHL on or before 1 April 2018. Dr Or is also an independent non-executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited and Television Broadcasts Limited. All these companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He was the former vice chairman and chief executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited, the former chairman of Hang Seng Life Limited and a director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited until his retirement in May 2009. Dr Or was also the former vice chairman and independent non-executive director of G-Resources Group Ltd. and the former deputy chairman and non-executive director of Aquis Entertainment Limited (a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange). Dr Or was also the former chief executive officer of CSHL until he stepped down in January 2018.

Anders Kristiansen

Mr. Anders Kristiansen is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 June 2018. He is currently an industrial advisor for a global private equity fund, Permira. He was previously the chief executive officer and director of New Look, a global fast fashion apparel company based in London, from January 2013 to September 2017. Under his leadership, New Look transformed its business model from a traditional high street retailer to a strong omnichannel player, with an enhanced focus on brand building. Mr Kristiansen was instrumental to the successful execution of a 5-year strategic plan. Prior to this role, he has held various senior executive roles in the Bestseller Fashion Group China, Staples Inc. in China, and in Lyreco, an office supplies company, where he managed the business in Europe and then in Asia Pacific.

Wing Yung Tang

Mr. Tang Wing Yung (Thomas) is Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Esprit Holdings Limited since May 2012. he is a member of the risk management Committee and the General Committee of the board and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. mr tAnG obtained a bachelor of Science degree in modern mathematics from Surrey university, united Kingdom. he has been an associate member of the institute of Chartered Accountants in england and Wales since 1981. he is also a fellow member of the hong Kong institute of Certified Public Accountants (Practising) and has over 36 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Company, mr tAnG was executive director and chief financial officer of Sino Land Company Limited and Sino hotels (holdings) Limited, and chief financial officer of tsim Sha tsui Properties Limited until his resignation in march 2012. he first joined these three companies as chief financial officer in november 2003. All these companies are listed on the main board of the Stock exchange. Prior to joining the Sino group, he was a managing director of an investment and financial advisory services firm that is a member of an international group, overseeing operations in the Asia-Pacific region. mr tAnG started his career as an accountant working for Peat marwick (KPmG) in London and hong Kong.

Leif Erichson

Mr. Leif Erichson is Chief Operations Officer of the Company. He manages the Omnichannel Operations as well as the implementation of the Omnichannel Strategy and is responsible for the global iT systems of the Group. Mr ERiCHSON joined Esprit in 2003 and worked in several positions in the merchandise management area before he developed into area of e-commerce operations in 2009. in 2010, Mr ERiCHSON was appointed as Vice President – Head of e-Commerce Operations where he successfully transformed the e-commerce operations into leading edge operations in the fashion industry. Before promoted to the current position, Mr ERiCHSON held the position of Senior Vice President – Head of Omnichannel between 2014 to 2015, where he built up the seamless integration between the digital and bricks and mortar customer experience with services such as Click & Collect. He obtained a Master of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany.

Simon Heckscher

Mr. Simon Heckscher is General Manager - Outlets of the Company. he manages the Global Outlet Strategy and is responsible for the profit and loss of the Group’s outlet business (excluding APAC). For more than 2 years, he was Senior Vice President – head of Corporate Strategy of the Group and was responsible for strategic initiatives including the implementation of a vertical business model. Prior to joining esprit in September 2013, mr heCKSCher has spent almost 7 years at the boston Consulting Group (bCG). he has worked on various strategic projects in the apparel industry, banking and industrial goods sector across europe and the middle east, including the support of the Group’s transformation plan from 2011 to 2013. mr heCKSCher obtained a master of business Administration degree with Dean’s honors and Distinction from Columbia university in the City of new York, uSA, a master of business Administration degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the university of mannheim, Germany, and a master of international business degree from the university of Sydney, Australia.

Dieter Messner

Mr. Dieter Messner is General Manager - Europe, Americas and Middle East of the Company. He has overall profit and loss responsibility for the retail and wholesale businesses in these regions. Prior to joining the Group in June 2015, he spent the last 10 years in the DiY retail industry as board member responsible for the international business of Obi. between 1995 and 2004, Mr. Messner worked for mcKinsey & Company leading and managing various retail projects across europe. he has more than 15 years of non-food retail experience and has a profound knowledge of many Central, Western and eastern european markets. Mr. Messner graduated from the Vienna university of economics and business Administration and obtained a master of business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of management.

Guillaume Thery

Mr. Guillaume Thery is General Manager – Asia Pacific of the company. He has overall profit and loss responsibility of Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience in retail and luxury sectors across Asia. Prior to joining the Group in September 2015, he spent most of his career in retail business with a specific focus on Asian markets for the past 15 years while holding several positions within the LVMH group. his last role was president of the LVMH Fashion Group for Asia, taking care of the development of several brands such as Celine, Givenchy, Kenzo, marc Jacobs, Loewe. He started his career in marks & Spencer in the united Kingdom, followed by several european retail functions in Fnac (Kering group) and a general management role of an independent French airline company.

Juan Antonio Chaparro Vazquez

Mr. Juan Antonio Chaparro Vazquez is Chief Supply Chain Officer of Esprit Holdings Limited. he is responsible for developing and operating all supply chain functions of the Group, including global buying, global sourcing, product planning, global quality control, sustainability, and inbound logistics. in January 2016, he has also undertaken the responsibility over the esprit men Product Division, where he leads the product direction and manages the development of the collections. mr ChAPArrO brings with him a rich background in product development, vertical supply chain management and apparel retailing. Prior to joining the Group in February 2013, he was the buying director of Zara, the main brand of inditex, where he spent over 12 years in various positions. in the period between 2005 and 2009, he managed his own apparel company and provided retail management consulting services to several top brands. mr ChAPArrO obtained a master’s degree in business management and marketing management from business & marketing School of eSiC university in Spain. Additionally, mr ChAPArrO serves as a professor at iSem Fashion business School as well as at ie business School, both located in madrid, Spain.

Rafael Espuch

Mr. Rafael Pastor Espuch is Chief Product Officer of Esprit Holdings Limited. He is responsible for managing the product creation and design of all product divisions of the esprit brand. Prior to joining the Group in november 2013, He experience spans commercial strategy, product design, production, planning and distribution during his almost 18 years in inditex. For 12 years, February 2001 to January 2013, he was executive director of “Zara basic”, a woman product division of Zara, where he managed over two billion euro sales, reaching over 80 countries and 5 continents, with consistent like-for-like sales growth over the past recent years. Prior to this role, between 1995 and 2001, he served as product manager for Zara shoes, as the international clothing product manager for the united States, Greece and the middle east market, and as controller of another woman division. Heobtained a bachelor degree in economic and business Studies from the university of madrid, Spain.

Elena Lazcanotegui Larrarte

Ms. Elena Lazcanotegui Larrarte is Chief Product Officer of Esprit Holdings Limited. Prior to joining the Group in December 2012, she was leading the fast-to-market product development in Zara (women). During her 15 years in Zara, she held various management positions in supply chain management, product management and store management. She obtained bachelor Degree of business Administration from the university of Deusto in Spain and studied international business at Adolfo ibáñez university in Chile.

Jurgen MiCheLBerGer

Mr. Jurgen MiCheLBerGer is Chief Digital Officer of the Company. He manages the implementation of the Omnichannel strategy and is responsible for the profit and loss of the Group’s e-commerce business. mr miCheLberGer joined esprit in 1993 as Shop-in-Store manager Germany and was promoted to retail Partnership manager europe in 1996, where he successfully rolled out the shop-in-store and franchise expansion in europe. in 2000, he was assigned to build up the Group’s european e-commerce business and introduced the esprit Friends customer loyalty scheme in 2001. in 2012, he was appointed as Senior Vice President – head of Global e-commerce, followed by promotion to Chief Digital Officer in 2014. Prior to joining esprit, he worked in retail operations management at hugo boss and later managed his family’s retail business. he is a trained trade merchant and obtained a master’s degree in textile business management from LDt nagold Academy of Fashion management in Germany.

Ernst-Peter Vogel

Mr. Ernst-Peter Vogel is a Chief Financial Officer Operations Officer of Esprit Holdings Limited. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s operational finance functions including the Group’s statutory and management reporting as well as the non-merchandising procurement functions and general administrative functions for the German companies. He joined the Group in 2003 as Senior Vice President – Finance Europe and has been overseeing various global finance projects and major iT projects of the Group in the past years, including the introduction of SAP to replace the former European ERP system. Before joining the Group, he headed the finance team of an international lifestyle group for 5 years. He has over 15 years of extensive experience in finance and tax matters, and possesses a qualification as a German Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and tax advisor (Steuerberater). He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Frankfurt.

Marion Welp

Dr. Marion Welp is a Chief HR & Legal Affairs Officer of the Company. She is responsible for leading the Global hr, Legal and Compliance teams. her prime focus is on global organizational effectiveness achieved by optimizing the esprit resources and driving operational excellence and capability. She joined esprit in 2007, and has built up the european legal department and later taking on responsibility for Group legal & compliance function globally. Prior to joining the Group, Dr WeLP was a corporate attorney at ecolab Gmbh & Co. KG from 2000 to 2007. She obtained her juris doctorate degree from the university of münster, Germany and the master of Laws degree from the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania, uSA. Dr WeLP is an admitted member of the German as well as the new York bar Association, is a nominated executive board member of the German in-house Counsel Association (bundesverbands der unternehmensjuristen) and was recognized in 2015 as one of Germany’s leading in-house counsels by “Legal 500”.

Wai Yin Ng

Ms. Ng Wai Yin (Florence) is Company Secretary of Esprit Holdings Limited since August 15, 2011. Ms. Ng is a member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Jurgen Friedrich

Mr. Jurgen Alfred Rudolf Friedrich is Non-Executive Director of Esprit Holdings Ltd., since 1997. He founded esprit’s european operations in 1976 and has been a non-executive Director of the Company since 1997. he is a member of the remuneration Committee of the board. mr FrieDriCh has over 32 years of experience in the apparel distribution and marketing business and is currently retired in Switzerland.

Alexander Hamilton

Mr. Alexander Reid Hamilton is Independent Non-Executive Director of Esprit Holdings Limited. He has been an independent nonexecutive Director of the Company since August 1995. he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the nomination Committee of the board. mr hAmiLtOn is an independent nonexecutive director of COSCO ShiPPinG international (hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and Shangri-La Asia Limited. both companies are listed on the Stock exchange. mr hAmiLtOn is also a director of Octopus Cards Limited and other hong Kong companies. he was an independent non-executive director of CitiC Limited. he was a partner of Price Waterhouse with whom he practiced for 16 years.

Ka Sze Lee

Mr. Lee Ka Sze (Carmelo) is Independent Non-Executive Director of Esprit Holdings Limited since July 2013. he is the Chairman of the risk management Committee and a member of the nomination Committee and the remuneration Committee of the board. he is a partner of messrs. Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Solicitors & notaries. mr Lee is a member of the SFC (hKeC Listing) Committee. mr Lee was appointed as a convenor and member of the Financial reporting review Panel of the Financial reporting Council of hong Kong in July 2016. he is a member of the Campaign Committee and a Co-Chairman of the Corporate Challenge half marathon of the Community Chest of hong Kong. he served as the chairman of the Listing Committee of the Stock exchange from 2012 to 2015 after serving as deputy chairman and member of the Listing Committee of the Stock exchange from 2009 to 2012 and from 2000 to 2003 respectively. he also served as a member of the Disciplinary Panels of the hong Kong institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2009 until 1 February 2017. mr Lee obtained a bachelor of Laws degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the university of hong Kong and qualified as a solicitor in hong Kong, england and Wales, Singapore and Australian Capital territory, Australia. mr Lee is a non-executive director of hopewell holdings Limited, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, Yugang international Limited, Safety Godown Company Limited and termbray industries international (holdings) Limited and an independent non-executive director of KWG Property holding Limited and China Pacific insurance (Group) Co., Ltd., all these companies are listed on the Stock exchange. he was a non-executive director of Y.t. realty Group Limited from September 2004 to February 2016 and an independent non-executive director of Ping An insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. from June 2009 to June 2015.

Norbert Platt

Mr. Norbert Adolf Platt is Independent Non-Executive Director of Esprit Holdings Limited. he is a member of the Audit Committee and the remuneration Committee of the board. he has 40 years of extensive experience in the industry of luxury goods. mr PLAtt was the chief executive officer of the richemont group from October 2004 to march 2010. the richemont group’s luxury goods interests encompass a portfolio of internationally renowned brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, montblanc, Chloé and Alfred Dunhill. under his leadership, the richemont group recorded significant growth in turnover and profits. mr PLAtt was also a non-executive director of Compagnie Financière richemont SA (the holding company of the richemont group which is listed in Switzerland) until his retirement on 13 September 2017. Prior to acting as chief executive officer of the richemont group, mr PLAtt was the chief executive officer of montblanc international Gmbh (“montblanc international”) between 1987 and 2004. mr PLAtt successfully transformed montblanc international from a maker of writing instruments into a diversified and globally renowned manufacturer of luxury goods. under his leadership, montblanc international recorded remarkable growth in its turnover. mr PLAtt remained as the chairman of montblanc Simplo Gmbh based in hamburg, Germany until 30 June 2013. From 1972 to 1987, mr PLAtt held various chief executive positions in rollei Singapore and Germany. mr PLAtt graduated with a master of Science Degree in Precision mechanical engineering, and attended business management and marketing programs at harvard business School of harvard university and INSEAD.

Patrick Lau