Lisa is the Executive Director of Strategic Business Development and Investor Relations at Global Brands Group, a HK listed global fashion brand and licensing company and a member of Fung Group companies. In her current role, she focuses on strategic initiatives particularly as relates to e-commerce and new retail formats for GBG’s portfolio of brands as well as cross collaboration opportunities. Previously Lisa worked as an investment banker for 10 years at Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong, and briefly at Standard Chartered Bank based in Singapore. She has extensive experiences in corporate M&A, growth capital financing as well as public equity and IPOs. In her years as an investment banker, at GBG, as well as through her collaboration with the British Fashion Council, she has developed deep insights and a strong network in the brand and e-commerce/retail space in China as well as Europe/US.
Lisa received her first rigorous business training as an analyst at McKinsey in New York. She holds two Masters Degrees: an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth, and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. She grew up in Suzhou and Shanghai and has a BS in Computer Science from Fudan University.
Damon specialises in display and fixture technology for the Beauty industry. He was one of 3 partners who founded Imagine POS Ltd. in 2001 in Hong Kong. With operational offices in China and UK, and commercial offices in Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and New York, Imagine POS was one of the first European display companies to set up in Asia to create, develop, and manufacture many types of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent display materials including interactive and digital solutions. The business was acquired by LF Beauty at Li & Fung in 2008, and Damon continued to act as CEO until April 2017.
He then started Preferred Display Asia Limited (PDA), also specialised in complex point of sale display solutions for Beauty and Cosmetics brands and retailers.
Damon is now based in Europe as EVP Commercial EMEA for Array Marketing Group/Willson & Brown. Array Marketing is a truly global organisation with its HQ in Toronto, and offices across USA, Asia and Europe. Array supports Beauty and Cosmetics brands and retailers around the world.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 1999, Damon held various roles in Supply Chain Management at L’Oreal and Unilever in UK and France. He has a master’s degree from the University of Warwick UK, and was also one of the founder members of POPAI Greater China. Now called SHOP!, this is a global organisation that brings brands, retailers, manufacturers, design companies and advertising agencies together to promote best practices and share knowledge in the retail industry.
Mike has spent over 20 years in Global Business Management with Philips Consumer Electronics (1986-2006) with mobile infotainment sales from 200 million USD to 2 billion USD. He has also served as COO WorldTop Group; CEO at Traxon Technologies (Osram, Siemens).
Mastroyiannis’ experience and knowledge base extends to managing global businesses, start-up companies, product strategy and planning, fast product and business creation processes, outsourcing, and restructuring. He has a keen understanding of building and growing global and multicultural businesses, and skillfully manages resources in several countries, having directed start-up and growing businesses in both EU and Asia Pacific.
Viviana has wide experience managing analytical and modelling teams, in multicultural and cross functional environments. Previous to HSBC, She worked in risk management, including Stress Testing and capital management with Barclays Bank Plc and Nationwide Building Society in the UK and Continental Europe; as well as in Product Structuring in South America with Commodities & Banca de Inversion.
Viviana graduated as an Industrial Engineer from University of Los Andes [Colombia] and received a Master of Science in Global Finance from New York University Stern and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Mark Parker founded and serves as Executive Chairman of the Hong Kong based International Lifestyle Brands Group (“ILBG”) which partners with premium consumer brands to build value by developing global distribution through retail, wholesale, franchise and digital commerce channels with a special focus on Asia and the Middle East. Prior to founding ILBG, Mark, served as International President for the British aspirational lifestyle Brand Jack Wills where he partnered with the future core members of the ILBG Team to bring the Brand to the Asian and Middle Eastern markets using both direct and franchise operations. Before joining Jack Wills, Mark served for nine years as Senior Vice President – Asia for Fossil Group. Mark recruited many of the core ILBG Team to Fossil to drive the Group’s Asia & Middle Eastern annual revenues from $20MM USD to over $400MM USD. Mark’s first assignment in the fashion accessories industry was as the Chief Operating Officer for Timex’s Fashion Watch Group where he managed design, manufacturing and distribution. Mark began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank’s Leveraged Buyout Finance Team transitioning to technology - oriented private equity before finally making his way into the consumer branded goods space. Mark has more than thirty years of managerial experience across a spectrum of senior management positions in finance, sales and operations. Mark holds a BA and an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and has lived in Asia since 1994.
Deborah Weinswig is the Executive Director and Head of Global Retail & Technology for the Fung Business Intelligence Centre. An award-winning global retail analyst and a specialist in retail innovation and technology, Deborah has been tasked with building the Centre’s research capabilities and providing insights into the disruptive technologies reshaping today’s global retail landscape. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of global retail and emerging technology trends were fostered through her previous experience, which included serving as Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary Team at Citi Research, where she worked for nearly 12 years.
Ms Weinswig consistently ranked among the top analysts in her field by publications such as Institutional Investor (#1 for nine years), StarMine and Business Insider (in 2012, she was named one of Wall Street’s top analysts). In 2012, she also received the Researcher Award for Outstanding Service by the International Council of Shopping Centers. She also earned the recognition as one of the top 36 analysts on Wall Street in 2012. She was frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Barron’s and was a regular guest on CNBC. Before her time at Citi, she held senior research positions at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley.
Ms Weinswig is an advocate for innovation, creativity and the implementation of efficient technologies in the retail sector. She has helped US startups develop and implement retail technology systems and strategies, some of which have been adopted by top-tier, national retailers.
Ms Weinswig also serves as a mentor to Silicon Valley accelerators including Alchemist Accelerator and Plug & Play, and sits on the advisory boards of several early-stage companies in both the US and Hong Kong. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. She is also on the Boards of many philanthropic organizations including Dignity of Wear.
Anthony is a global executive with a 16-year experience in the Media industry who held various roles across content verticals (entertainment, music, sports and news) and regions (Europe and Asia Pacific). He is currently based in Singapore where he heads up the International operations of Victorious, a Kleiner Perkins-backed company.
Previously, he led YouTube Music for the Asia Pacific region. His role was to manage deals negotiation and relationships with music labels, publishers, festivals, concert promoters, collection societies and artists.
Before moving to Asia, he was based in Europe, where he was leading YouTube’s content partnerships efforts in France, Germany, and Central and Eastern Europe as well as pan-European Sports and Entertainment partnerships. Prior to Google, Anthony worked for traditional media companies in Europe, such as Time Warner and Lagardere, as Sales and Business Development Manager.
He earned his MBA at Kellogg School of Management and HKUST, and his Master’s degree at ESSEC Paris