Ms Mimi Tang - Founder & CEO of Wing’s Share Company Limited
Ms Tang has more than 45 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry, of which 30 years have been in the top executive role of luxury retail. She set up her own consulting company “Wing’s Share” in January 2015 with an aim to providing training and consultancy services to develop talents and to reinforce retail excellence. Concurrently, from September 2015 to March 2016, Ms Tang was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Tom Ford China, HK & Macau.
Ms Tang began her career at Duty-Free Shoppers and worked in various positions including Regional Buyer. Bringing 5 years of retail operations experience and 10 years of deep knowledge in merchandising, she joined Joyce as General Manager in 1985 taking charge of Merchandising and Operations in Hong Kong and South-east Asia where she cultivated her belief that merchandising is the soul of retail. In 1996, she became Executive Vice President at HPL-21 Limited, building up an entire retail infrastructure for Donna Karen, DKNY and Armani Exchange brands in Hong Kong and North Asia.
Ms Tang joined the Gucci Group (renamed in 2013 as Kering, a world leader in apparel and accessories) in 1998 as Managing Director to develop GUCCI brand in Hong Kong and China. She became the Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) in 1999 and was appointed President of Asia Pacific in 2000 managing multiple brands for the Group. In 2006, she was named Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure, Ms Tang has expanded her responsibility from managing one single brand in one country to managing multiple brands in 14 countries with more than 4000 employees under her leadership within Asia Pacific.
In February 2012, Ms Tang became the President of Kering Asia Pacific, focusing on the corporate functions and the strategic development of a portfolio of luxury brands, including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, etc. She has played an integral role in guiding Kering’s awareness and expansion in the profitable Asian markets. Ms Tang left Kering in December 2014. She is a founding member and a current board member of the Kering Foundation, a corporate foundation launched in 2009 to fight violence against women, to empower women and improve women’s lives.
Through the years, Ms Tang had been the guest speaker for Tsing Hua University, Zhejiang University,
HK PolyU, HKUST, HEC Paris, SCAD HK, The Oxford & Cambridge Society of HK, HKMA, Hang Lung Properties, Rotary Club of HK South District, etc. where she enjoyed sharing her stories, experiences and beliefs to inspire people.
2016 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Savannah College of Art and Design)
2014 BoF 500 (The Business of Fashion)
2013 50 Chinese Philanthropists (Management World Press, China)
2012 Forbes 25 Influential Chinese In Global Fashion
2009 Most Successful Woman (Jessica Magazine, HK)
2007 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneur (China)
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