People

Organisation Structure

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Chairman

Ms Teresa Yang Ming-yen
Esquel Group

Teresa Yang is Vice Chairman of the Esquel Group, a leading Hong Kong-based textile and apparel manufacturer with operations throughout the world. Esquel produces over 100 million cotton shirts every year for well-acclaimed brands and retailers.

Aside from being responsible for Esquel Group’s strategic planning, Teresa is involved with the development of Hong Kong’s textile and clothing industry in her current capacities at the Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA).

Teresa is also concerned with the promotion of education. She is currently a member of the Council of St. Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong and also a member of Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP) under the Education Bureau. She is one of the founders of the Esquel-Yang Yuan Loong Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving educational opportunities for children.

Teresa has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Hong Kong Chapter since 2006. She also joined the YPO Gold Hong Kong Chapter as a member in 2013 and served as Chapter Chair of YPO Gold Hong Kong Chapter from 2016 to 2017.

Teresa has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Directors

Mr Mun Lim Cheung Managing Director Winmount Limited
Ms Annie Choi Suk Han, JP Commissioner for Innovation and Technology HKSAR
Ms Susanna Fang Director Fang Brothers Knitting Limited
Mr Willie Fung Wai Yiu Non-Executive Director Top Form International Limited
Mr Herman Hui Chung Shing, SBS, MH, JP Director The Glorious Sun Holdings Ltd
Ms Sammy Koo Chi Sum Partner, Transaction Advisory Services Ernst and Young
Mr Lawrence Leung Ka Yuen Managing Director Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd
Mr Tommy Siu Yuk-yin Vice President, Product Innovation TAL Apparel Limited
Professor Xiaoming Tao Vincent and Lily Woo Professor in Textile Technology (Prof.), Chair Professor of Textile Technology Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ms Janice Wang Jan-yee Chief Executive Director Alvanon Hong Kong Limited
Mr Frankie Wong Chi Fai Executive Director Crystal Group

Committees

Executive CommitteeTechnology Committee
  • Mr Willie Fung Wai Yiu (Chairman)
  • Ms Annie Choi Suk Han, JP
  • Mr Herman Hui Chung Shing, SBS, MH, JP
  • Ms Sammy Koo Chi Sum
  • Mr Lawrence Leung Ka Yuen
  • Mr Tommy Siu Yuk-yin
  • Professor Xiaoming Tao
  • Ms Janice Wang Jan-yee
  • Ms Teresa Yang Ming-yen
  • Mr Lawrence Leung Ka Yuen (Chairman)
  • Mr Mun Lim Cheung
  • Ms Annie Choi Suk Han, JP
  • Ms Susanna Fang
  • Mr Willie Fung Wai Yiu
  • Mr Peter Leung Sai-wah
  • Mr Arkin Ng Ping Kin
  • Mr Tommy Siu Yuk-yin
  • Professor Xiaoming Tao
  • Ms Janice Wang Jan-yee
  • Mr Frankie Wong Chi Fai
  • Ms Teresa Yang Ming-yen

Key executives

Mr Edwin KEH Chief Executive Officer

Mr Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he teaches supply chain operations.

Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement. Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design. The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC). The Consortium is sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.

Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods and retail companies. He was the Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road Australia. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Edwin serves on multiple industry and educational boards. He advises several other social enterprises.

Edwin is the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award, and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in Technology and Digital sector.

Ms Yan W Y CHAN MSC Director, Business Development

Ms Chan is experienced in textile and apparel manufacturing, sourcing and retailing. Prior to joining HKRITA, she was Division Merchandising Manager in Ralph Lauren, responsible for global sourcing, cost planning, merchandising, and material and product development. Before that, Ms Chan was with a number of global textile and apparel companies including Burlington WorldWide Limited, Esquel Group, Gap International Sourcing (Holdings) Limited and Smart Shirts Limited, responsible for global sourcing, merchandising, licensing, and research and development.

Ms Chan graduated with a Higher Diploma in Textile Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Textiles and Clothing Management from the University of Leeds.

Dr Ray CHEUNG PhD Director, Research and Development

Dr Cheung holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, MPhil and PhD degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests lie in adsorption technology and wastewater treatment. He has published over ten technical papers in journals and conference proceedings.

Dr Cheung was a Senior Regional Manager in BASF, responsible for sales, marketing and research and development of adsorbents for Asia Pacific Region. Prior to that, he was a Chemist in ESSO Hong Kong and a Research Specialist in CLP Research Institute, responsible for research project development focusing on the utilization of renewable energy.

Ms Connie Y Y LAI LLM, MBA, LLB Director, Corporate Services

Ms Lai has extensive experience in several listed and public companies in Hong Kong as Chief Financial Officer, Financial Controller and Company Secretary. Before joining HKRITA, she worked for Television Broadcasts Limited, focusing on the Big Big Channel mobile apps platform. Prior to that she was responsible for the management of group human resources and administration. She is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. She received her Bachelor of Laws degree from Peking University and Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Financial Law from University of Hong Kong respectively. She also holds an MBA from California State University, Hayward.

Dr Gloria Lei YAO PhD Director, Project Development

Dr Yao has considerable research experience of textile and clothing. She played a key role in a number of research projects on the textiles and clothing area. Her research specialises in textile/clothing-human body interactions with focus areas on textiles material and skin, textiles functions and its health impaction, sportswear design and human physiology evaluation.

Dr Yao has published over a dozen papers in refereed journal and 30 papers in refereed conference proceedings. She has written several books/chapters on Technology Roadmap of Textile and Clothing Industry and Denim Industry of Mainland China and Hong Kong. She is a reviewer to Textile Research Journal, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology and editor to Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics. She held post-doctoral fellowship of the New Zealand Wool Research Institute in the University of Otago. She is the director of Textile Bioengineering Informatics Society.