People: Li & Fung Ltd (0494.HK)
28 Nov 2014
Mr. Bruce Philip Rockowitz has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer - Global Brands Group of Li & Fung Limited., effect from 7 July 2014. An Executive Director since 2001 and in 2004, took over day to day oversight of the Group’s operations as President. In 1981, co-founded Colby International Limited, a large Hong Kong buying agent, and was the Chief Executive Officer until 2000 when Colby was acquired by Li & Fung. Non-Executive Chairman of the Pure Group, a lifestyle, fitness and yoga group operating in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China. An independent non-executive director of Wynn Macau, Limited. Member of the Advisory Board for the Wharton School’s Jay H Baker Retailing Center, an industry research center for retail at the University of Pennsylvania. Board member of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, the private fund-raising arm of the Fashion Institute of Technology. A member of the Global Advisory Council of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). In December 2008, ranked first by Institutional Investor for the Asia’s Best CEOs in the consumer category. In the years 2010 and 2011, ranked as one of the world’s 30 best CEOs by Barron’s. In 2011, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont. In 2012, named Asia’s Best CEO at Corporate Governance Asia’s Excellence Recognition Awards, and also presented with an Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award by the same organization in 2012 and 2013.
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