Ms Mimi Tang
Ms Tang has more than 45 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry, of which 30 years have been in the executive role of luxury retail. She set up her own consulting company “Wing’s Share” in January 2015 with an aim to providing trainings and consultancy to develop retail experts and to reinforce retail excellence.
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. 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.
Ms Tang is a founding member and 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.
Award & Recognition :
2014 BoF 500 (The Business of Fashion)
2013 50 Chinese Philanthropists (Management World Press, China)
2009 Most Successful Woman (Jessica Magazine, HK)
2007 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneur (China)