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Edgar Tung is chief operating officer of the Esquel Group, one of the world's leading textile and apparel companies, employing over 40,000 people worldwide and producing over 100 million cotton shirts every year for well-acclaimed brands and retailers.
Edgar is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of general management experiences. Prior to his appointment as COO at Esquel, he has taken up various leadership roles in sales and other corporate functions in the group, after serving as top management in different industries, including apparel technology service, quality assurance as well as food and beverage retailing. Early on his career, he has founded an Internet start-up powering performance-based online marketing in Greater China, designed and structured equity derivatives products at the Jardine Fleming Group, and coordinated the design and launch of Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) System as an administrative officer of the Hong Kong Government.
An established public speaker, Edgar has frequently been featured in apparel and youth forums. He is also an agenda contributor of the World Economic Forum focusing on Advanced Manufacturing and Production. Edgar is the founding Chairman of the Youth Arch Foundation that aims at identifying and developing young leaders. He also chairs the supervisory committee of the Youth Arch Trust and sits on the Board of the Esquel - Y.L Yang Education Foundation. In 2009, Edgar was named one of China’s Most Innovative Leaders by Innovation China.
A native mainland Chinese grown up in Hong Kong, Edgar graduated from the Imperial College, London with a B.Eng (Computing) degree, and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Edgar is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
Edgar is a Fellow of the sixth class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.