Mr. Edgar Tung is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Esquel Group, one of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies employing over 35,000 people worldwide.
Mr. Tung is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of solid general management experience. Prior to his appointment as COO at Esquel, he had taken on 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 in his career, he 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, Mr. Tung has frequently been featured in apparel and youth forums. He 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, Mr. Tung was named one of China’s Most Innovative Leaders by Innovation China. Edgar is also a Fellow of Aspen China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an agenda contributor of the World Economic Forum focusing on Advanced Manufacturing and Production.
A native mainland Chinese grown up in Hong Kong, Mr. Tung graduated from the Imperial College, London with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computing) degree and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Edgar is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).