Edmond Lau

30 years of finance and business development journey has enriched me with versatile business knowledge. It’s however not until I started and ran my own business that I felt my career complete. Whether you’re on your lone entrepreneurial journey, a small business with a passion to be big, a mid-size team that needs some guidance from someone who shares the passion and has tumbled before you.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Strategic planning for new markets/sector entry via partnership, JVs or M&A

Cash flow Improvement

Working capital optimisation to support growth

Business Planning

Revenue and business modelling

Executive Coaching

Support entrepreneurs/CEOs in their growth journey

Leadership

Aligning and tracking KPIs among teams to achieve group goals

Track Record Highlights

  • Support strategic planning to enter Korea and China markets for a US toy business, which helped double the regional revenue in three years.
  • Improved ROCE by 20ppt in two years by consolidating inventories around Asian markets and raising gross margin by 10ppt for a regional toy business
  • Market entries to Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia, hence growing a fashion retailer's store network from 250 to 300 in three years outside of China.
  • Plan and execute a brand new online shop for a leading household retailer, bundled with a new CRM program which recruited 400,000 members in three months.
  • Start a fashion jewellery business distributing lifestyle products from Italy/Europe. A once-in-a-lifetime entrepreneurial journey of my own

Sector Experience

  • retail-consumer-products Branded toys, gifts, fashion
  • retail-consumer-products Retail >300POS across Asia/ME
  • retail-consumer-products My own business: distributing fashion jewellery from Italy/Europe
  • healthcare Pharmaceutical
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Sourcing

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countryCode: US