Edwin is the CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKRITA). He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He teaches supply chain operations.
Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Walmart Global Procurement. Prior to Walmart Edwin managed a consulting group that worked on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design for NGOs, charities, as well as commercial clients.
Edwin managed sourcing at Payless Shoes, Donna Karan International, Country Road Australia, Abercrombie & Fitch and Structure stores. Prior to graduate school he worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Edwin serves on the Board of Whittier College, CA, and is on the advisory board of multiple social enterprises, and NGOs.
Edwin holds multiple IPs for inventions at HKRITA. His projects have won several Global Invention Awards.
2019 Edwin was the “Innovative Retailer of the Year” Inside Asia.
2018 & 2019 Edwin was on the Expert Panel of H&M Foundation’s Global Change Award.
Edwin is in Debrett’s “100 Most Influential People in Hong Kong”.
Edwin was the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award.