The gatekeeper of Esprit Holdings

Group financial controller, Kenneth Cheuk, talks about the success of Esprit’s slim organisational structure.

Esprit might be listed in Hong Kong and have an outlet in every shopping mall and high street in the city, but it is by no means a local company. Kenneth Cheuk, the company’s group financial controller and senior vice-president of group finance, explains how it is genuinely an international company.

Please describe Esprit Holdings and your role in the company.
The original founders of Esprit, the Tompkins couple, were from the US, but over the years came different shareholders from different regions, mainly from the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In the 1990s, Michael Ying, a majority shareholder acquired the remaining shares of the European operations...

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