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Professor Karen Chan, JP

Vice President,
German Pool (HK) Limited

About Professor Karen Chan, JP

Karen Chan is the Executive Directors of German Pool (Hong Kong) Limited & the Founder of Fashion Brand “The Sparkle Collection by german pool”. Ms. Chan’s dedication and achievement in industrial development are well recognized. She was awarded Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong by Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2009, Young Innovative Women Award of Asia Pacific Economic Co operation in 2013, the 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong and the Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award in 2017. In the same year, she was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2018. This year, Ms. Chan received the JESSICA Most Successful Women Award 2020 and the JCI Tsuen Wan 2020 Out standing Family Business Selection Award. she was awarded as Adjunct Professor by the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University, and was awarded for the GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award in Family Business. In 2019, she was awarded as Honorary Fellows by the Vocational Training Council (Hong Kong).
Since 2010, Ms Chan actively expandsher business into new markets, by distributing German Pool to the mainland China market via wholesalers and chain stores. She leads her China team to participate in at least 50 Trade Expos across top tier cities. She has also expanded the company’s digital footprint onto various international e-commerce platforms, with the likes of Secoo, TMall, JD.com, Alibaba, Amazon and Yahoo; With Ms Chan’s leadership, German Pool wasthe first batch of Hong Kong localbrands to be invited to sale via the leading e-commerce and inflight-sales platforms.

Ms Chan acutely notices the potentials in the newly flourishing Social Media and E-Commerce arena. She has opened a flagship store in Chow Tai Fook’s HOKO O2O shopping mall in Qian Hai, Shenzhen and has established numbers ofO2O counters at variousfree-trade zones in South China for past 2 years. In addition, German Pool has been successfully building up its online presence in various social media channels, for instance, Facebook, Weibo and WeChat.

Ms. Karen Chan has further increased German Pool’s brand recognition by creating her own product lines “THESPARKLECOLLECTIONby german pool”and “Happy Kitchen”. Ms Chan founded the Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation in 2017 and was nominated as the Chairlady of the federation. Her goal is to promote the digitization of companies’ business process and product lines.