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Ronna Chao

Chairman, Novetex Textiles Ltd.

Ms. Ronna CHAO is Chairperson of Novetex Textiles Limited, a textile industry market leader with operations across Hong Kong, China, and Asia.  Since joining the family-run business in 2010, she has spearheaded initiatives that challenge and improve industry standards and practices, including The Billie System, an innovative upcycling process that endeavors to lessen environmental impact.

As the CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited and a Director of Novelpark Investments Limited, Ms. Chao’s responsibilities cover investment and portfolio management, and property redevelopment.  Prior to joining the Novel Group, she began her career in New York first as a Mergers & Acquisitions financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, and then as an associate in the Licensing Department of the lifestyle and apparel company Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

Ms. Chao is also CEO of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).  BXAI manages the “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program” (AFLSP), which offers scholarships for Asian students to study abroad at a network of leading universities in East Asia.  

Ms. Chao has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University.  She also spent a year as an undergraduate at Keio University.