Elaine is a C-Suite executive with extensive Asia-Pacific network and corporate experience focused on supply chain, healthcare & consumer goods. Elaine is currently the Group CFO for Regal Springs AG, the world’s largest vertically integrated aquaculture company producing premium Tilapia with a commitment to zero waste and building strong communities.
She is a Hong Kong born Chinese American. Since returning to Hong Kong from California in 1994, Elaine held various finance leadership positions including CFO for the product supply office of VF Corporation, the US$12 billion apparel & footwear powerhouse, CFO for Zuellig Pharma Group, a US$8 billion pharmaceutical logistic supply chain and healthcare services solutions provider; Regional CFO for UK-based Alliance Boots (now a part of US-based Walgreens) and Regional Senior Director for Bertelsmann Music Group. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Elaine serves on the Audit Committee of the UN World Food Programme. Her past board experiences include serving as an NED for Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation and as an ex-officio member of the Zuellig Pharma board and a number of joint venture boards in China, Indonesia and Korea. She is a member of Global Board Ready Women and Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club.
Elaine is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence steering committee and past Co-Chair of the awards judging panel. She also served as a mentor in The Women's Foundation's best-in-class Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders. She is a Founding Member at Metta, a start-up ecosystem and a mentor at Nest, a VC focused on early seed- or start-up phase companies.
In 2012, Elaine took a one year sabbatical from work where she worked with Community Business, an NGO, to advocate for diversity on boards. Her work along with that of other stakeholders resulted in a policy change by the Hong Kong stock exchange. She has also lectured at the University of Hong Kong.