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BRANDING/BUSINESS
 
Chanat “Art” Sorakraikitikul,  Executive Director, Pranda Group - Thailand
A member of the Executive Board and the Finance Committee of Pranda Group, Art is essentially the “chief business strategist” of the Thailand-headquartered jewellery conglomerate. He heads the Group’s brand management department that sets its international branding direction and handles all its branding and licensing operations. Since joining Pranda in 2006, Art spearheaded the international distribution of Prima Gold, Pranda Group’s flagship brand, to more than 100 outlets in 12 countries in Asia and the Middle East. He is also instrumental in establishing several distribution operations in Europe and retail operations in Asia for the Group’s own jewellery brands. Art holds a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree from Babson College in the US.
 
DESIGN/FASHION
 
Mary Yan Yan Chan,  Founder & Director, StyleCENTRAL Ltd
Mary is a magna cum laude graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She worked with top companies of textiles, beauty, RTW fashion houses and branding agencies in New York and Hong Kong before establishing StyleCENTRAL Ltd, a multi-facet Hong Kong-based advisory business. StyleCENTRAL is a Business Partner of trend, style and innovation consulting agency, PeclersParis. Mary provides tailor-made solutions in development strategies, design, merchandising, styling, training and sourcing to diverse industries including manufacturers, real estate, investment banking and government sectors. 
 
PRECIOUS METAL TECHNOLOGY

Dr Po Hung Ko,
BU/Global Manager (Masteralloy), Heraeus Ltd
Dr Ko holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in the field of precious metals research from the University of Hong Kong. He spearheaded Heraeus’ masteralloy business in 1997 shortly after completing reengineering some of the company’s chemical processes. Dr Ko is extremely experienced in jewellery alloys and its applications. Over the years, he has conducted many technical seminars on jewellery manufacturing technology in various countries. Heraeus Ltd engages in precious metals trading, refining and supplying master alloys, sterling silver and rhodium solutions and other precious metal plating salts for the jewellery industry.

 
 
 

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