Accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is leading the way in the accountancy profession, building partnerships around the world and protecting the public interest.
The ACCA have more than 227,000 fully qualified members and 544,000 future members worldwide. They’re among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector.
It is therefore entirely appropriate for the Institute to discuss the role of ACCA with its President Jenny Gu. In addition to being the ACCA President, Jenny is the CEO at Richemont China, responsible for overall operational leadership and support to enable and empower Maison’s China strategy and operations.
Jenny will obviously discuss her role as President, but also because she is the first female Chinese member President, her desire to tackle diversity and issues of inclusion. But she will also cover aspects of leading a luxury brand striving to emerge from the other side of COVID, in her capacity of CEO Richemont.
Prior to Richemont, Jenny has over 24 years’ experience in Management consultancy, FMCG, sports and retail sector, working in multinational companies and private equity firms including Nike and TPG Capital. Jenny’s expertise includes: General management, sales and retail, finance, strategic planning and supply chain management, company transformation. She advises clients on strategy as well as operational effectiveness and efficiency. Jenny’s career has spanned China, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Jenny has an Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST. She has also both a master degree and a bachelor degree in Philosophy from Fudan University. Jenny obtained her ACCA membership since 1998. She has served on ACCA Council since 2009.
The event will take place on 13 November between 0900 and 1000 hours GMT