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Cristina Ventura

Founder & Chief Catalyst Officer
Luxarity & The Lane Crawford Joyce Group

Cristina Ventura is one of the rising international stars in the luxury and technology space. She started her career at LVMH in London and held a number of roles before becoming Operations Director for Gucci Europe & the Middle East. She then moved to Hong Kong where she became Director for the Prada Group and was part of its IPO, and then led the opening of Apple in Hong Kong and South China.

In 2013 she joined Asia’s leading luxury group, where she is now Chief Catalyst Officer, responsible for forging connections with thought leaders, disruptors and game changers, stimulating ideas for new ways to invest and partner.

Cristina studied at Harvard Business School and Stanford, is an investor and advisor to technology-led Venture Capital funds and start-ups. She is passionate about education and giving back and founded LUXARITY, the first social venture to implement Blockchain technology partnering with Lablaco, to transform the future of luxury, retail and social impact ecosystems.