This Is

Luxasia

We Drive

Omnichannel Brand Success

LUXASIA is the leading beauty omnichannel brand-building in Asia Pacific, partnering more than 120 luxury beauty brands. Our integrated brand-building capabilities include luxury retail, online commerce, consumer marketing, and supply chain management.

Since 1986, we have driven brand success for the world’s finest brands, such as Aveda, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Diptyque, Hermes, La Prairie, Montblanc, and SK-II. We have also established Joint Ventures with the likes of LVMH Group, Elizabeth Arden, Puig, Yves Rocher, and By Terry. At the core of our business is a diverse and dynamic #OneTeam of 2700 talents who shape the face of luxury beauty and delight consumers daily across our growing footprint of 15 markets.

THINK GLOBAL, LIVE LOCAL

We have an illustrious track record of launching brands and growing them successfully while staying true to the brand’s ethos across all markets. This is founded on our ability to adapt global brand demands to effective local execution, while expertly navigating each market’s cultural, consumer, and operational nuances.

We

AS THE LARGEST BEAUTY OMNI-DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM IN ASIA PACIFIC

Core Values

THAT DEFINE US

We commit to these seven core values (RESPECT), as individuals, and as an organisation.

OUR JOURNEY

MILESTONES

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1986
BIRTH OF LUXASIA
LUXASIA was founded in Singapore by Patrick Chong and the late Joseph Spartz, with its Malaysia office established in the same year.
1990 - 1995
4 MORE MARKETS OPENED
LUXASIA expanded its presence with full-fledged teams in Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand
1999
RECOGNISED AS A LOCAL LEADER
Named Top 3 in Singapore’s Enterprise 50 Awards
2001 - 2002
BIRTH OF ESCENTIALS
escentials, pioneer of luxury niche beauty retail, opened its first boutique at the iconic Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Second escentials shop was launched within TANGS department store at Orchard Road, Singapore
2005
LANDING OUR FIRST JOINT VENTURE
Partnering COTY then, this entity has now evolved into a multi-market distribution model.
2006 - 2012
GROWING OUR PRESENCE FURTHER IN ASIA
Market entries into Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Myanmar. Flagship escentials boutique unveiled in 2010 at Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore.
2012
A MONUMENTAL MILESTONE
Established a joint venture, named L Beauty, with the prestigious LVMH Group.
2013 - 2016
ACHIEVING GROWTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
More joint ventures established with Groupe Rocher (Yves Rocher), Revlon (Elizabeth Arden) and PUIG.
2016
OMNICHANNEL TRANSFORMATION
The start of a rigorous 5-year transformation journey called LX21, integrating digital competencies into a solid brick-and-mortar distribution core. Concurrently, eCommerce enablement capabilities were incubated within the Group.
2018
BRANCHING OUT INTO ASIA PACIFIC
LUXASIA expanded its presence into Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, and entered into a joint venture with Shiseido.
2019
A LANDMARK SKINCARE WIN
Awarded full-service distributorship by P&G for the leading Asian skincare brand, SK-II, across 5 markets and growing. Also, escentials ION Orchard was launched.
2020
THE NEXT BILLION CONSUMERS
Footprint expansion into India and joint venture with By Terry.
2021
A HISTORIC YEAR OF MULTIPLE SUCCESSES
The successful conclusion of the LX21 omnichannel transformation. The launch of LEAP Commerce, our eCommerce enabler. The regional growth of escentials - first stop, Suria KLCC, Malaysia. To top it all of, winning Best Managed Companies Award by Deloitte.
2022
HERALDING AN ERA OF GROWTH
Launch of the ambitious LX2024 Growth Plan. Also, LUXASIA wins Best Managed Companies Award from Deloitte for the second year running. To lead social commerce growth, LUXASIA Social Studio was born.
2023
ACCELERATING GROWTH IN OUR MARKETS
LUXASIA wins Best Managed Companies Award from Deloitte for the third year running, and more at Retail Asia Awards and LinkedIn Talent Awards. LUXASIA launches escentials in both Thailand and Vietnam, and expands SK-II partnership into Vietnam, the brand’s first new market in more than a decade.
Meet Our

Leadership
Team

Chairman

Patrick Chong

A true-blue entrepreneur at heart, Patrick founded LUXASIA over 30 years ago.
He is a veteran in the beauty industry and his passion drives him to continually search for the next beauty revolution and new ways of evolving businesses. Patrick is a firm believer in the power of people and core values in creating a successful organisation. He is an advocate that our past success doesn’t guarantee our future and encourages our teams to constantly innovate to stay ahead of the game.

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Wolfgang Baier

A passionate digital leader with a proven track record in transforming companies.

Wolfgang is highly regarded and has deep expertise in the logistics, e-commerce and digital industry. Exceedingly driven and entrepreneurial, Wolfgang is constantly innovating fresh ideas, technologies and processes to challenge and improve the status quo. ‘Business As Usual’ does not exist for him. A genuine people leader, he believes in empowerment and eliminating ‘silos’ and hierarchies to create a conducive environment for experimentation and expression of diversity.

Satyaki Banerjee

Group Chief Operating Officer, LUXASIA & Managing Director, LEAP Commerce

Karen Ong

Chief Commercial Officer & Regional Managing Director (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam)

William Foo

Group Chief Financial Officer

Alwyn Chong

Regional Managing Director (Indonesia & Philippines)

Sabrina Chong

Group Head, Corporate Development

Jitha Thathachari

Head, Business Development, Strategy & Transformation

Jennifer Lim

Group Head, Talent & Excitement

Shan Chen

Country Manager, Singapore & China

Marina Khong

Country Manager, Malaysia

Nguyen Ngoc Phong Dinh

Country Manager, Vietnam

Srocha Zbinden

Country Manager, Thailand

Lia Amelia

Country Manager, Indonesia

Barbs Miravalles

Deputy Country Manager, Phillippines

Nicholas Gorick

Managing Director, Oceania

Praseed Changarath

Country Manager, India & Sri Lanka

Leigh Han

Country Manager, Taiwan

Chester Tsung

Country Manager, Hong Kong

Eileen Tan

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Karen Kwek

Head, Consumer Experience & Retail Excellence

Kate Ang

Regional General Manager, Fragrances

Heidi Felicia

Regional General Manager, SK-II

Wilfred Lam

Regional Head, Supply Chain

MAKING A

DIFFERENCE

The LUXASIA Foundation aims to make a sustainable difference to our community, particularly in improving the lives of women from our beneficiaries.

Our Sustainability efforts are driven at two fronts – the LUXASIA Foundation and also by our operating entities all across Asia Pacific. Based on selected goals from the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that resonate with our business, our efforts are categorised into People, Planet, and Society, covering the dimensions of diversity & inclusion, women empowerment, societal equality, assistance to the under-privileged & at-risk communities, environmental consciousness, and people development (i.e. growing our LUXASIANS).

Some of our Sustainability efforts:

  • Partnership with luxury beauty brands on their Sustainability efforts e.g. AVEDA for clean water & water conservation
  • Sponsorship of Make-up skills accreditation courses for under-privileged women
  • Financial support for halfway homes helping young women at-risk
  • Manpower & financial aid for NGOs such as the Down Syndrome Association and Action for AIDS
  • Mentorship and networking for young women in local universities
  • Manpower & financial aid for orphanages and low-income communities