Pamela Mar is executive vice president, knowledge and applications, at the Fung Academy, which supports the Hong Kong-based Fung Group’s strategic response to disruption driven by the rise of sustainability, geopolitical risk and the changing nature of consumption. Current explorations include trade finance, sustainable finance and the global supply chain’s evolution after Covid-19. Prior to her current role, Mar ran the Academy’s programs that support sustainable, competitive advantage in the supply chains of Fung Group companies, including the use of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, as well as direct supplier training. Until 2019, she served as the Fung Group’s director of sustainability and was instrumental in growing sustainability beyond compliance and into a competitive advantage for the Group. In 2019, she was named one of the 10 Eco-Business A-List of Asia-Pacific sustainability leaders. She continues to teach sustainability as an honorary visiting lecturer in the MBA program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was previously based in Shenzhen as a director in the Global Finance Center of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, and prior to that, in Geneva as the World Economic Forum’s associate director for Greater China, where she built the Forum’s key relations with the Chinese government and businesses. Mar studied philosophy and East Asian studies at Yale University, graduating summa cum laude, and then went on to obtain an MSc in management with honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science.