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Pamela Mar

Pamela Mar

Fung Academy, Fung Group

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.

Articles by Pamela Mar

Industry

Asia’s Factory Workers in an AI-Driven World

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The age of AI and automation is upon us. This may be music to the ears of technologists, businesses, and investors, but Asia’s factory workers will be severely affected when computers and robots take over labor-intensive jobs. To help workers navigate the new economy, governments and businesses should invest in social safety net programs and education.

Industry

The Human Face of Factory Automation

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The fashion industry's supply chain no longer meets the expectations of society and business stakeholders. More digitalization promises to bring more efficiency and transparency. But fashion factories must also foster an open culture that encourages learning and that engages workers in the process.

Economy

Why MSMEs Hold the Key to Asia’s Climate and Inclusion Challenges

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Economies across the region will have to rethink trade finance, and accelerate the use of technology to drive inclusivity.

Money

Can Digitalization Help Asia Finally Solve its Financial Inclusion Challenge?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Financial technology applications need to go beyond payments systems to provide a wide array of services, from lending to insurance, to new and existing banking customers