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Christina Ong

Founder & Owner, Club 21

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Biography

Retail tycoon and hotelier Christina Ong has built a franchise and multi-brand boutique empire that spans the globe. She and her husband, Singaporean business magnate Ong Seng Beng, are reportedly worth $1.7 billion as of 2019, according to Forbes. The two preside over several holding companies, including hotel chain Como Hotels and Resorts and fashion retail company Club 21.

Ong founded Club 21 in 1972 and manages retail operations for  Giorgio Armani , Emporio and Armani Exhange franchises in the United Kingdom. In countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, Club 21 represents brands like Donna Karan , CK Calvin Klein , Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, D&G, Diesel, Paul Smith , Issey Miyake, Jil Sander , Dries van Noten, Comme des Garçons and Lanvin. She has 33 franchise stores in Singapore alone.

Ong took control of British luxury leather goods company Mulberry in 2003. She was a recipient of The Italian Fashion Hall of Fame Award in 1995 and The Italian Award of Cavaliere De Lavo. She resides in Singapore with her husband, with whom she has two children.

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Born
1948
Nationality

Singapore

Location
Singapore

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