6IXTY8IGHT CEO Jacqueline Porje is a woman on a mission to transform her business into the leading retailer among young women in Asia.
Founded in 2002 in Paris by French lingerie designer Marie Destombe and Swedish businessman Erik Ryd, 6IXTY8IGHT provides on-trend affordable fashion for young women, ranging from underwear and nightwear, to contemporary casualwear and accessories. From the beginning, the uptake was fast and business expanded rapidly to become one of the fastest-growing brands in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, 6IXTY8IGHT is now present in more than 150 retail stores across China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore.
With more than 20 years of experience in fashion retail and merchandising across Stockholm, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Jacqueline was the obvious candidate to take on the role of CEO last November. “It’s strange to think that I almost went into a career in investment banking,” she recalls. “I moved from Sweden to London to study economics, mathematics and econometrics, before working for two years as a Finance Assistant at NASDAQ OMX. But, it didn’t take me too long to realise that I wanted to follow my dream to work in fashion – just as my mother and aunties had done before me.”
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