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Hongyan Echo Lu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hongyan Echo Lu
Non-Executive Director Appointed 2017
Committee membership Nomination, Remuneration

Key skills and experience

Echo’s significant and ongoing business experience gained in different sectors in Europe, Asia and the US provides the Board with pragmatic insights into major geographic markets and consumer trends around the world.

Other current appointments

None.

Previous relevant experience

Echo previously served as Managing Director, International of Holland & Barrett International, a European health and wellbeing retailer, and before that as the Managing Director of Homebase Ltd as part of Home Retail Group plc. She spent ten years at Tesco plc in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Asia HR Director, Chief Operations Officer, China and Property Director, UK/Ireland. Echo has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Dobbies Garden Centres and served as a steering committee member of the Trestle Group Foundation, a non-profit organisation which supports female entrepreneurs in emerging economies.

Qualifications

Echo has a Bachelor of Arts in International Economy and Finance from Fudan University, Shanghai and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from West Virginia University.

Latest from Echo Lu

The Grocer, 2 February