Jannie Chan

JANNIE CHAN

Best known for her role in co-founding and managing The Hour Glass, Dato’ Dr Chan now splits her focus between the Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) and her Save Our Planet Foundation, an initiative to combat global warming with sustainable solutions. Over the course of her 13 years as president, SRA has reclaimed the Great Singapore Sale from the Singapore Tourism Board, and helped make it even more successful: In 2011, sales rose 11% to hit $6.1 billion; Chan also champions the causes of local retailers, most recently on clauses in the newly-passed Lemon Law that could impact them adversely. Besides the SRA, she also chairs the 17-country Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations. In November last year, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (for Women Leadership) at the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum held in Melbourne, organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute.