Dee Poon

Retailing runs in Poon’s veins. Her father, businessman Dickson Poon, brought brands such as Harvey Nichols and Brooks Brothers to Hong Kong, while her mother, Marjorie Yang, is chairwoman of textile and apparel business Esquel Group. In 2012 Poon established PYE, a maker of well-made shirts in crisp cotton that has stores in Hong Kong and China and is about to embark on a worldwide expansion, with New York next on the horizon.