News


Tuesday April 9th, 2024

AS Watson is pleased to announce the promotion of Malina Ngai to Group CEO, effective from 1st May 2024.

Malina Ngai currently holds the position of Group Chief Operating Officer, AS Watson, and Chief Executive Officer, AS Watson (Asia & Europe). Congratulating on her promotion, Dominic Lai, Group Co-Managing Director of CK Hutchison and Group Managing Director of AS Watson said, “After a very fulfilling 17 years of leading the AS Watson Group, I think it is the appropriate time to pass on the baton. Malina has been crucial in successfully driving AS Watson’s digital transformation, implementing the O+O (Offline plus Online) business model, and fostering positive cultural change in the past decade.

Thursday March 21st, 2024

CK Hutchison’s Audited Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2023 (in PDF)

Wednesday March 20th, 2024

AS Watson Group announced the appointment of Clarice Au as the Managing Director of MoneyBack, one of the largest loyalty programmes in Hong Kong. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the MoneyBack, driving innovation and bringing endless exciting rewards to members across Hong Kong.

Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of AS Watson Group said, "AS Watson Group has appointed Clarice Au as the Managing Director of MoneyBack, while she will continue to hold the position of Managing Director at FORTRESS. Clarice has served airport retail and FORTRESS for 26 years and held important leadership role in driving business growth. She has successfully led FORTRESS in its digital transformation, seamlessly integrating O+O (Offline and Online) platforms. I believe she will continue to implement our growth strategy and apply her extensive experience to driving the growth of MoneyBack, leading Moneyback towards new heights."

Thursday March 14th, 2024

AS Watson Group today announced the appointment of Fred Chan and Vivian Nie as Co-Managing Directors of Watsons China, succeeding Kulvinder Birring, current CEO of Watsons China, who will be appointed as CEO of Marionnaud Group, a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings.

“I would like to warmly thank Kulvinder for his great contributions to Watsons China in the past eight years. Under his leadership, he has successfully repositioned the Watsons brand as the top retailer in our category nationwide. He has led the organisation through a remarkable cultural transformation, fostering a scientific, collaborative, agile, and growth-oriented mindset. Despite operating in a highly competitive retail market, his team has demonstrated resilience and a relentless drive for innovation, continuously enhancing the customer experience. I look forward to him bringing his experience to lead the growth strategy in our luxury perfumeries and cosmetics retail brand Marionnaud in Europe,” said Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of AS Watson Group and Executive Director of

Thursday March 14th, 2024

AS Watson Group today announced the appointments of Kulvinder Birring as CEO of Marionnaud Group and Gabriele Betti as Deputy CEO of Marionnaud Group, a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings.

Kulvinder Birring was appointed CEO of Watsons China in 2018. Before that, he had led Watsons operations as Managing Director of Malaysia and Indonesia. In his new appointment as CEO of Marionnaud Group, he will manage the Marionnaud’s portfolio of over 730 O+O (offline plus online) stores in eight markets, which is one of the leading luxury perfumeries & cosmetics retailers in Europe. Leadership team of Marionnaud, including Gabriele Betti and Emilio Leon, will work seamlessly with Kulvinder Birring in his new role.

Thursday March 7th, 2024

As International Women's Day approaches, AS Watson, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer, proudly announces that it’s the first health and beauty retailer to be a signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles, a global movement under UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment) dedicated to advancing gender equity and women's empowerment. In support of this movement, AS Watson strengthens its commitment to fostering a workplace, marketplace, and community that promotes inclusivity and opportunities for women.

Malina Ngai, CEO of AS Watson (Asia & Europe) says, "At AS Watson, we are dedicated to empowering women to be more beautiful and confident. With over 80% of our 160 million members and over 70% of our 130,000 colleagues being women, our top priority is to inspire and support every woman to become the best version of themselves.

Wednesday February 7th, 2024

AS Watson Group today announced the appointment of Ms Freda Ng as the Managing Director of PARKnSHOP (Hong Kong & Macau), succeeding Mr Norman Yum who has made the decision to retire and will be appointed as Business Advisor.

Ms Ng joined AS Watson Group (ASW) in 2010 in a business planning role, and joined PARKnSHOP as Chief Operating Officer in 2023. Prior to her appointment in PARKnSHOP, she was the Chief Digital Officer of Watsons International and the Chief Customer & Digital Officer of Watsons Hong Kong.

Friday November 24th, 2023

AS Watson Group and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the academic and career development of HSUHK students by providing scholarships, internships, an early careers programme, and for the first time, AS Watson Group will offer a “store manager for a day” experience to local university students. The collaboration will also offer opportunities for joint applied research projects.

This is the first time AS Watson Group is signing a comprehensive MoU to partner with a local university. The collaboration will realise the potential of the new generation, help students apply theory and knowledge in practical work environments, and cultivate more management talent for the retail industry.

Sunday October 29th, 2023

AS Watson Group organised the Project LOL Elderly Visit today, with the great support of 1,200 volunteers from the business units within the Group, alongside 56 business partners, aiming to visit and provide companionship to more than 2,000 elderly in the city. It's our honour to invite Charmaine Lee, JP, Director of Social Welfare, to join us and give opening remarks at the kick-off ceremony.

During the ceremony, Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of AS Watson, expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers, “It is with great pride that we resume this meaningful large-scale elderly visit event after a three-year hiatus, and we are delighted to collaborate with our suppliers and colleagues again in serving the elderly within our community, bringing love and warmth to them.”

Thursday October 19th, 2023
AS Watson, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, proudly announces the achievement of sponsoring 6,500 corrective surgeries for children with cleft conditions through its partnership with Operation Smile. This significant accomplishment highlights AS Watson’s commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children in need.