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Li & Fung Appoints New COO Wilson Zhu

BEIJING – Wilson Weizhong Zhu has joined Li & Fung as chief operating officer, tasked with helping to shepherd the firm as it moves to digitalize its sprawling supply chain network in the face of U.S.-China trade tensions. Zhu is a 31-year industry veteran, according to Li & Fung, and previously held positions at Gymboree, Michaels Stores Inc, Office Depot and Hudson’s Bay Company. RELATED: Spencer Fung on the Remaking of a Stalwart >>  Most recently, Zhu co-founded the Cooper Aerobics Wellness Center in China, and before that was chairman and ceo of inQbrands, where he led the transition of the U.S. subsidiary of China-based Focus Technology into a full-service brand and product agency. “I’m very pleased to appoint Wilson Zhu as coo of Li & Fung, the first time we have appointed a senior executive to oversee Li & Fung’s global production network,” said Spencer Fung, chief executive officer of Li & Fung. “With the ongoing US-China trade war, Wilson’s leadership comes at a critical time as our customers rely on our scale and expertise to deliver alternative sourcing strategies and mitigate any potential risk in their supply chains. “I have no doubt that his leadership, coupled with his strategic and operational thinking and proven ability to

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