Galton Voysey transforms products, brands and businesses
with simple, remarkable ideas.

 

Galton Voysey is a platform for building, buying and developing consumer product brands. We are home to 28 iconic brands that we have developed or acquired, and extend our professional expertise to a portfolio of global brands. We believe it makes more sense to test early to validate ideas that work and ones that don’t. This gives our operation and design teams a way to experiment with something tangible, gain experience in the process and reapply their learnings in the next iteration. With a proven network of over 140 factories, Galton Voysey builds brands across a broad range of consumer, lifestyle and home goods segments across Europe, US and the world. 

 

Leading the way

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

As one of the founding team members, Marine is now on the global leadership team of Galton Voysey with responsibility for strategy, corporate development and acquisitions. Marine's current focus is defining the growth strategy for Galton Voysey, identifying and converting key opportunities worldwide and delivering business performance.  Marine has a finance background and international work experience across three different continents. Having weathered a fair share of Finnish winters, Marine is now relishing her time in sultry Hong Kong. As CEO, Marine has guided Galton Voysey from inception to where it is today and is focused on maintaining this trajectory going forward. "We have been fortunate to work with some truly exciting brands and look forward to supporting their global growth. I’m incredibly proud of what this team has achieved and although our ambitions remain huge, I have every confidence that we will achieve them." 

As one of the founding team members, Marine is now on the global leadership team of Galton Voysey with responsibility for strategy, corporate development and acquisitions. Marine's current focus is defining the growth strategy for Galton Voysey, identifying and converting key opportunities worldwide and delivering business performance. 

Marine has a finance background and international work experience across three different continents. Having weathered a fair share of Finnish winters, Marine is now relishing her time in sultry Hong Kong. As CEO, Marine has guided Galton Voysey from inception to where it is today and is focused on maintaining this trajectory going forward.

"We have been fortunate to work with some truly exciting brands and look forward to supporting their global growth. I’m incredibly proud of what this team has achieved and although our ambitions remain huge, I have every confidence that we will achieve them." 

Marine Aubrée Antikainen
CEO

It is not only a wealth of experience gained from globally renowned organizations that Pauliina brings to Galton Voysey, but also a warmth and humor not usually associated with finance. As CFO, Pauliina has achieved the perfect balance between structure and agility that is so crucial to the success of a rapidly growing organization. “The more I learned about the Galton Voysey, the more I became convinced that it matched my own ambitions and drive. Once I joined it was clear that this is going to be a challenging but very enjoyable journey.“

It is not only a wealth of experience gained from globally renowned organizations that Pauliina brings to Galton Voysey, but also a warmth and humor not usually associated with finance. As CFO, Pauliina has achieved the perfect balance between structure and agility that is so crucial to the success of a rapidly growing organization.

“The more I learned about the Galton Voysey, the more I became convinced that it matched my own ambitions and drive. Once I joined it was clear that this is going to be a challenging but very enjoyable journey.“

Pauliina Kiviniemi
CFO

With a Master’s degree in Product Design, Estelle’s journey to Hong Kong from her native France was via the UK where she was able to build on her already impressive design portfolio. Here at Galton Voysey Estelle brings order to the chaos by project managing all creative output whilst injecting significant design input of her own. “I really hadn’t imagined a company like this existed, so to find myself in a role where you aren’t constrained by a narrow job description is great. I love being able to use all the skills I’ve acquired whilst constantly learning new ones.”

With a Master’s degree in Product Design, Estelle’s journey to Hong Kong from her native France was via the UK where she was able to build on her already impressive design portfolio. Here at Galton Voysey Estelle brings order to the chaos by project managing all creative output whilst injecting significant design input of her own.

“I really hadn’t imagined a company like this existed, so to find myself in a role where you aren’t constrained by a narrow job description is great. I love being able to use all the skills I’ve acquired whilst constantly learning new ones.”

Estelle Kerby
Design Director

John looks after talent acquisition at Galton Voysey having spent over 15 years working in recruitment and executive search firms focusing on various functions. He now calls Hong Kong home having moved here in 2007 but his experience of working in London and Sydney has helped shape his career. “The resume really is only one component we consider when hiring. We look for well-rounded individuals who can step outside their job description to bring in fresh ideas and challenge the way we do things.”

John looks after talent acquisition at Galton Voysey having spent over 15 years working in recruitment and executive search firms focusing on various functions. He now calls Hong Kong home having moved here in 2007 but his experience of working in London and Sydney has helped shape his career.

“The resume really is only one component we consider when hiring. We look for well-rounded individuals who can step outside their job description to bring in fresh ideas and challenge the way we do things.”

John Byrne
Head of Talent Acquisition

Originally from Canada where she gained a degree in Marketing & Accounting, Kim brings a wealth of knowledge across digital marketing to the ecommerce team, not to mention bundles of energy and infectious enthusiasm. Kim helps manage multiple ecommerce channels across all of our brands whilst also looking after our social media presence. “I do genuinely love learning new things which is why I’m so sure I’ve ended up at the right place! You’re trusted to be able to do things that may be outside of your specific expertise but I find that really appealing and it only helps build confidence.”

Originally from Canada where she gained a degree in Marketing & Accounting, Kim brings a wealth of knowledge across digital marketing to the ecommerce team, not to mention bundles of energy and infectious enthusiasm. Kim helps manage multiple ecommerce channels across all of our brands whilst also looking after our social media presence.

“I do genuinely love learning new things which is why I’m so sure I’ve ended up at the right place! You’re trusted to be able to do things that may be outside of your specific expertise but I find that really appealing and it only helps build confidence.”

Kim Woo
Ecommerce Analyst

As the key operations contact point, Sammy plays a vital role at the heart of our organisation. There is no such thing as a typical day as he oversees almost the entire supply chain with a hawk-like eye for detail. Sammy is from Hong Kong but has previously worked in Australia and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. “It’s amazing the amount of knowledge you pick up from working here without really realizing it. It’s an environment where you’re expected to use your own initiative but you’re given all the tools needed to get the job done.”

As the key operations contact point, Sammy plays a vital role at the heart of our organisation. There is no such thing as a typical day as he oversees almost the entire supply chain with a hawk-like eye for detail. Sammy is from Hong Kong but has previously worked in Australia and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

“It’s amazing the amount of knowledge you pick up from working here without really realizing it. It’s an environment where you’re expected to use your own initiative but you’re given all the tools needed to get the job done.”

Sammy Sin
Operations Coordinator

Having graduated in Canada and gaining both CPA and CMA qualifications, Vincent possesses the breadth of skills we really value at Galton Voysey. Technical expertise is vital but what elevates Vincent is his strong commercial acumen, open and honest communication style and of course a love of the outdoors that all Canadians seem to be born with. “An open and collaborative culture is a key driver of employee engagement, so I'm impressed with the environment that GV has created. Variety is something I’ve always looked for in a role and that's something certainly never lacking at GV!”

Having graduated in Canada and gaining both CPA and CMA qualifications, Vincent possesses the breadth of skills we really value at Galton Voysey. Technical expertise is vital but what elevates Vincent is his strong commercial acumen, open and honest communication style and of course a love of the outdoors that all Canadians seem to be born with.

“An open and collaborative culture is a key driver of employee engagement, so I'm impressed with the environment that GV has created. Variety is something I’ve always looked for in a role and that's something certainly never lacking at GV!”

Vincent Popadick
Controller

After graduating in Maths & Economics from UCLA it was no surprise that Ringo decided to launch his career in California before recently moving back home to Hong Kong. Ringo has an incredible technical knowledge that allows him to help promote all of our brands by ensuring optimum search ranking. “SEO is such a new and constantly changing field so it's great to work here where I can learn so much but also be given significant responsibility from the start. It feels like you’re being fast-tracked and there really are no limitations to how quickly you can progress.”

After graduating in Maths & Economics from UCLA it was no surprise that Ringo decided to launch his career in California before recently moving back home to Hong Kong. Ringo has an incredible technical knowledge that allows him to help promote all of our brands by ensuring optimum search ranking.

“SEO is such a new and constantly changing field so it's great to work here where I can learn so much but also be given significant responsibility from the start. It feels like you’re being fast-tracked and there really are no limitations to how quickly you can progress.”

Ringo Wong
SEO Analyst

With an outstanding academic and career track record, Tristan came on board to ensure we achieved impeccable levels of production quality. Galton Voysey exacts strict quality control over all the brands it manages, setting quality and on-time delivery performance goals. These stringently applied continuous improvement initiatives ensure the delivery of flawless products. As a result, Galton Voysey’s brands are some of the highest rated products in their respective categories.

With an outstanding academic and career track record, Tristan came on board to ensure we achieved impeccable levels of production quality. Galton Voysey exacts strict quality control over all the brands it manages, setting quality and on-time delivery performance goals. These stringently applied continuous improvement initiatives ensure the delivery of flawless products. As a result, Galton Voysey’s brands are some of the highest rated products in their respective categories.

Tristan Liu
Production & Quality Manager

Having grown up in a tech-obsessed culture such as Hong Kong during a period of digital transformation has given Emily an intuitive understanding of social media. As Content Strategist for Galton Voysey, Emily is able to connect with individuals through engaging and compelling content across a range of social media platforms. “Most people take social media for granted without realising what a powerful story-telling tool it can be. I’m lucky to be able to combine a personal passion with my work in an environment that shares my beliefs.”  

Having grown up in a tech-obsessed culture such as Hong Kong during a period of digital transformation has given Emily an intuitive understanding of social media. As Content Strategist for Galton Voysey, Emily is able to connect with individuals through engaging and compelling content across a range of social media platforms.

“Most people take social media for granted without realising what a powerful story-telling tool it can be. I’m lucky to be able to combine a personal passion with my work in an environment that shares my beliefs.”  

Emily Wordsworth
Content Strategist

Originally from Shanghai, Alice provides key support to the entire business to ensure all our moving parts are running smoothly. Alice has been able to bring what she’s learned previously in a large multinational organisation to a smaller more agile environment. “What I’ve found amazing is how quickly new ideas can be implemented in our business no matter who those ideas come from.”

Originally from Shanghai, Alice provides key support to the entire business to ensure all our moving parts are running smoothly. Alice has been able to bring what she’s learned previously in a large multinational organisation to a smaller more agile environment.

“What I’ve found amazing is how quickly new ideas can be implemented in our business no matter who those ideas come from.”

Alice Qian
Office Manager

Having honed her financial skills and commercial acumen in a number of dynamic, international organisations, Mari brings an energetic and forward-thinking philosophy to our finance function during a time of rapid growth and development. “I have always believed finance can be a driving force for positive change in an organisation and here at Galton Voysey I have an opportunity to really put that into practice”

Having honed her financial skills and commercial acumen in a number of dynamic, international organisations, Mari brings an energetic and forward-thinking philosophy to our finance function during a time of rapid growth and development.

“I have always believed finance can be a driving force for positive change in an organisation and here at Galton Voysey I have an opportunity to really put that into practice”

Mari Moilanen
Business Controller

The passion for design really took hold of Reynold once he had completed his Japanese Literature studies in his native Indonesia. Determined that this was where his career lay, Reynold went on to forge a successful career in advertising as well as freelancing for a range of clients before joining Galton Voysey. “I’ve always been interested in design as a language to communicate directly with people from all backgrounds. Galton Voysey has allowed me to refine those skills and to reach a far broader audience.”

The passion for design really took hold of Reynold once he had completed his Japanese Literature studies in his native Indonesia. Determined that this was where his career lay, Reynold went on to forge a successful career in advertising as well as freelancing for a range of clients before joining Galton Voysey.

“I’ve always been interested in design as a language to communicate directly with people from all backgrounds. Galton Voysey has allowed me to refine those skills and to reach a far broader audience.”

Reynold Sitohang
Graphic Designer

Tanya traces her roots from both Thailand and the UK which has helped her to engage and empathise with individuals from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Having begun her recruitment career in London before excelling in both internal and external hiring roles in Hong Kong, Tanya is ideally positioned to help identify the exceptional talent we need to continue our ambitious growth plans. “Every new-starter at Galton Voysey has a big impact on our capability and culture which is why identifying and attracting the right talent is so crucial. What I enjoy most is seeing how quickly people can thrive and grow in this environment”

Tanya traces her roots from both Thailand and the UK which has helped her to engage and empathise with individuals from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Having begun her recruitment career in London before excelling in both internal and external hiring roles in Hong Kong, Tanya is ideally positioned to help identify the exceptional talent we need to continue our ambitious growth plans.

“Every new-starter at Galton Voysey has a big impact on our capability and culture which is why identifying and attracting the right talent is so crucial. What I enjoy most is seeing how quickly people can thrive and grow in this environment”

Tanya Knott
Talent Acquisition Manager

Simone has the vital role of ensuring that all of our ecommerce systems are running smoothly to ensure a first-class customer experience across all of our brands. Originally from Brazil and having worked extensively in Europe, Simone adds a unique perspective to an already diverse, international culture here at Galton Voysey. “I really enjoy operating at the interface between Galton Voysey and our customers but what inspires me most is working in a such a rapidly evolving industry in a company that actively encourages you to experiment and try new approaches”  

Simone has the vital role of ensuring that all of our ecommerce systems are running smoothly to ensure a first-class customer experience across all of our brands. Originally from Brazil and having worked extensively in Europe, Simone adds a unique perspective to an already diverse, international culture here at Galton Voysey.

“I really enjoy operating at the interface between Galton Voysey and our customers but what inspires me most is working in a such a rapidly evolving industry in a company that actively encourages you to experiment and try new approaches”  

Simone Missagia
Ecommerce Operations Manger

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Martha (Marty) S. Wikstrom
Chairman, Galton Voysey Advisory Board

Martha (Marty) S. Wikstrom is a seasoned brand and retail executive with over 30 years’ experience in global executive roles. She is a founding partner of Atelier Fund, specializing in the acquisition and development of luxury brands. Ms. Wikstrom currently sits as a Board Director of Fortnum & Mason, the 300-year-old quintessential English purveyor of food, drinks and gifts, Johnstons of Elgin, which has been making Scottish cashmere, tweed and woollens since 1797 and Farrow & Ball, a global leader in high quality paint and wallpaper.

As Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Wikstrom led the Fashion and Accessories brands of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. Ms. Wikstrom served as Deputy Managing Director and then Managing Director of Harrods, Ltd. She was a Board Director of Harrods Holdings Ltd, Harrods Estates and Kurt Geiger, Ltd where she was also the interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Harrods, Ms. Wikstrom spent 19 years at Nordstrom, Inc. where she rose from a part-time sales assistant to President of the Full Line Stores Group. In 2017, Ms. Wikstrom was inducted into the World Retail Congress Hall of Fame. Read more.

 
Isabelle

Isabelle Chouvet
Member, Galton Voysey Advisory Board

Isabelle Chouvet is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive with nearly two decades of hands-on expertise in building and running businesses across Asia. Ms. Chouvet is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Independents, a global communications, events and marketing service for the fashion, luxury, beauty and lifestyle industries. Ms. Chouvet co-founded K2 Asia in Japan in 2002, at a time when brands were only first beginning to discover the potential of the Asian market. Starting with a small team, she progressively built one of the leading event agencies in Japan for the luxury and lifestyle industries. K2 went on to open in Shanghai in 2004. Ms. Chouvet’s unique understanding and proven experience in Asian markets has seen her collaborate with a roster of prestigious clients including Cartier, Adidas, Sanofi, Pernod Ricard, L’Oréal, Shui On and Givenchy, among others.

In 2005, Ms. Chouvet co-founded NACO Architectures in China, followed by SuperPress in 2010, Superbla in 2011 & FFK2 in 2015. The agencies span diverse areas of expertise from design to public relations and digital marketing. Ms. Chouvet is also a co-founder of mei.com – an online luxury platform that was sold to Alibaba in 2015. The platform went on to become one of China’s leading member-only retail websites for luxury goods, with 2,000+ brands and over 6 million members. Ms. Chouvet launched her career at MEDEF International, the largest employer association in France, where she was in charge of developing partnerships in the Middle-East and Asia. Ms. Chouvet holds a Master’s Degree in International Marketing, and a Business Degree from the Owner and President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

 

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