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Yenn Wong

Founder & CEO, JIA Group

Yenn Wong is devoted to bringing us some of the best mouth-watering dining experiences in town, from Chachawan, 22 Ships, Aberdeen Street SocialRhoda, to the 2 Michelin Star awarded Duddell's, satisfying our many food-cravings in Hong Kong. Apart from being a foodie herself, Yenn is a devoted mother (very recently with her second child) and loves to travel, absorbing new inspirations, tastes and décor for her new ventures. For Yenn, having a business was second-nature as she grew up surrounded by entrepreneurial spirit in her family who had several businesses. JIA Group happened to be the one she gravitated towards, which was founded in 2004 with the opening of a Philippe Starck designed boutique hotel in Hong Kong.

What are you working on at the moment?  
We’ve just launched our Southern Californian Restaurant Commissary at Pacific Place, Hong Kong. We have some other exciting plans in the pipeline and will release the info shortly!

What do you love about what you do?
My passion is travel and as a self-confessed foodie I feel very blessed that my main business involves two of the things I feel very passionate about.  

Who is your favourite designer brand and why?
The Row, just love the emphasis of materiality and how simple the lines are. 

What would you consider the most classic timepiece in your wardrobe?
A Chanel LBD, as it is the most timeless design and something that will last a lifetime.

What is the one piece in your wardrobe you can’t live without?
My Issey Miyake black wide leg pleat pants, highly versatile, very comfortable, travels well. 

What is your ‘running late out the house’ look?
My Céline black tailored pants, Christian Dior bar jacket, Sacai white shirt 

How would you like to change the world? 
I’d like to change the world to one where people are more tolerant of each other

Why does your choice of charity mean so much to you? 
I like supporting charities which benefit underprivileged children and needy old folk.  

What is your most treasured designer piece that was given as a gift?
My mother in law’s Buccellati bangle.


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