“𝐼𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑙𝑑, 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡. 𝑀𝑦 𝑝ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑜𝑝ℎ𝑦… 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠… 𝑑𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑧𝑒. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑔𝑒𝑡 90% 𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑦 1, 92% 𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑦 2, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑎𝑣𝑒 2 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑜 98% 𝑜𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑦 7.”
“[𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠] 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑢𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 𝑒𝐵𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝑤𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠. 𝐼𝑛 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 ℎ𝑜𝑏𝑏𝑦, 𝑤𝑒 𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 8 𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 32 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑖𝑡𝑠. 𝐼 𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑙𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑗𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑦.”
“𝐼𝑛 𝐴𝑠𝑖𝑎, 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑠𝑘 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑛𝑜 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑢𝑠𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒. 𝑆𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝐻𝐾, 𝑖𝑡 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑙𝑦 𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑎𝑙. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑡, ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛, 𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑀𝑐𝐷𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑑𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑛 𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑖𝑎𝑠.”
“𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑐𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑠-𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑒-𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑒. 𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑠𝑙𝑜𝑤. 𝑀𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑠 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑒𝑑. 𝐻𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒.”
“𝐵𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎.”
“𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ. 𝑂𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑤𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚.”
“𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑎 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑-𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑢𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑟-𝑡𝑜-𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝐷𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡. 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑟𝑖𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛. 𝑂𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑟𝑖𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟… 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑠… 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑟𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑖𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑎 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒.”
Alan Lim was born in Singapore. In 2002, at the age of 22, he founded his first company whilst still studying at the University of London. Alan grew his online retail group to achieve annual turnover exceeding $50 million and employing over 80 staff in just 5 years without any external financing.
In 2009, Alan moved back to Asia, founding E-Services Group (ESG) in Hong Kong. ESG quickly established close partnerships with e-commerce big-hitters such as Google, eBay, and Amazon. Under Alan’s direction, ESG has grown into a leading provider of E-commerce solutions to a variety of household brands ranging from Mattel to Skype, helping them to grow their online sales, logistics and expanding their global footprint.
Today, ESG is considered global leader in cross border ecommerce and is enabling China based ecommerce companies to expand their sales to over 6 continents globally. There are currently over 20,000 companies working with ESG, which ESG had helped generated hundreds of millions revenue for its clients every year.
Alan is widely acknowledged as an e-commerce expert and a successful entrepreneur, most recently being recognized with the Young Entrepreneur of the year award at the inaugural SCMP Enterprising Hong Kong Awards.