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James was born in a Hong Kong business family with extensive business in Africa. Growing up, James was sensitized by the differences between the developed economies and developing economies; and that motivated him to channelize his philanthropic efforts into problem solving for those in need.

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๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ:

โ€œ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ƒโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’. ๐‘‚๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ.โ€

โ€œ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘”๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ. ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ง๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ .โ€

โ€œ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’, ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ . ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘ .โ€

โ€œ๐ผ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ โ€˜๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ฆโ€™. ๐ผ๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘š๐‘ .โ€

โ€œ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ƒโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’. ๐‘‚๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ. ๐ด๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘’. ๐ผ๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘ .โ€

โ€œ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ˆ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ง๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘ .โ€

โ€œ๐‘‡๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž. ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข.โ€

โ€œ๐ผ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘˜ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ป๐พ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘™.โ€

โ€œ๐ป๐พ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ป๐พ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘.โ€

๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž:
Ariane Zagury is the founder of Rue Madame Fashion Group.

An investment banker by training, Ariane Zagury was raised in a family of textile retailers in France, developing a taste for fabrics and fashion during her formative years. Graduating from the Universite Paris Dauphine in 2003, Ariane started her career in some of the most prestigious financial advisory groups, namely Rothschild & Cie, Paris and Credit Suisse. Rising swiftly through the ranks, she was named Director of the Foreign Exchange Desk at Goldman Sachs in London.

August 2008 brought a major shift in her life when she relocated to Hong Kong. Ariane was immediately struck by the womenโ€™s fashion sense and style, yet she was disappointed by the lack of fashionable, feminine and wearable designer brands on offer locally. To fill this void, in 2010, she opened her first concept store named โ€œRue Madame.โ€ She collaborated with Patricia and Nathalie Samson who have had distinguished careers in the international fashion world, owning well-established concept stores in Paris.

Over the past few years, Ariane has become a trusted fashion adviser, bent on finding the perfect look. She creates personalized wardrobes that are compatible with the lifestyle of each of her customers. Furthermore, Ariane insists upon providing the best products and services at a reasonable price. This combination has made Rue Madame one of hottest fashion concept store in Hong Kong, securing the fidelity of a steady clientele.

Her enthusiasm for fashion and her unrelenting attention to detail have drawn the attention of renowned international brands. The management of American Vintage and Phase Eight have recently appointed Ariane as partner and entrusted her with the development of stand-alone shops. She has officially set up the โ€œRue Madame Fashion Groupโ€ and was named as one of the โ€œ2013 Local Heroesโ€ by Hong Kong premier magazine, Ming Pao Weekly.

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