Vanessa’s career with Nan Fung Group began in 2013 and she is currently the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd. She oversees the Group’s Hong Kong property business, including design, project development, sales and leasing of its portfolio, as well as developing strategies and exploring new business opportunities for the Group.
Vanessa is also the Founder of The Mills, proudly announcing the initiation of The Mills project on the 60th anniversary of the Group. The Mills project is the Group’s landmark revitalization project of transforming the old Nan Fung Textile Mills factory – the Group’s founding business and once a Hong Kong leading producer of cotton – into a global destination for techstyle innovation, incubation, experimental retail, as well as textile-related art and culture. Through The Mills, Vanessa hopes to inspire the younger generation and intellectual development of Hong Kong, and elevate the younger generation’s leadership potential beyond the status quo.
Vanessa is also an advisory board member of the Master of Arts in Arts and Cultural Enterprise programme (Hong Kong) that is jointly delivered by UAL Central Saint Martins and HKU SPACE International College. Prior to joining the Group, she worked for AECOM (Asia) as a Landscape Designer, and was responsible for both public and private commercial and residential projects.
Vanessa graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and obtained her Master’s in Landscape Architecture, and prior to that, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology.