White Star Capital
Cristina has been working in Luxury and technology for over 20 years for the world’s most pres-tigious luxury companies as LVMH, Gucci, Prada, Apple and Lane Crawford Joyce Group. She represents an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity digitalization and innovation.
She is General Partner & Chief Catalyst Officer at White Star Capital, a multi-stage global tech investment platform with 1 Billion AUM. Her role is to be a Catalyst for Growth by connecting human capital globally, fostering business growth for our partners by collaborating across ecosystems with family offices, institutional investors and strategic corporates, and optimizing platform value for all our stakeholders
Previously she was Chief Catalyst Officer at Lane Crawford Joyce Group, responsible to create a network for the Group, stimulating ideas and new ways to invest and to partner. LCJGroup.com is Asia's pre-eminent luxury lifestyle Group, with brand management and distribu-tion for over 1,500 lifestyle brands. Cristina founded LUXARITY, the first social venture to imple-ment Blockchain technology to transform the future of luxury ecosystem. It was acquired by LCJG.
Before joining LCJG, Cristina led the opening of APPLE Hong Kong & south China, the fastest and largest market growth for Apple globally. She grew her team to over 1,500 members, which made an important contribution to Apple’s $8.8 billion revenues during the Asia opening.
Previously, Cristina was Regional Director at PRADA Group, where she was responsible for the business development of Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe brands, covering 12 countries through-out Asia, being involved in the preparation of Prada’s IPO in Hong Kong. Previously, she was the Operations Director for GUCCI Europe & Middle East, and worked for several years at LVMH Fashion Group in Europe and Asia, where she was responsible for business development & growth. She started her career at Louis Vuitton London through a Leonardo da Vinci grant from the European Union.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Cristina is the founder of VenturaXVentures, with the vision to be a Catalyst for Impact through advisory and investment. Cristina is member of the Global Family Office Circle and co-invests and partners with family offices globally. VXV Mission is to create an ecosystem that ignites impact and creates value for all stakeholders by:
· Connecting global talent: Human, Financial & Value Capital (Entrepreneurs, FO, PE, VCs)
· Catalyzing growth and collaborating across ecosystems focusing on sustainable investment
· Creating value by advising and co-investing in purpose driven entrepreneurs with Family Offices and investment funds, focusing on global growth investments on Consumer Tech, Sustainability, Blockchain & Education
Cristina earned the Erasmus Grant and studied Communication Sciences from Ramon Lull University in Barcelona and Milano. She did her Global Executive MBA at IESE & CEIBS China and is Alumni at Insead, Harvard Business School, Stanford and currently part of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
She has participated as a luxury specialist and keynote speaker at HBS, MIT, LBS, IMD, INSEAD, GBBC, TechInnovation and taught MBA classes in Hong Kong & Shanghai at HKUST, PolyU, IESE & CEIBS. She is currently teaching her Harvard Case Study: “Leading Innovation in the Luxury Industry” and IESE Case Study “A Catalyst Journey during Corona Times”.
She is an Officer of the Harvard Alumni in HK & on the Board of HBS Singapore Club, leading HBS New Ventures & SME and is a YPO Asia United member, leading Communications for the chapter.
She is on the board of several companies she invests in, on the board of Vogue Singapore & Vogue Foundation, and advisor at TaFF & Design Singapore Tech for Good Program (part of EDB), with the objective of making Singapore the innovative lifestyle hub in Asia. Cristina is ambassador at GBBC - Global Blockchain Business Council - and advisor at Barcelona Tech and The Collider, part of Mobile World Congress, with the focus to represent and grow globally the Blockchain, Digital & Tech sectors.
Cristina is a certified instructor of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki and started SiliconBali.io decelerator.
She speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French, based in Singapore and working globally.
As a member of Class 25, Cristina is serving her fellowship at White Star Capital under the mentorship of Linda A. Hill and Vasco van der Flier.