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Cristina Ventura

Ventura X Ventures

Cristina's purpose is to be a catalyst for impact by connecting entrepreneurs, investors and corporates, catalyzing change and creating sustainable value for all stakeholders. Passionate about entrepreneurship, she is an active investor and advisor of FoF, VCs and startups focusing on sustainability, health & wellbeing and education through VenturaXVentures.com. She is advisor at The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, Asia's pre-eminent luxury lifestyle Group, leading innovation, corporate venturing and new ways to invest and partner.

She has worked in Luxury for the world's most prestigious companies such as LVMH, Gucci, Prada and Apple, and she represents an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity and innovation.Previously, Cristina led the opening of Apple in Hong Kong & South China markets, with high growth expansion and performance (~1,500 team members and 1.5B in revenue). Cristina was Regional Director at Prada Group APAC, and was involved in the preparation of Prada's IPO in Hong Kong. She was Director for Gucci Europe & Middle East, and worked for several years at LVMH in Europe and Asia.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Cristina studied Communication Sciences in Barcelona and Milano, where she earned the Erasmus grant. She is an Alumni at Harvard Business School, Stanford, Insead, and earned her Global EMBA at IESE & CEIBS. She teaches at HKUST, PolyU, IESE, Ramon Llull and her Harvard Case Study: 'Leading Innovation in the Luxury Industry.' She is Business Ambassador for her country to grow Digital & Tech sectors, and GBBC Ambassador for Singapore, and founded www.LUXARITY.com, a social venture with the vision to inspire a Conscious Living. It has been acquired by LCJG and is the first social venture to implement Blockchain technology to transform the future of luxury, retail and social impact ecosystems.

Cristina is a certified instructor of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki and started SiliconBali.io decelerator. She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and French, based in Singapore and Bali and working globally. She is an Officer of the Harvard Business School Alumni in Hong Kong and involved with several charity projects, including Community Leaders of Tomorrow, the HUB HK & Myanmar, and Bye Bye Plastic Bags Indonesia.

As a member of Class 25, Cristina is serving her fellowship at Ventura X Ventures under the mentorship of Linda A. Hill and Vasco van der Flier.