Edwin Keh

Edwin Keh

CEO - Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles & Apparel (HKRITA)

Mr Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He teaches supply chain operations.

Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement. Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design. The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC) sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.

Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods and retail companies. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Edwin serves on the Board of Whittier College, CA, and is on the advisory board of multiple social enterprises and NGOs including the Expert Panel of H&M Foundation’s Global Change Award for year 2018 & 2019.

Edwin was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2020 by the HKSAR Gov for his research work during the pandemic.  He was named the best of Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders by Inside Retail Hong Kong in 2019 and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in Technology and Digital sector, and a recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award. Edwin holds multiple IPs which won global invention awards.