Arthur de Villepin
He has the looks and connections of a particularly debonair Frenchman—his father Dominique is a former French prime minister—but it’s the lifestyle group Arthur founded, Art de Vivre, that’s made the city sit up and take notice. With offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, it’s an umbrella under which Arthur runs various interests focused on introducing the best elements of French culture and tradition to Hong Kong and Mainland China. These interests include the Central restaurant Tartine, the Sheung Wan juice bar Mr Green Juice, the wine and art outfit, Pont des Arts, and the artistic endeavours of the Art de Vivre Agency and Yellow Korner. Quite an empire in the making for the young CEO.
Secret to Success: Channelling some of that famous discerning French taste in very interesting directions.
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