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Emma Sherrard Matthew

Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific

Quintessentially Group

Hong Kong, HK

Emma Sherrard Matthew

Biography

Emma Sherrard Matthew is Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, of Quintessentially Group. Emma launched the brand in Asia Pacific in 2005 and has been instrumental in building the business & company profile globally over the past decade.

Acting as an authoritative voice on lifestyle and travel trends, Emma partakes in regular interviews on Bloomberg and within international news titles and blogs. Her entrepreneurial flair and extensive global address book have rapidly positioned her as one of Hong Kong’s most dynamic businesswomen.

An active angel investor, Emma is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Private Family Members’ Club, Maggie & Rose, Board Advisor to Silentmode, ONDA and Rise Art, advisor to Shiza Shahid who co-founded the Malala Fund and NOW Ventures, as well as Board Advisor to the first social network for luxury vacation rentals, Stay One Degree.

Emma has a strong sense of commitment to social responsibility and is involved in a number of local charitable fundraising activities. She currently sits on the Board of Women Helping Women. Emma successfully launched and has hosted the annual ‘The Fayre of St John’s’ Christmas carol concert in Hong Kong raising nearly HKD 8 Million for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. She is an active member of YPO Pan Asia and formerly sat on the EXCO Board. She has also recently taken the role as a founding member of the Development Advisory Board of Somerset House in London.

Emma is a keen participant in competitive sports and challenges, including running the Great Wall, London and Hong Kong Marathons, hiking the 100k jungle Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and climbing Mt Kinabalu, Ben Nevis and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Emma Sherrard Matthew’s Newsfeed

Hong Kong’s start-up scene is still a man’s world ...

Hong Kong’s start-up scene is still a man’s world even if city tops the global ranks for gender diversity, women investors say. “I know when I walk into a room full of investors I am a minority,” said Emma Sherrard Matthew, a Hong-Kong based angel investor with a portfolio of 20 companies who focuses on supporting female entrepreneurs. She highlighted “Hong Kong definitely has room for improvement, but anywhere in the world does. There need to be more women champions.”

Redefining What Success Means For You

Emma Sherrard Matthew, former Global CEO and now Executive Chairman of Quintessentially, a luxury lifestyle membership, has had a ringside seat watching her ultra-wealthy clients navigate their work and lives. She noticed that time was the greatest luxury they were seeking. “Seeing all these incredible people, I noticed a trend. They have made an absolute fortune and they couldn’t spend it because they have no time.”

Emma Sherrard Matthew’s Background

Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific
Feb 2017 - Present
Hong Kong, HK
Quintessentially is a private Members' club with a 24-hour global concierge service. Emma was asked to launch the brand in Asia Pacific, with the first office in Hong Kong. Since then Emma has been instrumental in building the business and company profile globally.
CEO Asia Pacific
May 2015 - Jan 2017
Hong Kong, HK
Quintessentially Lifestyle is a private Members' club with a 24-hour global concierge service.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Non-Executive Director
Hong Kong, HK
Compare Retreats is an organisation that helps people find and compare the world’s leading wellness and fitness retreats. The retreats are tried and tested by certified health professionals with supported in-depth reviews.
Member and Former Member of the EXCO Board, Pan Asia
Hong Kong, HK
YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, grow and learn. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential & innovative business leaders.
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Philanthropy

Supporter
Hong Kong, HK
PathFinders was established in 2007 to protect vulnerable and unsupported children and their migrant mothers. The charity provides shelter, food, education, health and legal support to help them build a brighter future.
Supporter
Hong Kong, HK
Mother’s Choice is a charity that was founded in 1987 in aid of supporting pregnant teenagers and children without families.
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Emma Sherrard Matthew’s Education

BA Upper Class Hons 2:1, Tourism and History of Art
1995 - 1998