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Emma Sherrard Matthew

Quintessentially Group

Hong Kong, HK

Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific

Quintessentially Group

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 currently sits 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 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

Board Advisor
2018 - Present
Hong Kong, HK
Silentmode create smart relaxation solutions that help people reduce stress & improve performance.
Board Advisor
2018 - Present
London, UK
The Onda platform is a global values-based network allowing its members to connect with each other at the world’s most unique members clubs, creative work spaces & private properties, while sharing meaningful experiences and cultivating positive impact among inspiring people.
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Philanthropy

Supporter
Jan 2014 - Present
Hong Kong, HK
Emma launched and 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. Based on the popular London event ‘The Fayre of St James’, the Hong Kong event has seen many guests of Hong Kong’s society come together for the Christmas event of the season, in aid of cancer sufferers and their families.
Supporter
London, UK
The aim of Quintessentially Foundation is to improve the education, health and welfare of disadvantaged children and young people worldwide, allowing them to fulfil their potential and realise their dreams.
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Emma Sherrard Matthew’s Education

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