Cristina Ventura

Cristina has been working in Luxury, Retail and Technology for over 20 years for the world’s most prestigious luxury companies as LVMH, Gucci, Prada, Apple and Lane Crawford Joyce Group, and she represents an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity and innovation.
She is the founder & CEO of VenturaXVentures, with the purpose to be a Catalyst for Impact through advisory & investment.

She is currently Advisor for Lane Crawford Joyce Group, responsible to forge connections to bring knowledge and create a diverse network for the Group, stimulating ideas and new ways to invest and to partner. Cristina founded LUXARITY.com, a social venture with the vision to inspire a Conscious Living. Its mission is to build a community that shares the SDG values, selling curated pre-loved luxury goods, collaborating with strategic partners and giving all the benefits back to the community through grants. LUXARITY 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.

Before joining LCJG, Cristina has been leading Apple’s team and high growth expansion in Hong Kong and China, the fastest and largest growth market for Apple globally. She grew her team to over 1,500 members covering the markets of Hong Kong and South China, which made an important contribution to Apple’s $8.8 billion revenues in the region.

Previously, Cristina was Regional Director at Prada Group, where she was responsible for the business development of Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe brands, covering 12 countries and over 100 locations with 1,500 employees throughout the Asia Pacific Region, and was involved in the preparation of Prada’s IPO in Hong Kong. Previously, she was the Operations Director for Gucci Europe & Middle East, and worked for several years at LVMH Fashion Group in Europe and Asia, where she was responsible for business development & growth, marketing and operations.

She started her career at Louis Vuitton London through a Leonardo da Vinci grant from the European Union. Cristina studied Communication Sciences from Ramon Lull University in Barcelona and Milano, where she earned the Erasmus grant. She studied and is Alumni at Harvard Business School GMP, at the Stanford Executive Program, the YMP at Insead in Singapore & Paris, and the SEP Program for China at Tsinghua and CEIBS, Singularity University, Venture Capital & Investment program at Stanford, the Global Executive MBA at IESE & CEIBS, and part of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

She has been selected by the government as Business Senior Advisor to foster foreign investment and commercial development, and to be Ambassador of Barcelona Tech City & The Collider from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, to represent and grow globally the Digital & Tech sectors.
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 working globally. She is an Officer of the Harvard Alumni in HK & Singapore, leading HBS New Ventures Singapore Club, YPO member and involved with projects with the UN Accelerator Labs connecting Family Offices to support sustainability, education & innovation.