Edwin Keh

Edwin Keh

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)


Mr Edwin Keh is the CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He also teaches supply chain operations in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
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 international consumer goods and retail companies. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

2024 Sustainability Goals:

HKRITA will be launching an ambitious initiative called “The Open Lab.” The Open Lab aims to provide agile solutions for the textiles, apparel, and fashion industries in addressing climate change. It will serve as a collaborative space located in Hong Kong and will be launched in September 2024. We invite partners to join forces in developing technologies that drive sustainability initiatives at the forefront of the fashion and textiles industry. The intention is to fund projects and rapidly scale outcomes, making resources widely available to tackle the challenges posed by climate change.