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Throwback on Meet the CEO - Carrefour Taiwan

April 11, we held our first session of Meet the CEO in 2023 with with the CEO of Carrefour Taiwan Lawrence Wang and his team, the Marketing Director Sophia Huang, Merchandise Division Director Sharon Huang and the Chief Sustainability Officer Foundation Executive Chief Marilyn SU.


We sincerely thank the Carrefour team for the kind hospitality and for generously sharing their business tips and expertise.


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Luc OREVE, the founder and chief editor of

Luc OREVE, the founder and chief editor of hopes to grow an audience on his webzine platform catered for French readers on living and lifestyle in Taiwan.

Lawrence was quick to offer the fun survey results of where people came from in their Ximen store.

The team suggests Luc find his unique tone of voice to offer in-depth analysis targeting his readers. Luc thanked the team for their insights and kind help.

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Angelica Urbina, Kimberly Chen and Leon Wang from Faberico

Angelica Urbina, Kimberly Chen and Leon Wong are the National Chengchi University championing team Faberico of the Hult Prize Foundation. Their initiative of using recycled textiles in building sustainable hospital bedframes in Latin America won praise and attention from the panel.

Lawrence and Marilyn suggest the team start from Taiwan. Once the beds comply with the health and safety standards, the next big step is to find a cooperating hospital locally that can then prove the workability and business model of ESG beds abroad.

Faberco appreciated the advice and recommendations from Carrefour as one of the most helpful pieces of advice in their project trajectory where they’ve been in consulting with over 30 parties.

Charlotte Dubois and Steven Le Niniven from Balicha

Charlotte Dubois and Steven Le Niniven are two chef-turned-entrepreneurs and founders of #Balicha. The two have been providing their #herbalblended #tea from Taichung alongside their crêpe and dessert business.

Originally they came to consult on the packaging and how they could shift their business from B2B, e-commerce to retail and supermarket.

“what’s your story,” asked Lawrence.

Nowadays, consumers connect more with their brands through stories. Bringing out their personal experiences and their profession as chefs could entrust buyers and grow their followers.

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#MeetTheCEO is an initiative of the CCIFT that provides opportunities for start-ups and SMEs to connect 1:1 with CEOs of world-renowned brands to discuss their goals and challenges.

We bring together CEOs from diverse industries with expert insights into the international trends while with the most in-depth knowledge of the local Taiwanese market.