ECHO LU

International Managing Director, Holland Barret

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This week, Holland Barrett’s International Managing Director, Echo Lu, who has full P&L for 17 international markets across EMEA. She also sits as Non-Executive Director for Coats Group (FTSE250) and was previously the MD for Homebase as well as holding several senior positions at Tesco including the COO of China.

1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
We are not who we think we are. What we think is who we are.

2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given?
Go down the path of least resistance! That’s how most people who live unfulfilling and unsatisfactory lives make decisions.

3. What would you tell your younger self?
The words that matters most are the words you say to yourself.

4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
There is a huge amount of innovation in health and wellness, enabled by technology and R&D. From understanding of our own DNA and gut health, to inside beauty out and sleep optimisation, there is always something interesting and exciting going on, which presents great growth opportunities!

5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My husband, who really helps me understand what the most important things in life are. He is the most kind and selfless person I know and makes me a better person.

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