Stanley Szeto is Executive Chairman of Lever Style Inc.
Recognized for his vision and innovation, Stanley won the EY (Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018. Earlier in his career, he received the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong from the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2009. Stanley is a frequent guest speaker on CNBC and other business news channels.
As Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Textile Council, the trade group representing almost all major apparel and textile trade associations in Hong Kong, Stanley acts as the voice for the industry. He represented the Textile and Apparel sector as an Election Committee member to select the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017.
Keenly involved in the industry, Stanley serves as Board Member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, an interdisciplinary research center and innovation think tank at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He is also Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers Association, Director of the Federation of Hong Kong Garments Manufacturers, Director of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, past Member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing Industries, and past Member of Hong Kong Government’s Textiles Advisory Board.
Outside of the industry, Stanley serves on the Trade and Industry Department’s Small and Medium Enterprises Committee to advise the Hong Kong Government on issues affecting small businesses. He is also past Council Member of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, past Chairman of the Hong Kong chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), past Chairman of the Hong Kong chapter of Mensa, and past President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Lever Style, Stanley worked at J.P. Morgan’s investment banking department and at Prudential Asset Management Asia Ltd. ("PAMA"), a pan-Asian buyout firm. Stanley served on the boards of companies in PAMA’s portfolio, focusing on strategy and management issues.
Stanley graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, triple-majoring in Finance, Entrepreneurial Management, and Legal Studies.