David Jou

Edgy, but relatable. Sassy, but tasteful. Under David’s management as CEO, Pomelo has risen as one of Thailand’s hottest e-commerce fashion brands. Successfully raising some of the biggest rounds of venture capital in the country, his company now has offices in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and China and caters to customers in 44 countries across the globe. Prior to Pomelo’s debut, the Korean tech entrepreneur co-founded the hugely successful Lazada Thailand, so it’s no surprise that he enjoys the competition, challenge and adventure of building a regional brand. “I would love to see Thailand building businesses more confidently throughout Asia. There’s so much talent and resources in this country that haven’t yet been fully tapped,” he says. His plans for 2017 and beyond? Continuing to build a strong business that everyone involved can be proud of.

Definition of success: Making the best decisions day in and day out, as well as knowing one’s values and having the ability to act on those values.