Christian Karl NOTHHAFT- Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Christian Karl NOTHHAFT, aged 58, was appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guoco Group Limited with effect from 15 April 2024.


Mr. Nothhaft serves as a non-executive director of Lam Soon (Hong Kong) Limited (a Hong Leong Group subsidiary listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited).


Mr. Nothhaft graduated from Munich University of Applied Science in Germany with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and also holds a Human Resources / Payroll Management Degree from DGFP (German Association for Human Resource Management). He has also attended the Harvard University YPO Presidents Program. Mr. Nothhaft has extensive experience in business management and advisory, strategic planning, retail, consumer products, network rollouts, e-commerce, digital transformation, people management, ESG and compliance.


Mr. Nothhaft was the Chief Executive Officer of Watsons Personal Care Stores, China and the managing director of Watsons Wine and Fortress Hong Kong. Before that, he was the regional managing director of Movenpick (Asia Restaurants Group). He is currently an independent non-executive director of DFI Retail Group Holdings Limited, with primary listing on London Stock Exchange and secondary listings in Singapore and Bermuda.

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