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Debra Langley

Senior Advisor

Debra Langley has a wealth of experience in fashion, retail and technology. She is a Venture Partner with Lyra Ventures, a Singapore-based fund investing globally in B2B solutions and new commerce models that are transforming the fashion/retail industry. She is also a Senior Advisor to LABEL Ventures, a global platform that invests in building high-potential premium fashion and water brands.

Beyond her investment work, Debra is an advisor to early stage and established enterprises. She is a Board Member for WRAP, a US-based non-profit that ensures social compliance in apparel manufacturing. She also sits on the Advisory Board of DesignSingapore Council, Singapore’s national agency for design, and the NRF US Innovation Advisory Committee, and she lends her expertise to several pioneering tech ventures that are reimagining fashion and popular culture.

Debra has a proven track record of working with businesses of all sizes. She was the founder of an omnichannel retail venture specializing in contemporary Asian fashion brands, and she has served as President, DKNY JEANS International, leading the business in all non-US markets, and President APAC for Borderlinx, a global ecommerce enabler. Earlier, in partnership with philanthropist Michael Milken, she was a co-founder of an online health and wellness platform, and she held an APAC business development position in New York for the international division of the Hearst Corporation.

Debra is a US and New Zealand citizen, and a Singapore Permanent Resident.

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