Debra Langley has deep 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.
Beyond her investment work, Debra is an advisor to early stage and established enterprises. She sits on the Advisory Board of DesignSingapore Council, Singapore’s national agency for design, is a member of the NRF Innovation Advisory Committee, and lends her expertise to several pioneering tech ventures that are reimagining fashion and popular culture.
Throughout her career, Debra has worked with both global businesses and startups. 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-U.S. 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 a business development position in New York for the international division of the Hearst Corporation.
Debra is a U.S. and New Zealand citizen, and a Singapore Permanent Resident.