ABOUT GILL CAPITAL

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

established in 2007

by seasoned entrepreneur J.S. Gill. It is a Singapore-based company which operates a group of brands and businesses with world-class credentials.

Gill Capital closely observes global market trends to anticipate what the world wants next.

Building on more than three decades of experience in the Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern markets, Gill Capital cherry-picks the best of global brands and creates innovative retail concepts to give its customers exactly what they want. Sometimes, before they even know they want it.

What the World Wants Next - this springs to mind when describing the ever-expanding constellation of Gill Capital’s stellar brands. From award-winning home-grown concept Candylicious, to fast fashion phenomena H&M, its brands represent the very best of their categories.

Encompassing nine companies and spanning three countries, Gill Capital is a powerhouse of almost clairvoyant creativity, innovation and business acumen Industry observers wonder out loud – what will they do next?

COMPANY ETHOS

THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION AND THE QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE RUN DEEP

at every level of the organisation. Fresh new concepts evolve from an open-minded receptiveness to new technology, new artistic movements, new lifestyle trends… and to everything that’s going on in the world today

Success is achieved through the collective efforts of passionate individuals working together towards clear, common goals.

MISSION

To identify, create and operate brands that deliver valuable and memorable experiences for our customers.

VISION

To be the brand custodian of choice for the world’s leading brands, and to create innovative brands that set new standards of excellence in the retail industry.

VALUES

Growth at all levels

Innovative mindset to remain relevant

Leadership to inspire teamwork

Love for lifelong learning

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

HIS REPUTATION PRECEDES HIM

J.S. Gill is blessed with an almost clairvoyant ability to foresee trends and an intrepid pioneering spirit, his name is synonymous with the most successful brands in Asia.

J.S. Gill’s first business empire, RSH Ltd (Royal Sporting House), spanned 520 free-standing stores, 570 shop-in-shops and 28 retail concepts. A publicly listed company, it enjoyed annual sales of more than US$1 billion.

Among the scores of brands helmed by J.S. Gill under RSH Ltd were the fashion phenomena Zara, Mango, Ted Baker, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear; iconic sports brands Reebok, Nike, Adidas and Puma; active lifestyle brands Lacoste, Quicksilver, Roxy and Diesel; and prestigious golfing brands Callaway, Mizuno, Wilson and Greg Norman.

In 2007, J.S. sold his majority share in RSH Ltd to a Middle Eastern consortium that made him an offer ‘too good to refuse’. In the same year, he took stock of his options, surveyed the retail landscape, and laid the foundations for his next business empire – Gill Capital.

HISTORY