THE STORY OF A LIFETIME
Robert WAN, whose father left China for Tahiti in 1904, is a businessman working at a crossroad of cultures. Although he has French nationality, Polynesia remains his beloved motherland, while China reflects his origins. His multi cultural identity is a powerful source of energy.
Bursting with a fierce desire for unrivalled success, Robert WAN entered the working world at age of 19. He firstly gained experience as an employee who loved a job well-done. He quickly moved to partner status before establishing his own companies.
THE FIRST ENCOUNTER
In 1974, Robert WAN travelled Japan, the birthplace of the cultured pearl industry, to meet Professor Sato, a well-known figure in cultured pearl production who had worked with the legendary Kokichi Mikimoto, pioneer and father of commercial pearl farming.
Having started with nothing, Robert WAN has managed to rank the Tahitian cultured pearl as the only French, the star of haute-joaillerie.