iTWO World Speaker

Richard Hopkins

Senior Vice President


Since its inception in 2016, Richard has been the Chief Operating Officer of YTWO Formative, the joint venture between Flex & RIB. YTWO Formative integrates world leading technology “YTWO engine” to create a transformative Enterprise IT solution that integrates all elements and stakeholders of construction processes. Included in the YTWO Enterprise IT solution is a state-of-the-art Supply Chain Management module. YTWO Formative will deliver up to 30% overall benefit and make houses affordable and eco-friendly for the society.

Prior to joining YTWO Formative, Richard was Senior Vice President of Operation for Flex’s operations in South China and India which included responsibility for manufacturing plants and supply chains in Zhuhai, Skudai, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Chennai, employing some 50,000 people.

Richard has 30 years’ experience managing manufacturing operations and supply chains, and has been based in Hong Kong and China for the past 27 years. Prior to joining Flex, he held senior management positions with Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Friwo, and Astec.

Joint hands with RIB, Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World, has now joined the digitalization and industrialization transformation of the building and housing industries through their joint venture YTWO Formative, and delivers innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to the global building and housing industries.

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