Anson Chan

Chairman & CEO, Bonds Group of Companies

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A respected Hong Kong businessman, Mr. Chan has accumulated a wide variety of management and investment experience. Since 2007, he has served as a Chairman & CEO of his family’s multiple billion dollar real estate development and investment empire, the Bonds Group of Companies, which owns both commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties in prime locations of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, the USA and the U.K. Before joining his family business, Mr. Chan was an associate director in the proprietary investment group of the leading Japanese investment bank Nomura International from 2000 to 2004, and of AIG Investment Corporation from 1998 to 2000. He was responsible for developing new investment opportunities in private equity in Greater China.

In addition, Mr. Chan is a seed investor and responsible officer of the Evenstar Fund, which is a US$350 million Asia-focused hedge fund. From 2005 to 2008, He also served as a senior advisor to Elliott Associates, which is a leading U.S. based activist investment fund founded by Mr. Paul Singer with assets under management in excess of US$10 billion.

Mr. Chan received his secondary and post-secondary education in the North America. In 1986, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S and a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada.

Being the eldest son of the late philanthropist Dr. Chan Shu Kui who founded Chan’s Educational Organization in Hong Kong, Anson continues to dedicate part of his free time to managing and supervising the operations and future strategy of the Organization’s schools.

The schools within Chan’s Educational Organization include one secondary school and two primary schools: namely Chan Sui Kui Memorial School, and two Chan’s Creative Schools. Together, these schools have over 2,500 students and 200 teaching and non-teaching staff.

Mr. Chan also participates actively in various civic organizations such as Better Hong Kong Foundation, Rotary International, The Hong Kong Fringe Club, the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong, and University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation, and the Fudan University Development Foundation in Shanghai.