Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Front Page -

Chair­man of the Bonds Group, an in­vest­ment firm with £1bn worth of prop­erty and in­vest­ments in Hong Kong, China, Canada, the US, the UK and south east Asia, he has been a high-fly­ing fig­ure in the world of finance for many years.

The Bonds Group was formed in the 1960s by his par­ents – phi­lan­thropists Dr Chan Shu Kui and Dr Anita Chan Lai-ling.

Be­fore join­ing the fam­ily busi­ness both he and his sib­lings were sent abroad to study – with Mr Chan study­ing in North Amer­ica. He worked for ac­coun­tancy firm Ernst & Young be­fore be­com­ing a pri­vate eq­uity fund man­ager at AIG.

He then held a suc­ces­sion of roles in ma­jor in­vest­ment banks be­fore tak­ing over the fam­ily busi­ness in 2007 when his mother died.

He once said: “If it wasn’t for the fam­ily busi­ness, my dream job was to be a univer­sity pro­fes­sor fol­low­ing my fa­ther who had ded­i­cated his life to ed­u­ca­tion.”

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