Our Chairman – Mr. John C. Chan

Qualifications

  • Fellow member and past president (1981) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (FCIS)

Experiences

1970-1988: the Jardine Matheson Group, the longest established and once the most influential conglomerate in Hong Kong, in which he served in 11 senior positions including:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Zung Fu Co. Ltd. (distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Hong Kong)
  • Chief Executive Officer of Gammon Construction Ltd.
  • Director of Jardine Matheson Co. Limited
  • Director of Jardine shipping Limited
  • Group General Manager

1989-1994: Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Group (ALJ)

ALJ was the largest private company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by turnover, and was the distributor of the following brands:

  • Toyota & Lexus
  • Toshiba (electronic and electrical appliances)
  • Akai (sound systems)
  • Philco (electrical appliances)

During Mr. Chan’s stay in the KSA,

  • the market share of Toyota increased significantly from 33% to 40%, Saudi Arabia became Toyota’s 2nd  biggest export market for cars and auto parts
  • the 1st Lexus Centre in the Middle East was built
  • ALJ became the top 5 Toyota distributor for after-sales service in the world

1994: Mr. Chan returned to Hong Kong and has devoted to the development of  the OTL growth ever since.