Stephen Chan Chi Wan
|Chinese name||陳志雲 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈志云 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Zhìyún (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||can4 zi3 wan4 (Cantonese)|
|Ancestry||Yunfu, Guangdong, China|
20 December 1958 |
|Other name(s)||Vulgar Chan (韋家晴)|
|Occupation||General manager of Television Broadcasts Limited, (2003 – 2012)
CEO of Commercial Radio Hong Kong
Stephen Chan Chi Wan, born 1958, is the chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Hong Kong, and was the general manager of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). On December 9, 2011 Chan announced his resignation as GM effective April 2012.
He initially joined the HK government as an administrative officer. He then spent four years in London lobbying for the right of abode for Hong Kong people. In 1991 he returned to HK and served as assistant commissioner of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. He was also working a part-time disc jockey position with the RTHK, when was known as "'Wai Ka Ching (Vulgar Chan)'".
In April 2002, Chan was promoted to Assistant General Manager at TVB. In April 2004, he was officially made the General Manager of broadcasting. His popularity increased when he began airing the show, Be My Guest, in which he interviews Hong Kong celebrities in 2006.
On 11 March 2010, Chan together with his personal assistant and 3 other employees of TVB were arrested by the ICAC. The other arrested included Wilson Chan Wing-suen, Wilson Chin Kwok-wai, Ning Jin and Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun. TVB confirmed that three of their employees were involved, and that their duties and work had been suspended pending further development. On 16 September 2010, Chan was formally charged by ICAC with corruption and conspiracy to defraud TVB.
Chan was cleared of charges relating to some activities at TVB in November 2010, but three other incidents relating to bribery and conspiracy to defraud are still being investigated. Chan resumed his TVB duties on 16 November, but his duties will not involve artist management and casting arrangement.
- South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Colourful TVB boss who took an unusual path to broadcasting fame. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
- The Standard (HK). "The Standard.com." Hands-on operator is a natural on either side of the camera. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
- Yesasia.com. "Yesasia.com." 台慶鉅獻: 冰天動地. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
- Stephen Chan
- The Standard (HK). "The Standard.com." Show graft. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
- MAK, Adrian Yau Kee (11 March 2010). "Announcement". Television Broadcasts Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
- Cecil Wong, "ICAC charges TVB boss with bribery," RTHK, 16 September 2010.
- O'Keeffe, Kate (16 November 2010). "TVB's Chan to Resume Manager Duties". The Wall Street Journal.