Ronnie Chan

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The Honourable
Ronnie Chan
GBM
Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties.jpg
Ronnie Chan
Native nameChinese: 陳啟宗
Chan Chi-chung
Born1949 (age 68–69)
British Hong Kong
OccupationProperty developer
Spouse(s)Barbara Chan
Children2
RelativesGerald Chan (brother) [1]
Ronnie Chan
Traditional Chinese陳啟宗

Ronnie Chan Chi-chung GBM (Chinese: 陳啟宗; born 1949) is a Hong Kong billionaire businessman.

Education[edit]

In 1976, Chan received his MBA from the University of Southern California.[2][3] [4]

Chan has received honorary doctorates from Tel Aviv University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1991 he became the chairman of Hang Lung Group and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties. As of 2014, it was one of the largest real estate developers in Hong Kong.[6] He succeeded the chairman position in the companies from his uncle. He is also the vice-president of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a Co-Chairman of the Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and an advisor to the China Development Research Foundation of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

He has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think-tanks and universities, including China Foreign Affairs University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and his alma mater, the University of Southern California. [7][8]

He was a director of Enron Corporation and a member of its audit committee when it filed for bankruptcy as a result of fraud.[9] In November 2009, he attended the Horasis Global China Business Meeting in Lisbon, where his criticisms of American financial policy garnered widespread attention.[10]

Philanthropy[edit]

In September 2014, Chan's family, through their Morningside Foundation[11], donated US$350 million and US$20 million to Harvard University and the University of Southern California, respectively. [12] [13] [14]

In 1996, Chan began providing yearly financial assistance to needy students at top universities in China.[15]

Personal[edit]

Chan is married to Barbara Chan and has two sons. [12] [13]

In 2004, Chan's son Adriel Chan received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from USC. Chan's other son Adley Chan earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology, as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from USC. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes. Hong Kong's 40 Richest. 28 Jan 2008. "forbes.com". Retrieved Dec 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Ronnie C. Chan ENRON profile
  3. ^ Ronnie Chan Chi-chung Hanglung profile
  4. ^ USC. Ronnie C. Chan. "usc.edu". Retrieved Dec 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Committee of 100. Member Roster. "committee100.org". Retrieved Dec 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Liu, Juliana (2014-09-19). "Hong Kong's tycoon philanthropist Ronnie Chan". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ "Ronnie Chan". Institute for New Economic Thinking. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  8. ^ Staff, WSJ. "Ronnie Chan: Don't Forget China's Problems". WSJ. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  9. ^ "Enron's Cast of Characters and Their Stock Sales". Trinity University. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Wall Street's Ego Bubble", Newsweek, 17 November 2009
  11. ^ Morningside Foundation
  12. ^ a b Tsang, Denise. Ronnie Chan: philanthropist taking charity through the roof. 22 September, 2014. "scmp.org". Retrieved Dec 5, 2016.
  13. ^ a b c Raymond, Jessica. Chan family gift creates first named, endowed occupational therapy program in nation. 17 September 2014. "usc.edu". Retrieved Dec 5, 2016.
  14. ^ Conversation with Ronnie Chan on Philanthropy
  15. ^ Liu, Juliana (2014-09-19). "Hong Kong's tycoon philanthropist Ronnie Chan". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-02-16.

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