Sherry Chen (politician)

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Sherry Chen
陈阡蕙
Member of Parliament: National Council of Province for Gauteng
In office
January 21, 2009[1][2] – September 2010[3]
Member of Parliament for Boksburg, Johannesburg
City Councillor: Johannesburg City Council
In office
2000[1] – 2004
Personal details
Born Chen Qianhui (, Chén Qiānhuì)[4]
(1955-12-15) 15 December 1955 (age 58)
Taipei, Taiwan
Political party Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s) Vincent Lin[1]
Alma mater National Taiwan University (B.A. in Trade and Commerce)[5]
Profession Businesswomen, Politician
Website Sherry Chen: DA Member of the NCOP for Gauteng

Sherry Chen (Chinese: 陈阡蕙; pinyin: Chén Qiānhuì) is a South African businesswomen and member of Parliament. Chen immigrated to South Africa in 1981.[5] First working at a textile factory as an English sectary for a Taiwanese firm that later went bankrupt. She then did odd jobs for a while before getting a job at a travel agency.[2][6]

Chen eventually went on to found four highly successful companies involved in a myriad of different commercial activities. Chen became involved in politics in 1994 through her activities with the Chinese community in South Africa.[2][5] Due to business commitments she did not run for office until she successfully ran for a seat on the Johannesburg city council, taking her seat in 2000. In 2004 she was elected to as a member of Parliament.[6] In September 2010 Chen resigned from her position in government to focus more on her business interests and social welfare work.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Award - Randburg Business Person of the Year
  • Award - Gauteng Business Person of the Year
  • Award - Outstanding Achievement for Overseas Chinese Person
  • Award - Top 19 Global Chinese Business Woman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who's Who: Sherry Chen". Who's Who South Africa. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "积极参政服务华社记活跃于南非政坛的华人议员". news.xinhuanet.com (in Simplified Chinese) (Beijing, China: Xinhua). October 31, 2006. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "DA: Statement by Athol Trollip, Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader, on new appointments and potfolios in the DA shadow cabinet". Polity. September 6, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "南非国会的首位华人陈阡蕙:破茧而出的中国蝴" (in Simplified Chinese). CCTV. 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sherry Chen: DA Member of the NCOP for Gauteng". Democratic Alliance. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "陳阡蕙-走出國會永遠心繫華人". 6 October 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010.