Gary Chan, CEO – The CFO Centre, Hong Kong & Greater China
Gary is the Greater China CEO of the The CFO Centre Group Limited, a company that provides time-shared chief financial officers services to client companies. He is also the independent non-executive director (and Chairman of the respective audit committees) of LHN Group (HKEX:1730; SGX:410) and TOMO Holding (HKEX:8463). He is a seasoned finance executive and an entrepreneur. He has advised companies across various disciplines and industries including consumer products and services, financial services, food and beverage, logistics, media, renewable energy, recruitment services, and technology.
Gary was also the corporate finance director of TNG (Asia) Limited, a financial technology company based in Hong Kong, between April 2015 and February 2017. He has assisted in the company’s successful application of the stored value facility licence to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (‘‘HKMA’’), with the licence being granted in August 2016. During the process, Mr. Chan has overseen the process of fulfilling all the necessary business requirements set out by the HKMA including internal controls and placement of its senior management team.
From August 2009 to August 2013, Mr. Chan was a partner at Creat Capital Company Limited (‘‘Creat’’), a company that focuses on private equity investments. During his tenure, Mr. Chan reported to the board of directors and was involved in the origination of corporate advisory and corporate finance transactions for Creat.
Mr. Chan started his career with KPMG in Toronto, Canada in 1998 under that firm’s real estate practice. In January 2001, he joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hong Kong as an accountant under that firm’s reorganisation services group and his last position held was manager before he moved to Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Ltd., a service company of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, as manager from June 2005 to March 2007. From March 2007 to February 2009 Mr. Chan assumed the position of an associate in the fixed income, currency and commodities division of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong.
Mr. Chan obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada in May 1998 and a master’s degree in accounting from the same university in October 1998. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in Canada in 2000.