Profile – Anne Chan

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Anne Chan

CEO of Elite Thai Boxing

  • Qualified lawyer in HK, UK, Singapore & Australia
  • Council Member of HK Federation of Women Lawyers (Former President for 8 terms)
  • Organising Committee of Social Enterprise Summit
  • Board Member of The Society of Rehabilitation & Crime Prevention
  • Co-Founder of the Ripples Action

Past Experiences

  • Head of HK Office, Legal Representative, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of SMIC
  • Lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, Helped to start up IP department for Baker & McKenzie, Singapore Office
  • 2010 Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award by the Law Society of HK
  • 2015 Hong Kong Outstanding Women Volunteers Award by YWCA

 

Anne is a qualified lawyer of HK, UK, Singapore and Australia, and a blogger on young people and parenting @ vinvest. In 2015, Anne founded a social enterprise called Elite Thai Boxing and Fitness Ltd, which aims to use Thai Boxing to help underprivileged groups, including at risk youths (use Thai boxing to fight against drug and alcohol addiction , to gain confidence and perseverance , to gain job opportunities), depression patients (Box Off Depression Program), elderly to gain vitality and strength. Anne led Elite to establish collaboration with venue partners like Jockey Club and SCAA; JP Morgan, Microsoft, HK Broadband internship program; and NGOs like the Social Enterprise Summit. Anne introduced Elite Corporate Programs to help companies like Chow Tai Fook, DBS, vTech and BOC improve their Team-building and HR/CSR. Before Elite, Anne helped SMIC from startup to become the largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturer in Mainland China, and listed on both HKSE and NYSE in 2004, and started HK and Shenzhen offices for it. Anne was its Head of HK Office, Legal Representative, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer. Anne started her career as a trainee and lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, the largest law firm in the world.Anne has been a Council member of HK Federation of Women Lawyers and was its President for 8 terms; Executive Committee of the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention (SRACP), and active in other NGOs and associations.
Anne received various awards for charitable works and services, including 2010 Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award by the Law Society of Hong Kong, and the 2015 Hong Kong Outstanding Women Volunteers Award by YWCA.

Anne likes to live with dreams and passion like youth in their 20+s: learn new things, meet new people, explore new ideas, experience new interests, do new projects… To her, meaning in life is to enjoy good and beautiful things in life with other people, and the Chinese saying: 助人為快樂之本, added with fun, love, creativity.

 

商界至社企追夢推動者

2014年2月在觀看鄧樹榮導演的<打轉教室>時,Anne 都有一個夢想:由一名肥阿姐變身為身手敏捷的武打女星!

鄧導願意俾 Anne 一個夢想成真的機會;條件係Anne 必須要在六個月內成功瘦身及練好武打招式。在泰拳及纖體教練 Eden 協助下,Anne 於8月成功瘦身23磅並在慈善版<打轉教室>演出敏捷動作。

Anne 感激 Eden 之餘,亦察覺到他雖然學歷不高,卻很有運動細胞、商業頭腦,而且辦事認真、努力上進,就決定扶助他創業的夢想,成立 Elite Thai Boxing and Fitness Ltd 這個社企。

Anne 透過這社企,幫助更多其他人夢想成真,包括失落的年青人戒毒及尋回方向,肥胖女士成功瘦身及年輕化,長者身壯力健及活力充沛,精神病患者戒酒及心情愉快…Anne 80歲的媽媽,好羨慕Anne 可以減去肚腩,便試試跟隨 Eden 學泰拳,亦感染到88歲的老伴一起玩。倆老玩左一年多,Anne 媽媽覺得自己夢想成真: 雖然曾經做過換膝蓋手術,但仍然能透過泰拳運動,令自己的平衡力、靈活性增強之餘, 貪靚的她覺得自己腰圍少了,肚腩亦逐漸扁平!

Anne 除左在傳媒訪問中鼓勵大家追夢,亦四出向中學生、大學生(包括來自星加坡大學)、實習生(包括來自香港寬頻、JP Morgan、Microsoft)、律師、商界、社福界等分享追夢及社企理念。

就算在商界,夢想亦是推動企業發展的重要因素。Anne 在全球最大律師事務所 Baker & McKenzie 當律師時,部門主管就有成立 regional intellectual property hub 的夢想。Anne 當時雖然只是剛畢業的小律師,除左在香港幫助團隊,還去星加坡幫助團隊開荒。時至今日,Baker 這個 IP group 已經享負盛名。

2001年當上海張江還是荒涼的農村地區,Anne 被各人的夢想所吸引,由香港跑到上海為SMIC (中芯國際)做開荒牛:創辦人張汝京夢想為中國將落後五代的電子技術追趕至世界頂級水平,國際投資者包括高盛,中國紅籌,星加坡政府基金,美國VC,紛紛夢想投資這企業及盡快上市,來自世界各地的幾百名半導體精英夢想為 SMIC 成為中國最大半導體企業,伴隨的家人夢想子女有國際水平教育…Anne 不負眾望,在上任一個月內完成當年破紀錄的十一亿美元私募,半年內完成銀行融資讓企業得以量產,三年內公司成為中國最大及最先進的電子芯片廠,及在香港及紐約成功上市,完成大家的眾多夢想; 而企業的學校更成為上海名校!

Anne 亦繼續參與多個團體,幫助其它人士追求夢想,如香港善導會就積極俾更生人士機會,重新做人追求夢想;香港女律師協會有不同項目如漣漪行動幫助弱勢婦女建立自信及夢想;豐盛社企學會幫助年輕人創辦社企的夢想;社企民間高峰會推動共享社企夢想…而Anne 最新夢想係乜?就係要活像20+年青人一樣,擁抱新科技新事物,事業再創新高峰…