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Michael Chan is currently living in Vancouver / Lower Mainland, British Columbia, working as a President in "Vega Licht Marketing" and is interested in Accounting, Construction, Engineering.
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Job Title

President

Company

Company Website

www.vegalicht.com

Location

Vancouver / Lower Mainland, British Columbia

Categories of Interest

Accounting, Construction, Engineering

My Interests

Meeting new people and learning from them and their experiences.

Join Date

Michael Chan has joined on Mar 15, 2012

Resume

OBJECTIVE

I like challenges where my experience in developing a business from scratch or expanding an existing business would be best utilised to improve the profitability of an organisation.



WORK HISTORY


President

Apr 2011 - Present
Vega Licht Marketing Ltd
Vancouver, Canada

Have started this company to more effectively distribute the Vega range of architectural light fittings into the North and South American market.



Partner

Nov 2008 - Present
Partnership in personal name
Perak, Malaysia

I undertook a study on the design of a swiftlet farm and in 2008 successfully
designed and set up the swiftlet farm for the cultivation of swiftlet nest. Swiftlet
nest is considered an expensive delicacy in most Asian restaurants.


Managing Director .

Jan 2004 - Present
Amptek Industries (Guangzhou) Limited
Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou, China

Since 2000 I have been going every month to survey the southern region of china
looking at the possibility of starting a factory and in 2004 Amptek Industries was
set up for the design, development and manufacture of light fittings. I oversee
the operations of the factory including its profitability.








Managing Director

Jan 1997 - Present
Vega Licht Asia Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, , Malaysia

Undertook the design and development of a new range of light fittings under the
brand name Vega and to market the product via the appointment of distributors in
various countries throughout the world. Some of the projects worldwide which we
have supplied are National Australia Bank Headquarters, Australia, Northland
Shopping Centre, Australia, Daimler Benz Museum, Germany, Porsche Museum,
Germany, Waldorf Hotel, London, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai,UAE, Montevideo
Airport, Uruguay, Science Park, Hong Kong, Sands Casino, Singapore and KLCC
Convention Centre, Malaysia


Managing Director

Apr 1995 - Present
Asas Lights Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

From incorporation of the company to the running of the day to day operations
of the company and overseeing the marketing of the lighting products that we
carry for which we are the sole distributors in Malaysia. Some of the products for
which we are the sole distributors in Malaysia are Intralux from Australia, Hunza
from New Zealand, Mundo Color from Spain and Vega from Vega Licht. . Projects
that we have successfully supplied in Malaysia are the KLCC Convention Centre,
Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuantan, Star Publication Head Quarters, Mayban Life &
Assurance Building, Phileo Avenue Office Block and Phileo Promenade Office Block.



Hotel Manager

Mar 1989 - Aug 1994
Hihall Sdn Bhd Trading as Asia Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Initial reponsibilities include recruitment of all staff for this 204 room hotel,
oversee renovations to the hotel, design a new security system for the hotel,
design marketing strategy and set up a sales team, oversee the advertising and
promotion and also the profitability of the hotel operations. After the third year of
operations my team and I managed to achieve a total annual turnover of RM9
million with a gross profit of RM5 million and a nett profit of RM3 million. With the
improved profitability the company qualified for listing on the Second Board of the
Malaysian Stock Exchange and indeed we tried to get a listing. However in 1994
before we could get approval for listing the hotel was sold for a handsome profit
to the Holiday Villa Group of Hotels for RM32 million. The hotel was initially
purchased for RM17.2 million when I first joined the company



Engineer

Dec 1988 - Feb 1989
Frank Chee(Engineering) Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The job was a test job for me with the option of eventually purchasing shares in
the company subject to its viability. My responsibility was to oversee the
construction of cold rooms.


Manager

Jul 1988 - Nov 1988
Eastman Pte Ltd
Singapore, Singapore

Oversee the crane rental and trading business of the group in Malaysia, Singapore
and Thailand.






Loans Officer

Mar 1986 - Jun 1988
Oversea Chinese Finance Company Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To market corporate loans for the financial institution. I was successful in single
handedly bringing in a total cumulative loan portfolio of RM9 million. In Feb 1988 I
was seconded as a Branch Manager to KUMB, Penang to assist Bank Negara
(Malaysian Central Bank) in their take over of the failed co-operatives in
Malaysia. KUMB was used as the vehicle to eventually take over all the failed co-
operatives in Malaysia and was eventually absorbed by MBF Finance Bhd.






Field Engineer

Apr 1984 - Sep 1985
Schlumberger Wireline
Milan, Italy

To undertake oil field testing and prospecting for oil for our major client Agip Spa.
A high point of this job was to have successfully worked continuously for 4 days
and 4 nights at the well site to successfully complete the task of perforating the
oil well for production.


















EDUCATION



The University of Sheffield

Oct 1982 - Oct 1984
Master of Business Administration
United Kingdom

The University of Sheffield

Oct 1979 - Oct 1982
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Jan 1977 - Dec 1978
G.C.E A Levels
Singapore

Anglo-Chinese Secondary School

Jan 1973 - Dec 1976
G.C.E O Level
Singapore

Anglo-Chinese Primary School

Jan 1971 - Dec 1972
PSLE
Singapore





SKILLS


Training in Loan Evaluation in Corporate Lending
6 months training on the use, repair and trouble shooting of electronic measuring
equipment used in oil prospecting in Parma, Italy
Lighting product training in Germany




ACHIEVEMENTS


Was awarded The Firth Scholarship by the University of Sheffield - a full
scholarship to undertake the Master in Business Administration course.
Graduated from The University of Sheffield with First Class Honours in
Mechanical Engineering
Captain of School Badminton Team 1978
Represented The University of Sheffield in the local badminton league - 1979 to
1984
Successfully climbed Gunung Tahan (the highest mountain in West Malaysia) in
1981
Successfully completed the Port Dickson International Triathlon in 2006
Successfully climbed Mount Kinabalun (the highest mountain in East Malaysia) in
2007
Successfully completed the Standard Chartered KL Marathon in 2009

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Michael Chan
Name: Michael Chan
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-11558494/michael-chan
Location: Vancouver / Lower Mainland,British Columbia,Canada
Job Title: President
Company: Vega Licht Marketing

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