John Chan

John was born in Singapore and educated in the U.K. There he earned a Bachelor and Master Degree in Electronic Engineering. John is also a current member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (P.Eng). Early in his career, John worked for many major Canadian corporations such as Sony, Bell Canada, BCSI, Motorola, BNS, UBS, and more. Through these experiences, he acquired his management knowledge and an understanding of corporate structures and culture. Later, John worked as a Senior Sales Director for the Asia Pacific region and Japan at the major multinational Canadian Software company, Open Text. Here he was able to motivate and lead his team and successfully grew the business in Asia. Through his accomplishments in sales and management, John was recognized and inducted into his company’s President Club. Outside of work, John is also an avid freelance photographer and has often used his skill and passion to take photos for numerous charity events. Since the passing of his wife, John now dedicates his time as a volunteer at Sunnybrook Hospital and also assists new immigrants in learning English and understanding Canadian culture.

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