ENRON'S Ronnie C. Chan

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FIRSTROW, FROM LEFT, Ken L. Harrison, John A. Urquhart, Robert A. Belfer, Norman P. Blake, Jr., Robert K. Jaedicke, Ronnie C. Chan, Jeffrey K. Skilling, Kenneth L. Lay and Wendy L. Gramm. Second Row, from left, Bruce G. Willison, John H. Duncan, Joe H. Foy, Charls E. Walker, John Wakeham, Jerome J. Meyer, Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. and Charles A LeMaistre.

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Ronnie C. Chan
Chairman, Hang Lung Group
Trustee, University of Southern California

Ronnie C. Chan is the Chairman of the Hang Lung Group based in Hong Kong, a leader in real estate development, property investment, and hotel operations. In addition, he is a founder of the Morningside/Springfield Group, a privately-held investment firm which owns and manages industrial and service companies throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is also a director for Enron Corp., Motorola Inc. and Standard Chartered PLC.

Mr. Chan earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology at California State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

In the international arena, Mr. Chan sits on the governing boards of the World Economic Forum, the Asia Society, the East-West Center, and the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and Jakarta, and is a member of the Global Corporate Governance Advisory Board organized by Egon Zehnder International and the Council on Foreign Relations. In Hong Kong, he chairs the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, the Executive Committee of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, the China Heritage Fund, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and is a Council member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

URL: http://www.hanglung.com


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Ronnie C. Chan
Hang Lung Development Group



Alumni from the School of Natural and Social Sciences were well represented at the 27th Annual Alumni Awards Gala held Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of the Hang Lung Development Group, who received his B.A. and M. A. in Biology, was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Louis R. Negrete, Professor of Chicano Studies, who earned his B. A. degree with a concentration in speech in 1957, was the Distinguished Faculty Awardee, and the Honorable Robert A. Underwood, Guam's Delegate to the United States, who received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in History, was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus from the School.
Alumnus of The Year
Ronnie C. Chan '72, '74, Chairman of Hang Lung Development Group

Ronnie C. Chan left his native Hong Kong in 1967 to study at Cal State L.A. "It was different then," he stated during an interview years ago. "The tallest building in Hong Kong was about 20 stories tall."

Now, equipped with a bachelor's and master's in Biology from Cal State L.A. and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Mr. Chan runs the family business as Chairman of the Hang Lung Development Group, a major real estate development, management and investment firm in Hong Kong.

Under his leadership, Hang Lung has grown to a half-billion dollar (U.S.) company-building more than 30,000 residential units and numerous office and commercial complexes in cities throughout the Pacific Rim. Mr. Chan also invests in companies internationally as Co-founder of the Morningside/Springfield Group.

In addition to attending his businesses, Mr. Chan stays active with countless civic duties throughout the world. He chairs or serves on the boards of organizations, universities, forums, councils and publicly listed companies such as Enron Corporation in Houston and Motorola, Inc. in Chicago. He is also a Trustee of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships and the African-Asian Society and heads a fund that restores cultural relics in China.

Mr. Chan not only has been featured in Newsweek, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal, he has authored articles that ran in some of those same publications. Even with all his activities, he eagerly participated in last year's Cal State L.A. Alumni Professor for the Day program.

Mr. Chan resides in Hong Kong with his wife and their two sons.

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Mr. Ronnie Chan

Mr. Ronnie Chan is a 1998 Co-Chair of the Davos Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. As Chairman of the Hang Lung Development Company, he is a noted entrepreneur in Hong Kong, and his business interests reach worldwide. He has vigorously joined the debate on "Asian values," fusing his own practical experience in both east and west with a willingness to engage deeper issues often left out of the debate. His essays have appeared in, among other places, the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times. http://www.cap-info.de/triangle/bios/chan.html