Mr. Yi Ping Chan is a principal at Chanden Inc. which is focusing on investment and business advisory services primarily in Greater China and the United States. Y.P. has over 20 years of experience in business turnaround and restructuring, entrepreneurship, venture capital, JV and acquisitions in USA and East Asia. He has management experience in running companies that range from start-ups to a small public company listed on the American Stock Exchange. He obtained both his MBA and MSEE degrees from Columbia University. He was a member of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization, serving as a board member of the Hong Kong chapter in 2002 and 2003. He also served as a development advisor and associate for the Global Chinese Business Initiative at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001.
As an new immigrant coming to New York City in 1980’s, Y.P. has first-hand experience in the struggling at the bottom of the society to achieving the American dream. It took him 23 years from selling Dim Sum in a Chinese restaurant to being a CEO of a public-listed company in the USA.