Director: Southeast Asia & Greater China Office
Mr. John Chan joined the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) as Director of its Southeast Asia and Greater China Office when the regional office was established in Hong Kong in 1992. He is responsible for developing marketing strategies and programs for the promotion of American hardwood in the region covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
John has substantial experience in organizing conventions and conferences, strategic planning, program implementation and market assessments for American hardwood products. He is the key representative for the industry when communicating with all levels of governments, trade associations, timber trade, construction field, interior design industry and media in the region.
A science graduate from the University of British Columbia, Canada, John has accumulated over 28 years of working experience in forest products, of which more than 18 years were devoted to the promotion of American hardwood products.