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Stephen Chan
Chinese name 陳志雲 (Traditional)
Chinese name 陈志云 (Simplified)
Pinyin Chén Zhì Yún (Mandarin)
Jyutping can4 zi3 wan4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Yunfu, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born 20 December 1959 (1959-12-20) (age 50)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wai Ka Ching (韋家晴)
Occupation General manager of Television Broadcasts Limited, 2003 to 2010(Suspended from duties)

Stephen Chan Chi Wan, born 1959, was the general manager of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB).

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Early years

Chan studied linguistics and theatre at the University of Hong Kong and graduated in 1981.

Career

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Pre-TVB career

He initially joined the HK government as an administrative officer.[1] He then spent four years in London lobbying for the right of abode for Hong Kong people.[1] In 1991 he returned to HK and served as assistant commissioner of the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. He was also working a part-time disc jockey position with the RTHK, when was known as "Wai Ka Ching".[1]

TVB career

He worked at Commercial Radio Hong Kong for two years before joining TVB as a Programme Controller in 1992.[1] He was given additional responsibilities as Controller (External Affairs) in 1996.

In April 2002, Chan was promoted to Assistant General Manager at TVB.[1] In April 2004, he was officially made the General Manager of broadcasting.[1] His popular increased when he began airing the show, Be My Guest, in which he interviews Hong Kong celebrities in 2006.[1]

For the show Vanishing Glacier (台慶鉅獻: 冰天動地), he also flew to the arctic to record the impact of global warming with Sammul Chan, Bernice Liu and Kay Tse.[2][3]

Personal

He initially weighed 90kg, and became slim when he became a vegetarian.[4][1]

ICAC Probe

On March 11, 2010, Chan together with his personal assistant and 3 other employees of TVB were arrested by the ICAC. The other arrested included Wilson Chan Wing-suen, Wilson Chin Kwok-wai, Ning Jin and Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun.[5] TVB confirmed that three of their employees were involved, and that their duties and work had been suspended pending further development.[6].

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h South China Morning Post. "SCMP." Colourful TVB boss who took an unusual path to broadcasting fame. Retrieved on 2010-03-12.
  2. ^ The Standard HK. "The Standard.com." Hands-on operator is a natural on either side of the camera. Retrieved on 2010-03-12.
  3. ^ Yesasia.com. "Yesasia.com." 台慶鉅獻: 冰天動地. Retrieved on 2010-03-12.
  4. ^ Stephen Chan
  5. ^ The Standard HK. "The Standard.com." Show graft. Retrieved on 2010-03-12.
  6. ^ MAK, Adrian Yau Kee (11 March 2010). "Announcement" (in English). Television Broadcasts Limited. http://www.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/20100311/LTN20100311087.pdf. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

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