Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Malls & Theme Parks
An industry veteran for almost 40 years, HC Chan has seen the rise of Malaysia shopping industry which he terms ‘from zero to hero’. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls and Theme Parks, he oversees the portfolio of seven malls and two theme parks in the country; Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Carnival Mall, Sunway Giza, Sunway Putra Mall, Sunway Velocity Mall, Sunway Citrine Hub, Sunway Big Box Retail Park, Sunway Lagoon and Lost World of Tambun.
Mr Chan began his career in Sungei Wang Plaza in 1983 where he spent 11 years with this successful shopping mall before joining Berjaya Starcity (now known as Times Square) as the General Manager principally responsible for the development of this major shopping mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur from 1994 to 1999. His next career move was to Sunway Pyramid.
Over his professional career in mall management and development, he was instrumental in bringing forth some of Malaysia’s mall retail formats such as al-fresco dining precinct and themed precincts. He also saw the rising influence and importance of F&B and leisure components in the mall industry as demand for lifestyle destinations increased.
He is the current Advisor of Malaysia Shopping Malls Association (PPK Malaysia) after serving a two-term presidency in advocating the industry interest at both international and national levels. He also serves as the current Advisor of Council of Asian Shopping Centres (CASC) and sits on the Industry Advisory Board of Sunway University Business School.