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Mr. CHAN C.H. Vincent

MBA (Manchester Business School), BA (HKU)
Investor in Residence; Senior Managing Director & Head of Asia of Samena Capital
(852) 3943-7542

Vincent Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong Kong  Limited. Samena Capital is a principal investment group, which invests across multiple asset  classes including private equity and corporate credit within the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East  and North Africa (the SAMENA region). It has over US$1 billion of assets under management,  committed by a unique shareholder and investor network consisting of prominent business  families and entrepreneurs across the SAMENA region.  

Vincent was the Founding CEO for 8 years of Spring Capital, an independent private equity firm  that invests exclusively in China. He has 28 years of Asia experience in private equity and has  made over 45 investments in growth companies in China. Vincent was previously a Managing  Director and an Investment Committee Member of JAFCO Asia, serving as the Co-head of the  Asian private equity funds for 7 years.  

Prior to JAFCO Asia, Vincent was a private equity investor with Suez Asia and HSBC Private  Equity (Asia) based in Hong Kong. Vincent commenced his professional career in Standard  Chartered’s corporate finance division there.  

Vincent received a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Manchester  Business School, and also obtained a CFA charter. He is currently the Co-President of the Hong  Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Chairman 2005/06), a member of the  Main Board and GEM Listing Review Committees of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a Board  Member of the Hong Kong Foundation for the University of Manchester, a Member of the  University of Hong Kong Investments Sub-Committee managing the endowment funds, a Senior  Adviser (former Board Member) of the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education,  the IC Member of Corporate Venture Fund of HK Science and Technology Parks, a panel  member of the Resolvability Review Tribunal and a panel member of the Securities and Futures  Appeals Tribunal. Vincent was a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of  the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2007-12), a member of the Public Shareholders Group of the  Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (2005-11), members of Innovation and  Technology Advisory Committee (2006-10) and Information & Communication Technology  Services Advisory Committee (2005-08) of the HK Trade Development Council, a Director of  the Manchester Business School Leadership Board (2010-19) and a member of the Disciplinary  Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2006-13). He received the  award as the 2011 Outstanding Alumni of the University of Manchester.  

In the China context, Vincent is a Member of Chengdu Chinese People’s Political Consultative  Conference. He was named a Top 10 Venture Capitalist in China by Zero2IPO in 2002, 2003,  2004 and 2006. He was also selected as one of the 10 “Most Influential Venture Capitalists in  China” by Top Capital in 2005 and was ranked Number 9th as China Best Venture Capitalists by  Forbes Magazine in December 2015.