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Chan’s museum tenure will begin on April 1 and will last for two years, during which he will chair a board of 20 members

Hong Kong’s museum of visual culture M+ will have a new chairman after April 1. Bernard Chan, an Asia’s Most Influential honouree, will take over from current chairman Victor Lo, who will step down after a six-year tenure.

Four additional board members, including Sequoia Capital’s managing partner Neil Shen, and Paulo Pong, managing director of the Altaya group, will join Chan as he embarks on his goal to bring more funding to the museum through sponsorships.

As convenor of Hong Kong’s executive council, the president of Asia Financial Holdings, a board member of West Kowloon, the chairman of Asia Insurance, and a member of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Chan brings a wealth of experience in the realms of art and business.

Chan is currently also the chairman of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, which is set to open in July 2022 and is created to celebrate national treasures and cultural artefacts. However, he will give up this role mid-year once the project has been handed over.

M+, which opened in November 2021 and has welcomed more than 370,000 visitors to date, is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. The team behind the museum is hopeful that once restrictions are lifted on April 21, visitors will be allowed to return again. 

Bernard Chan is an Asia’s Most Influential honouree from 2021. Discover the changemakers, industry titans, and powerful individuals who are making a positive impact on the region in the Asia’s Most Influential list from Tatler.

 

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