Announcement of new candidates for British Chamber Executive Committee

2017, January 16
Announcement of new candidates for British Chamber Executive Committee 16th January 2017
As of Monday 16 January 2017, we are pleased to announce the four candidates standing for two vacant ‘at large’ positions on the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. Member companies are now invited to vote for their preferred candidate or candidates.
The candidates and voting procedure are shown below.
NB: Only the nominated voting person in each member company may vote (if you are unsure who this is in your company, please contact us at the address below).
The vote count will be overseen by Sarah Goodwin, chief operating officer of the Department for International Trade (China), who has kindly agreed to act as returning officer.
The successful candidates will serve alongside the current Executive Committee until June 2017, when new elections will be held at our AGM to elect the 2017/18 committee.

Candidates

Gaston Chee
LC Venture
Gaston Chee is CEO of LC Venture, an investment consulting and advisory firm. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of BeGo. Born and raised in Malaysia, he studied and worked in the UK for over a decade. He started his first company in his early 20s. Under his leadership, LC Venture acquired BeGo, an education and lifestyle service company. The company has grown to over 15 cities in China, serving over 100 Chinese families with a combined net worth of RMB 1 billion. Studying Abroad magazine featured Gaston as one of the top 50 people of the year for shaping the education landscape in China.
Nicholas Holt
Knight Frank
As Head of Research and Consultancy Asia Pacific for the largest independently owned global property consultancy, my expertise in international markets, my involvement in bilateral Sino-British real estate deals and my PR experience make me a strong candidate for the Executive Committee. If successful, I would like to assure all members that I will give 100% in continuing to promote members’ interests within China during these uncertain times.
Rohan Kara
Harrow International School Beijing
British education is booming in China and has the potential to connect with so many other industry sectors to engage the younger generations of both China and Britain. In 13 years of work within British and international education, it is within the last two years (in Beijing) that I have experienced the most vibrancy, innovation and business acumen applied within the sector. My aim would be to see the Chamber as the perfect conduit to cultivate the relationships between education institutions and other member industries. Through the younger generation of ‘third culture individuals’ shall we see a great Britain-China relationship.
Stuart Rankin
St James’s Place
I’ve been living in China for the past six years in Shanghai and Beijing and am Associate Partner at St James’s Place, the FTSE100 Wealth Manager. During my time here I have sat on the committees of both the Shanghai Scottish Club and the Beijing Scottish Society where I’ve helped to organise social and sporting events for the local community. I stand on a platform of promoting more social events to provide members with the opportunity to meet and network with both the British community in Beijing and, by collaborating with other Chambers, the wider international community in the city.
Voting procedure
  • Email britcham.election@cbbc.org.cn stating the name of your chosen candidate or candidates (maximum of two).
  • You do NOT need to state an order of preference.
  • Only the nominated voting person in each member company may vote (i.e. one vote per company).
  • Voting closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 22 January 2017.
  • In the event of a tie, the Chair shall have a second or casting vote.
  • The result will be announced to the membership on Monday 23 January 2017.

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