With a media-spanning career of over 30 years, CHAN King Cheung ( KC CHAN ) took up various frontline reporting jobs with a radio station, a news agency and a local newspaper. He joined Hong Kong Economic Journal ( HKEJ ) in 1986, became its Chief Editor in 2003, and Executive Director in 2010.
In answer to the growing trend of digital publishing, KC took up the challenge and became the President and Deputy Publisher of EJ Digital to spearhead HKEJ’s migration from traditional print to online publishing. EJ Digital, under his leadership, garnered four awards and an annual outstanding award from the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (HKAIM) in 2014.
In 2015, KC ventured into promotion of culture and became the CEO of the Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries. In the following year, he was appointed as a member of Academic Consultation Panel (AC) of the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, and a member of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong’s Advisory Committee of the BA program in Cultural and Creative Industries.
Apart from his notable contributions in the media and related fields, KC has also been a dedicated educator in journalism. Having taught Shu Yan College and the master’s program in communication at the CUHK for 15 years, he continued to groom students in his capacity of Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Communication between 2015 and to 2017.
In term of public service, KC was appointed by the Chief Executive in 2006 to the Committee on Review of Public Service Broadcasting, which submitted a final report to the Government the following year. From 2010 to 2014 KC has been a member of both the Investor Education Advisory Committee and the Products Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ).
KC is holder of three academic degrees from CUHK — a BA ( Hons ) in 1983, M.Phil ( Communication ) in 1992 , and a MBA degree in 2001.
On 1 July 2010, KC was awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong SAR Government as recognition of his contribution to the community.