In Memoriam: Mr. Chan Wai Nam, BBS

20 March 2023

The HKBU Foundation records with deepest sorrow the passing of Mr. Chan Wai Nam, BBS, donor of the University and Founding Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations (FHKCCC), on 20 March 2023 at the age of 106.

Mr. Chan is a renowned Chiu Chow leader and a distinguished patriotic entrepreneur and philanthropist in Hong Kong. In addition to the founding of FHKCCC that strives to unite the Chiu Chow community at home and abroad, he also served as President of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Limited and Chairman of the Chuang Shih Ping Foundation, upholding his lifelong commitment to facilitating cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Mainland China, and promoting the development of his hometown and the motherland.

A dedicated supporter of charitable causes, Mr. Chan spared no efforts in supporting education and promoting traditional arts and culture through funding a number of universities and Sinology studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China. With his significant contributions to society, the highly-respected philanthropist received Honorary Citizenship awards from several Mainland cities, and an asteroid discovered by the Purple Mountain Observatory has been named after him.

The Foundation conveys its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Chan’s family at this time of bereavement. He will always be remembered for his remarkable contributions to the University, Hong Kong and the country at large.