James Chan founded his practice in April 1983. He began his career as the China Manager and International Promotion Manager at Academic Press, a New York subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, a Fortune 500 publishing firm. From 1981 to early 1983, he opened the China market and tripled sales in Southeast Asia for his employer.
He has advised more than 100 U.S. industrial manufacturers, technology firms and service organizations. His clients include Westinghouse Electric Company, Lockheed Martin, Kingsbury, Kodak, 3Com, Nationwide Insurance, Monitor Aerospace, Glenayre, American Management Association, Vulcan Spring Mfg. Co., West Pharmaceutical Services, Lucent Technologies, and ASTM.
He is a keynote speaker at annual conferences of many trade and professional associations. Dr. Chan created the new MBA course titled “Global Exporting: Asia Focus” at Villanova School of Business. He teaches a special course on China and Cantonese for the Global Biomedical Service program of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
An experienced, animated public speaker in three languages—English, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese—James Chan is the author of the 60-minute DVD “Secrets of Business Success in China” published by Malvern Press.
He is the author of Spare Room Tycoon, a book on the real-life stories of 40 men and women including James Chan who have turned their personal visions and passions into successful businesses.
Born Wah-Kong Chan ( 陈华江) in Guangzhou (Canton), China in 1949, James grew up in Hong Kong and received his B.A. in geography from the University of Hong Kong in 1970. He came to America in 1971 and received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
A naturalized U.S. citizen since 1987, James Chan lives and works in Philadelphia. His “Success in Consulting” video on YouTube gets 50 to 100 views per day worldwide.
James Wah Kong Chan, Ph.D., Consultant Asia Marketing and Management (AMM) 2014 Naudain Street