Dr. K K Chan is the Founder and CEO of Nature Elements Capital which is a specialist investment manager in renewable energy and cleantech investments in China and Southeast Asia.
Prior to establishing Nature Elements Capital, Dr. Chan was Managing Director & Head of Investments- Greater China, Climate Change Capital (an investment firm managing over US$1.5 billion assets). He was responsible for all investment activities in carbon emission credits under the Clean Development Mechanism and environmental projects in Greater China.
Dr. Chan was Managing Director of CLP Renewables, China Light and Power (CLP; a leading power company in Asia with a market capitalization of over US$16 billion). He was responsible for building and managing the clean energy and cleantech portfolio of CLP in Asia Pacific (particularly China, India and Australia). His achievements at CLP included winning the prestigious 'Corporate Developer of the Year” by Euromoney and Ernst & Young in the 'Global Renewable Energy Awards 2006”.
Dr. Chan started his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and NatWest Markets, focusing on corporate finance, equity and debt capital markets, and advisory.
Dr. Chan has a BA (First Class Honours) in Electrical & Information Science, PhD in Electronic Engineering (thesis on thin-film semiconductor technology), both from Cambridge University. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from London University and an EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing.