Kelvin Chan
Managing Director, East West Bank

Mr. Chan, Managing Director, has over 16 years of technology lending experience. He joined East West Bank in 2006 as the Founding Manager for the Bank’s Technology Banking Group. Under his leadership and the Bank’s “Bridge Capabilities” in offering cross border financing, Mr. Chan has successfully built a well diversified technology loan portfolio from ground zero with profitability achievement at the first year of operations. By applying his extensive knowledge of the emerging technology industry, venture capital, corporate finance, due diligence and banking industries, he has provided more than $350 million in debt financing to over 70 hi-tech companies over the past seven years with East West Bank.

Prior to joining East West Bank, he was the founding member of the Technology Banking Group of United Commercial Bank and was instrumental to grow the commercial banking practice there. His career also included lending positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Sumitomo Bank Ltd. and Wells Fargo Bank.

Mr. Chan received his BA in Business Administration from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Kelvin’s Key Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead to grow and further develop EWB’s cross border financing solutions via leveraging EWB’s unique cross border lending platform and RMB banking license in China and Hong Kong.
  • Be one of the key members at the Bank to expand these cross border lending practices. Cross border financing could be used for i. Shares Buy-Back, ii. Making Acquisitions of US Companies and iii. Making Investment in US Companies.
  • Solidify relationships with US and China VC & PE firms as well as technology companies with operations in both sides of Pacific.
  • Build up the Bank’s brand awareness in the VC, PE and Technology communities in both US and China.
  • Provide beyond banking services by matching our clients/partners’ business interests with EWB’s extensive connections/networks in US and Greater China regions.
  • Has the ability to leverage internal and external partner opportunities to facilitate collaboration and optimize business results.