Our Leadership

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees and an appointed Board of Directors.

Wallace B. Chung, CM, OBC, MDCM, FRCS (C), DSc (Hon)


Dr. Wallace B. Chung specialized in vascular surgery during his forty-year medical career. In 1991, he retired after decades of service at UBC Hospital as a Professor and as Head of the Department of Surgery. He has served on numerous cultural boards, including the Canadian Multiculturalism Council, British Columbia Heritage Trust, the Chinese Cultural Centre, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. In 1998, he donated 25,000 items documenting Chinese Canadian settlement history to Western Canada to UBC Library, creating the Chung Collection – hailed as an invaluable educational resource for academia and the public. Dr. Chung is a Member of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.

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Robert H. Lee, CM, OBC, LLD


Mr. Robert (Bob) H. Lee is the Chairperson of Prospero Group. He was born and raised in Vancouver’s Chinatown. After co-founding Wall Financial Corporation in 1966, he founded the Prospero Group, a highly successful real estate business. Mr. Lee has demonstrated exceptional dedication to his alma mater, the University of British Columbia. He joined the UBC Board of Governors in 1984 and served as Chancellor from 1993 to 1996. He founded UBC Properties Trust in 1988, which to date has raised over $1 billion for the University’s endowment. He served as Chairman until 2011 and still acts as Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from UBC, and is a member of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.

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Brandt C. Louie, OBC, LLD, FCA, FCPA


Mr. Brandt C. Louie is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of H.Y. Louie Co. and President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of London Drugs. As one of Canada’s most widely respected business leaders, Mr. Louie also serves as Chairman of Grosvenor Americas, Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Chancellor Emeritus of Simon Fraser University, and a Member of the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has devoted his time and philanthropic support to the community such as the Gairdner Foundation, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Covenant House. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from both SFU and UBC and in 2009, was appointed to the Order of British Columbia.

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Carol A. Lee, MBA (Chair)


Ms. Carol A. Lee is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Linacare Cosmetherapy, headquartered in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown district. With long-standing family ties to the history and development of Chinatown, she is deeply committed to the revitalization of Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. She is Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, and Honorary Patron of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society, and serves on boards of several other organizations. In 2016, she was appointed to the Finance Minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Caleb Chan, LLD, MBA


Mr. Caleb Chan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burrard International Holdings in Vancouver and International Land Group in San Francisco. A Hong Kong-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Chan serves as a Director of UBC Properties Trust, Belkorp Industries Inc., and served as Director of HSBC Canada and HSBC Canada Asset Trust for almost a decade. He has also served as a board member of the Asia Pacific Initiative, BC Housing Management Commission, and BC Children's Hospital Foundation. His family’s Chan Family Foundation has supported educational, medical, and missionary work in Hong Kong and abroad. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and holds a MBA from the University of San Francisco. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of British Columbia.

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Peter Y.L. Eng, LLD, MBA, MA


Mr. Peter Y.L. Eng is Chairman and CEO of the Allied Holdings Group of Companies, a real estate investment and development and hospitality business, for over 40 years. He has served as a non-executive director of a number of public companies and has also served on the boards of Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the BC Achievement Foundation, and co-founded the University of East Asia, which is now the University of Macau. Mr. Eng holds the degrees of BA and MA from the University of Hong Kong and the MBA degree from Pepperdine University. He was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Simon Fraser University.

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Henry Fung, MD, PhD


Dr. Henry Fung, a retired physician and a pharmacologist, has held a number of academic appointments at various medical institutions in North America including the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba and Harvard Medical School. He is a founding partner of Linacare. Since his retirement from medicine, he has been actively engaged with Vancouver Chinatown revitalization efforts.

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Tony Letvinchuk, RI (BC)

Mr. Tony Letvinchuk is Managing Director of Macdonald Commercial Real Estate Services Ltd. (a Macdonald Real Estate Group Company). He has 30 years of experience operating commercial real estate companies in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia, and joined Macdonald Commercial in 1998. He was a member of the Real Estate Council of BC’s Property Management Advisory Group and a Director of the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI). Tony has previously served as the President of UBC Commerce Alumni Association, Director of the Arthritis Society of BC and Yukon Division, and he received the Blythes Eagles Volunteer Award from the UBC Alumni Association. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and received a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Benjamin Yeung, DMD


Mr. Benjamin Yeung is Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Peterson Group, a family-owned real estate company active in real estate investment, development, property management, capital lending, and private equity. He devotes time to serve the community as a Board Member of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, UBC Faculty of Dentistry, as a Director of Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Society, Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, and as Vice President of the Shandong Natives Association of BC.

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Henry Yu, PhD, MA


Professor Henry Yu is Principal of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research on Chinese Canadians. Mr. Yu’s parents were first-generation immigrants from China, and his great-grandfather was an early Chinese pioneer in BC. After teaching at UCLA, Professor Yu returned to UBC as an Associate Professor of History to help build programs focused on trans-Pacific Canada. Professor Yu is a Founding Board Member of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Honours History from UBC and a Master of Arts and PhD in History from Princeton University.

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