Chan starts with immediate effect, and replaces John Chong, one of the company’s original founders, who departed last year.
Chan is expected to spearhead an expansion of Media Asia’s film production activities across the Asia region, though not necessarily an increase in production volume.
“Gordon knows the business inside out from both a creative and a business point of view,” said Jeffrey Soong, Media Asia’s CEO. “We expect him to harness the assets that we already have and to co-ordinate with the China market.”
Previous experience as a corporate executive saw him involved at Emperor Motion Pictures, another Hong Kong conglomerate with film interests which straddle Greater China.