Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Member for Vancouver BC Port Authority

The Canadian government today announced the appointment of Eugene Kwan to a three-year term on the 11-member board of directors of the government port authority that oversees the Canadian ports of Vancouver, Frasier River and North Frasier River.

Kwan, whose appointment to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority was announced by Canadian Transport Minister John Baird, currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Agincourt Capital Corporation and senior counsel to Stikeman Elliott LLP, an international business law firm based in Canada. Kwan previously served as a senior executive with Hutchison Whampoa Group. Prior to joining Hutchison, he served as a partner and managing director of Stikeman Elliott where he was in charge of the firm's Hong Kong office.

Kwan, who holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia, is also president of the Fraser Valley Wineries Association and a director of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, one of seventeen Canadian federal government entities set up to run the county's ports, markets itself as Port Metro Vancouver.