- IP management consultancy
- Technology transfer
Chief Operating Officer at FT Consulting
Winston Chan has been actively involved in franchising, technology transfer, strategic planning, branding, innovation and IP management-related projects for more than 15 years. Based in Singapore, he has also handled projects successfully in other key Asian cities; these projects span diverse industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, clean technology, information technology, logistic, precision engineering, private and pre-school education, retail and lifestyle, beauty and cosmetics, and food and beverages.
Before joining FT Consulting, Mr Chan was asset manager with one of Asia’s largest real estate management companies, where he was tasked to source for and realise non-traditional revenue streams for shopping malls. He had also previously held a management position at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). At IPOS, he participated in IP policymaking while keeping close tabs on ground issues by engaging public and private organisations on a regular basis.
Mr Chan was one of the first consultants certified under Singapore’s practising management consultants scheme and its IP management specialist track. In addition, he is a certified franchise executive and a member of the Licensing Executives Society. He was the first Singaporean to have successfully completed the KIPO-WIPO-KAIST-KIPA advanced international certificate course in IP rights in Seoul.
More recently, Mr Chan graduated as the top student from the Singapore Management University’s MSc in innovation with an unprecedented GPA score of 4.0/4.0. He now lectures part time as an associate at the Singapore Management University and the Singapore University of Social Sciences in the areas of strategic internationalisation, as well as IP and innovation management.