Winston Chan

Group Managing Partner at FT Consulting Pte Ltd

Listed in the IAM Strategy 300 since 2018, Winston Chan has been actively involved in franchising, technology transfer, strategic planning, branding, innovation and intellectual asset management projects across countries for almost two decades.

Before joining FT Consulting, Mr Chan was asset manager with CapitaLand – one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. He also previously held a management position at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. At IPOS, he contributed actively to IP policy making, while also overseeing the organisation’s enterprise engagement team.

Mr Chan graduated as the top student from the Singapore Management University’s master’s of science in innovation in 2017 with an unprecedented perfect grade point average of 4.0/4.0. He was also the first in Singapore’s IP sector to receive the SkillsFuture Fellowships award in 2019. Presented by the president of Singapore, the award honours individuals as masters of skills and mentors of future talent. More recently, as a strong believer of lifelong learning, he completed the certified patent valuation analyst (CPVA) course and holds the CPVA designation.

Mr Chan currently lectures and mentors part time 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. He also currently serves as a board director of IPOS International – IPOS’s wholly owned subsidiary housing experts across diverse IP fields, including Singapore’s Patent Examination Unit and the IP Academy.

IAM says

Winston Chan draws on a deep strategic playbook along with IP policy expertise to support his clients with branding and innovation matters at an international level – he covers a lot of ground and sees risk and opportunity that those with a narrower focus miss.


  • Brokering
  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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FT Consulting Pte Ltd
100 Cecil Street
12-01 The Globe
Singapore 069532

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