TVB Chief Executive Officer Mark Lee (李寶安) has announced that current TVB Chairman Dr. Charles Chan (陳國強) has tendered his resignation and has signed an agreement with an unnamed buyer to sell his shares as TVB’s majority stakeholder.
The buyer’s identity cannot be revealed as of yet as Dr. Chan has not approved of the transaction. Afterwards TVB will need to make a request to the Communications Authority of Hong Kong to recognize the new buyer as the largest shareholder. Once that has been processed, the public will be made aware of the new ownership.
Dr. Chan will remain in his role until February 4. Until then the shareholders will discuss who should take on the role as new Chairman. Once decided, the new leadership will be shared with the public.
According to employees who received a goodbye email from Dr. Chan, his resignation stemmed from a helicopter accident he narrowly escaped two years ago while on vacation in Norway. The helicopter had crashed into sea while the pilot was trying to land on Dr. Chan’s yacht. Since the crash, he understands that life is fleeting and has decided not to take it for granted. He hopes to use the rest of his life to pursue dreams outside of work. As well, Dr. Chan just turned 65 this month so it is understood that he will be retiring after his resignation takes effect.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.