We’ve called Michelle Ma-Chan a renaissance woman before and she truly is – not only has she (along with husband Christopher Chan) taken Fancl to its current global status, but she also founded Gourmet Dining Group to elevate the city’s fine-dining offerings. Her contribution to Hong Kong’s dining scene has earned her the Chevalier of the Mérite Agricole from the French government, for her work as an ambassador of French gastronomy. Successful as her businesses are, including the newly opened gastronomic bistro Ami/Wood Ear, Ma-Chan has always put family first. She’s a founding board member of the Family Development Foundation and a board member of the Illumination Foundation, which cares for the most vulnerable homeless children and adults. She has two goals for the future. Personally, she’s hugely passionate about mentoring young people and passing on her experience to
the next generation. Business-wise, she’s about to introduce the French pâtisserie Dalloyau to the Chinese market.
An unwavering dedication to excellency. A successful businesswoman, Ma-Chan believes money isn’t as important as quality. “Always put quality before earning money,” she says. “You have to question yourself on whether you have the ability to deliver top quality. No company is sustainable when the quality is bad. When quality is good, business opportunities come naturally.”