Message from the Chair

June 15, 2020 / CanCham

To all CanCham Shanghai Members,

I am addressing you today about the change of Executive Director at CanCham.

As announced at our last AGM, Mathieu resigned from the Executive Director position at CanCham Shanghai in order to move back to Canada with his family after living more than 9 years in China. The Board of Directors and I would like to express our support and best wishes to Mathieu in his new endeavors. We are very thankful of Mathieu’s leadership that gave CanCham Shanghai a boost of vitality. He was able to bring our community closer with his clear passion and business-oriented mindset.

As Chair of CanCham, I can ensure you that the Board of Directors and I are working in unison to make sure that our Chamber remains strong and well managed during this transition time. I’m delighted to announce that Matt Whately, formerly Deputy Director of CanCham, has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Acting Executive Director, starting today June 15th. We have full confidence in Matt’s skills and professionalism to achieve CanCham’s mission, to implement the Board strategy, and to supervise major initiatives and activities of CanCham. He and his team will ensure good services and visibility for you, our members. You can count on his expertise and knowledge of Cancham operations to assist you, while ensuring continuity and stability.

Lots of great initiatives coming up at your Chamber in 2020!

Sincerely yours,

Kai Zhang


Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai