Name: Chris Parker
Job title: Sales & Marketing Director, APAC
Company: Carey International
AmCham member since: June 2017
If you aren’t from Hong Kong originally, where is home? How long have you been living/working here?
Home is now Hong Kong actually! Although I am originally from England, I have been in HK almost 10 years and really feel like this is home now.
Dim sum or boozy brunch?
Depending on my mood both could work...but both would have to have alcohol!
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
In addition to my main role I also play double (slap) bass in a rockabilly band.
If I wasn’t a business leader, I would be…
I would love to say musician (see above), but more seriously a university professor, I have done it part-time and I enjoy teaching.
What was your first ever job?
Favorite piece of advice?
Life is too short, don't waste it, find something you are passionate about and do that.
Outside the office, where can we find you / what can we find you doing?
Discovery Bay (when in Hong Kong which is not often as cover APAC and travel regularly), practicing my bass (sorry to my neighbors) or in the pub.
Last place you visited and next destination on your travel checklist?
Just returned from a conference in Honolulu, which was my first time there, next first is to French Polynesia (Tahiti/Moorea & Bora Bora) in a couple of weeks’ time.
What attracted you to AmCham?
I have been a member off and on since I moved to Hong Kong in 2008, as I find it an excellent networking and social group and my company is US based so many of the members know who we are without me having to explain.
Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next?
Hopefully I will make the Thanksgiving Lunch, which is always a great event.