Morningside CEO Gerald Chan at the groundbreaking of Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008
Gerald Chan and his brother, Ronnie, control the Hang Lung Group, a Hong Kong-based real estate firm that owns seven shopping malls in mainland China. Gerald also runs the private equity and venture capital firm Morningside Group (not affiliated with the multifamily developer Morningside), which owns properties in the Boston area, including a string of assets in Harvard Square. Chan serves on the boards of several biotech companies, including Stealth Peptides and Advanced Cell Diagnostics.
In 2014, Chan, a Harvard alum, gave the university’s School of Public Health an unrestricted and unsolicited $350M donation. It was the largest in the school’s history, and got the school renamed in honor of his father and the patriarch of the family business, T.H. Chan. — Scott Klocksin