The Board of Directors is composed of veterans and new generations.
Martin Liu immigrated with his parents to Quebec City at very young age. In 2000, the computer science graduate from Laval University decided to move to Montreal to pursue graduate studies. Martin hold two Master degrees from HEC Montreal: M.Sc. in E-Business (2002) and MBA (2006).
In 2006, Martin assumed the position of president of YCPA (Young Chinese Profesionnals Association). During his tenure, he mentored students, promoted Chinese culture, such as the dragon boat festival, and raised the professional skills of members by organizing several conferences and job fairs for recent graduates. In 2008, Martin and his team created the greatest achievement for YCPA: the Orchid Ball. This event, held annually since then, has become the signature event of YCPA and the reference for other chambers of commerce and professional associations.
In 2010, the City Council of Montreal appointed Martin as a member of the Montreal Intercultural Council. This advisory body is made up of a group of volunteer citizens who advise the City of Montreal on issues that affect intercultural relations with its citizens. He worked on public notices concerning the City of Montreal’s employment equity program, the Montreal development plan and intercultural relations for five years.
In 2013, Martin started getting involved in the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation. He organized several fundraising activities as well as contributing to the management of the foundation. In 2016, he took the position of ball chair of its gala organizing committee, raising more than $325,000 during that event. In 2017, following the successful fundraising event, he assumed the position of the president of the foundation. He led the organization through two more balls, three golf tournaments and the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Hospital in 2018. During his tenure, the foundation raised a record of more than $1.5 million in three years!
Very active in the Chinese community of Montreal, Martin was elected in 2007 to the United Centre of the Chinese Community of Montreal. Since 2010, he is a member of the Chaochow Association of Quebec (CCAQC) and the Association of Chinese Cambodians in Canada (ACCC). He represented the CCAQC at three Teochew international conferences: Macau (2012), Singapore (2014) and Vancouver (2015).
Martin currently works as an IT project manager at Government of Canada.