A jovial character armed with an equally infectious laughter, Michael Chan chooses to embrace a positive outlook on life. None would have guessed that the CEO of Bloomberg Malaysia juggles two roles at home, as he has single-handedly raised his 17-year-old son who he fondly refers to as Junior. “I used to make this joke that I’m a very good father but a damn lousy mother,” he remarks candidly, referring to his dual role at home.
Michael firmly believes that not having a mother is an adversity, as it is an integral role that should be present in a child’s life when they are growing up. “I think that it is actually two separate roles. The reality is I’ve tried to be both a father and mother to Junior but as he grows up, I can see that some of his nurturing needs may not have been met. I try very hard but it is just different, we’re two men at the end of the day and it’s challenging,” he confesses.
Read more in Prestige Malaysia June 2016 issue.