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Photography : Glenn Lim
Grooming: Christian Wu
Apparel: New Urban Male
Andrew Chan Age : 40 years old
Height/Weight : 178cm / 76kg
Profession : Founder/CEO of ACI HR Solutions
Past Experience : Travel and hospitality industry for more than 20 years
Nationality : Australian

ELEMENT: WHO ARE YOU?
ANDREW: I run an Executive Search firm dedicated to the ltravel, tourism and hospitality industries. With offices scattered across Asia Pacific, I spend most of my time shuffling between cities. In my down time, I’m either at the gym, sitting by the pool or catching the latest movies with my girlfriend.

ELEMENT: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN YOUR CAREER?
ANDREW: Being a naturally curious person, I’m motivated by people’s experiences and knowledge, and they can be; from all walks of life. I honestly believe that when you give anyone enough time, you can learn something from them. It was also a huge honor to have been recognised recently as Entrepreneur of the Year in my chosen industry. This validated the hard work and effort I’ve put into what is a relatively young business; and it means that I’m on the right path. Our company was also recognised with awards in Best Innovations, Best Career Website and Best Recruitment Team which I’m most proud of as I couldn’t have done any of this without an awesome team next to me.

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ELEMENT: WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEANS TO YOU IN LIFE?
ANDREW: It’s pretty simple. I can start by saying what success isn’t; it’s not a status symbol and it’s not material, it’s the genuine love and respect you get from your family and friends that makes you successful in life.

ELEMENT: WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MOTTO?
ANDREW: My life motto is tattooed on me as a constant reminder. It is basically “choose your own destiny” in Chinese. There is no destination in life, it’s a continu- ous journey of appreciating and learning from every experience, whether it’s good or bad, taking control, and using that experience to simply do better.

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Read the full interview in ELEMENT Vol.19 – The Charm Issue