ONE Championship has appointed Hua Fung Teh as the chairman of ONE Championship in China. He joined the martial arts organization in January 2018 and also serves as the company’s chief financial officer.
Teh is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School. He is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum and he sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle.
“Hua Fung has done incredible work with ONE Championship over the past few months since joining the company,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “His dedication to growing our scale while delivering fans a unique and authentic martial arts experience has changed the game for us.”
“I am proud to announce that he will be taking on more responsibility as Chairman of ONE Championship in China,” Sityodtong added. “I have full confidence that he can lead our operations in China and bring it to the next level.”
Teh will continue to serve as CFO of ONE Championship. As such, he will oversee various aspects of the company’s operations including finance, human resources, corporate development, media rights and digital partnerships.
“I have a deep personal affection and respect for China, having spent a lot of time and made many friends there,” the newly appointed chairman of ONE Championship in China. “My late grandparents were also from Southern China, so there is a personal connection for me as well. I am very excited to start working with our amazing partners and team in China.”
On September 8, 2018, ONE Championship will return to China for an event titled “ONE: Beyond the Horizon,” which will take place at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai. It will be headlined by reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of Beijing, China and Samara “Marituba” Santos, 25, of Para, Brazil.
On July 7, 2018, Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei was crowned the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China. Watch her bout here: