Dr. Amiee Chan is the President and CEO of Norsat International Inc. She has over 15 years of experience in executive management and research development in the satellite industry. Prior to her promotion to CEO, Dr. Chan served as Vice President of Operations. As the Director of Research and Development at Norsat International Inc. Dr. Chan produced several highly successful product lines that continue to be high revenue generators for the company. As a result of her strong entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Chan was awarded in 2008 the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Dr. Chan received her Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University where she majored in Strategy & New Ventures. She also holds an Electrical Engineering Ph. D. in Satellite Communications from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. She spearheads the Western Canadian branch of WIDS – Woman in Defense and Security. She also acts as a mentor in numerous organizations including Wired Woman Mentorship Program of Vancouver and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology’s Ms. Infinity Program.