Based in Singapore, ONE Championship is establishing a strong base in China. Recently, the company appointed its chief financial officer Hua Fung Teh as its new chairman in the country.
“The China market is incredibly important for us,” Teh stated. “And we are doing everything we can to achieve success.”
Teh used to be a principal at TPG Capital. For over 6 years, he was a key leader of the leading global private equity firm in the origination, evaluation and execution of investments deals across Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Before joining TPG Capital, Teh held various leadership positions in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), where he was a key member of the team that brought Formula One (F1) racing to Singapore and organized the first night race in F1 history in 2008. He was also an aviator with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) where he operated F-16 fighter jets.
“It is an honor to be appointed as Chairman of ONE Championship in China, a country with a long and respected tradition of martial arts going back thousands of years,” Teh said. “I look forward to engaging with our local partners, athletes and fans, and helping our team further grow ONE Championship’s footprint and fan base in the country.”
The ONE Championship CFO has extensive knowledge and experience in the business circuit in China. He said he has a deep personal affection and respect for the country where he spent a lot of time and made many friends.
Two of the reigning champions of ONE Championship are Chinese. Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of Beijing, China was crowned on January 20, 2018 while Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Chinese Taipei became the ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion on July 7, 2018.
Xiong will defend her title for the second time at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China on September 8, 2018. Here is a clip featuring the Chinese champ: