HotApp is an integrated community and e-commerce platform for people, communities and brands around the world. HotApp’s open platform connects people across communities and other external IM applications, creating an international social network with limitless opportunities for content creation and direct consumer engagement. HotApp offers a highly personalized experience based on each user’s unique activities, interests and needs.
HotApp seeks to have a clear understanding of people needs: “ An easier life”, “ A more enjoyable life” & “ A more sociable life”.
HotApp aims to empower communities by unifying–
Voice Calling, Instant Messaging, Social Communities & e-Commerce
HotApp is a freemium software application operating through a mobile device. It is a cross platform multi-media communications application available on Android & iOS. HotApp is free to download, and empowers users to call effectively with free call-out abilities; have the ability to join global communities via HotRooms, and chat with friends from all over the world.
With our core modules of HotCalls, HotChats, HotRooms & HotNearby, we enable and empower our communities to communicate and engage effectively.
Mr. Chan Heng Fai was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 31 May 2013 and re-designated as Executive Director on 1 March 2014. His experience and expertise are in the finance and banking sectors, and he has restructured over 35 companies in different industries and countries in the past 40 years.
Mr. Chan is currently the Managing Chairman of Heng Fai Enterprises Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is responsible for its overall business development. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Holista Colltech Ltd, a bio-technology company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Mr. Chan was formerly:
the Managing Director of SingHaiyi Group Ltd (“SingHaiyi”), a company listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Under Mr. Chan’s leadership, SingHaiyi was transformed from a failed store-fixture business provider with net asset value of less than S$10 million into a property trading and investment company and finally to a property development company with latest net asset value over S$150 million before Mr. Chan ceded controlling interest in late 2012;
the Executive Chairman of China Gas Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Under Mr. Chan’s guidance and direction, China Gas was restructured from a failing fashion retail company to one of the largest participants in the investment, operation and management of city gas pipeline infrastructure, distribution of natural gas and LPG to residential, commercial and industrial users in China. The market capitalisation of China Gas in the financial year of 2002 of approximately HK$247 million (share had traded in value of HK$0.51) increased to present market capitalisation in excess of HK$40 billion (share price of HK$8.93 as at June 28, 2013);
a director of Global Med Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed medical company which is engaged in the design, developing, marketing and support of information management software products for blood banks, hospitals, centralised transfusion centres and other healthcare related facilities;
a director of Skywest Ltd, an airline company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange;
the Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank, a commercial bank listed on NASDAQ from 1988 to 2005. Mr. Chan had acquired American Pacific Bank, a U.S. full-service commercial bank, out of bankruptcy in 1987. He recapitalised, refocused and grew the bank’s operations. Under his guidance, it became a high asset quality bank, with zero loan losses for over five consecutive years before it was ultimately acquired and merged into Riverview Bancorp Inc. Prior to its acquisition and merger it was ranked #13 by the Seattle Times’ “Annual Northwest’s Top 100 Public Companies” and #6 in Oregon state, ahead of names such as Nike, Microsoft, Costco, AT&T Wireless and Amazon.com.
Mr. Vincent Lum was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 10 June 2015. He currently also serves as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Lum has over 25 years of executive experience in product marketing and business development. He has held regional management positions at international corporations such as Datacraft Asia (now Dimension Data), York International (now Johnson Controls) and Apple. Mr. Lum is also the founder and director of FUNboxx Ltd., a privately held boutique software developer based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Lum holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communication Engineering from the University of Essex in Colchester, UK.