• Hi, I'm

    JOHN FANG

  • WHO AM I?

    A well rounded manager
    An adventurous marathoner
    A curious muralist
    A hardcore backpacker
     
    Find out more below, and let's get in touch
  • MY CAREER 

    “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Abraham Lincoln

    foodpanda Taiwan

    Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

    Taiwan

    • Manage the P&L for the largest food delivery online platform in Taiwan

    Groupon Taiwan

    General Manager / Chief Operations Officer
    Taiwan

    • P&L responsibility of the US$30M per year business; Managed up to 150 people
    • Interim Sales Head of Goods for 5 month, directly leading 11 sales reps that contributed 40% of the company income

    TXRE Investment

    Co-Founder
    Taiwan

    • Started the company from the ground up to handling private funds of US$3M
    • Handled the company P&L and led a team of 10 people to develop investment projects, yielding portfolio ROI over 20%

    Freelance Strategy Consulting

    Contract Consultant
    China / Taiwan

    • Provided China entry strategy for a U.S. top agriculture company; identified the $3bn market and recommended a 3-year plan
    • Investigated detail competitive intelligence on a $30M/yr chemical product; identified best practices, trends, and new product strategy

    Intel

    Business Support Manager

    Taiwan

    • Directed short term tactics and long term plans for a $60M per quarter account
    • Formulated the pricing strategy for 6 product lines (100+ SKUs) to obtain government tender projects, to control open market activities, and to promote product transitions

    Early Career Experience

    Taiwan / Canada

    • ASUS Computer - Product Manager
    • LiteOn Technology - Automation Mechanical Engineer
    • Honeywell - Manufacturing Engineer
    • Honda - Manufacturing Engineer
    • Johnson Controls - Process Engineer
    • Multimatic - Process Engineer
    • Linamar - Process Engineer
  • EDUCATION

    INSEAD

    MBA
    Canadian Foundation Scholarship

    One of the elite business schools worldwide. Consistently ranked on top of the list by, for example, Financial Times (#3) and Forbes (#2)

    University of Waterloo

    Mechanical Engineering with Management Science Option
    Macleans's University Ranking
    #1 Best Overall University, 
    #1 most likely to produce Leaders of Tomorrow, and #1 Most Innovative University in Canada
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    "John is a dedicated, well-rounded, and result driven leader. He always went above and beyond in providing exceptional service, and showed genuine integrity on his job. John's ambition and drive for success is beyond his professional life. I was very impressed with his personal life and the challenges he was willing to take just to push himself to the limit. John has proven that he is able to handle pressure and deal with uncertainty, and I recommend him highly.

    - Dr. Duei Tsai, former Minister of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China

     

     

    "John was able to deliver outstanding results under huge time pressure. His analytical and problem solving skills are strong assets that proved to be very valuable to us and to our client. His patience, his diligence and willingness to help were crucial for our client's success. We were very glad to have him on the project. Highly recommended." 

    - Jan Heydolph, Co-Founder of Yatsen Associates Management Consulting

     

     

    "John is a truly dynamic professional/person. He is smart, kind, and excellent in execution. In addition, his diverse experience and background definitely sets him apart from his peers."

    - Derek Yu, Senior Director of Asus Computer

     

  • "Set a goal so big you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can." - Unknown

    North America
    USA
     
    2012 Finisher
    05:45:26

    My first marathon and first endurance race that lasted 5:45:26. Reaching 30,898 entries, the 40th Honolulu Marathon was the second largest marathon in America in 2012. The exotic location in Hawaii and the aloha spirit made the race a popular destination among first-time marathoners.
    Europe
    Greece
     
    2013 Finisher
    04:55:58

    The classic route from Marathon to Athens. This race commemorates the run of the soldier Pheidippides from the town of Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C., bringing news of a Greek victory over the Persians. This IAAF Gold Label Road Race is perhaps one of the most difficult major marathon.
    Asia
    Japan
     
    2014 Finisher
    04:25:28

    An IAAF Gold Label marathon. One of the six World Marathon Majors, and the only one located in Asia. In 2014, the event drew over 300,000 applicants and less than 10% received a bib number to run the scenic course from Tokyo Metropolitan Office building to the Tokyo Big Sight.
    Asia
    North Korea
     
    2014 Finisher
    04:06:27

    I was the first amateur runner from Taiwan to ever participated in this full marathon race. Achieving a person best of 4:06:27, I was also the last runner before the official closed the gate. This mysterious and highly competitive event took place at Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
    Africa
    Algeria
     
    2015 Finisher
    06:35:39

    We were the first group of Taiwanese ever participated in this race. This race in the Sahara dessert is a mix of great challenge and extraodinary scenery. Runners will also pass through 3 Saharawi refugee camps in this course.
    Oceania
    Australia
     
    2015 Finisher
    05:53:15

    The race is held in the Australian outback, near the iconic Ayers Rock, which is the largest monolith in the world. You run on its famous ‘red earth’, on sand trails, bush tracks and dirt tracks.
    South America
    Chile
     
    2015 Finisher
    05:29:45

    Surrounded by blue lakes, snow peaks, and white glacier, this is of the most beautiful trail marathons. The race is held at the famous Torres del Paine National Park. 
    Antarctica
    South Pole
     
    2015 Finisher
    07:29:35 

    Southernmost marathon on earth, the only official marathon on mainland Antarctica and the only one within the Antarctic circle.
  • My Mural Practices

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Picasso

    My first attempt in space painting. It's just so much fun.

    10 hrs.

    A mix of spray and water based masonry paint. My first time painting with a brush, learned a lot.

    8 hrs.

    A mix of spray and oil based paint. Didn't even know how to dilute the paint, was so funny.

    4 hrs.

    My first time spray painting with colors.

    3 hrs.

    My first real attempt in creating new colors from the primary colors. Water based masonry paint.

    6 hrs.

    It was very interesting to imitate the Chinese water ink texture with only spray paints.

    40 min.

  • ENDURACE CHALLENGES

    IRONMAN Taiwan

    2015 Finisher
    3.8 km swim + 180 km cycling
    + 42.2 km run. The inaugural IRONMAN Taiwan is hosted throughout the stunning Kenting region in the southern tip of Taiwan.

    IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan

    2014 Finisher
    1.9 km swim + 90 km cycling
    + 21.1 km run. The fifth edition of the event was held in Kenting, the southern tip of Taiwan.

    Mount Kilimanjaro

    Summited
    At 5,895m, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world

    Everest Base Camp

    Visited
    14 days trek up to the 5,364 m South Base Camp of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world

    Mount Fuji

    Summited
    At 3,776 m, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.

    Cycling Day Tour
    Taipei to Kaohisnag

    Completed
    366 km of bicycle ride from Taipei to Kaohsiung in one day

    Cycling Around Taiwan
    Pilgrimage

    Completed
    1,403 km of bicycle ride around Taiwan, collected stamps from 146 temples

     Swimming Carnival 
    Sun Moon Lake

    Finisher
    This 3.3 km activity is the world’s largest mass participation open water swimming event

    Taipei 101 Run Up

    Finisher
    91 Floors (total of 2046 steps). Race up one of the world's tallest building.
  • JUST FOR FUN

    “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” - Aristotle

    Scuba Diving

    Surfing

    Sky Diving

    Water Rafting

    Rock Climbing