ABOUT THE HONORARY CONSUL
The Honorable Michael Corey Chan
Mr. Chan was appointed Honorary Consul by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia in December 2010 and served through July 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The US Department of State accredited his re-appointment to San Diego, California in August 2018. Consul Chan has held leadership positions in government, non-profit and the private sector. He has also volunteered for law enforcement agencies and various boards and commissions. He is fluent in English, Chinese and Spanish.
Consul Chan is currently the Human Resources Manager and Interim Director of Research Administrative Services at SBP Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA. He also serves as Vice President of Human Resources, Operations & Government Affairs for Caritas in Veritate International. A non-profit organization that provides aide and resources to those affected in areas of natural disaster and war. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Consular Corps of Arizona.
In 2014, Consul Chan was awarded a Papal Ambassadorship and in 2015 was presented with the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment to rendering assistance to those most in need. In 2010, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appointed Michael as a Captain - Special Deputy in his organization. Consul Chan was also presented with an Excellence Award by the Mayor of the City of Phoenix.
Consul Chan studied at the University of Hertfordshire earning an LLB with First Class Honours and a MA with Distinction in Human Resources. He is a member of the Consular Corps of Arizona & a Knight of the Royal Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom "KGK". During his free time, he enjoys weight training, snowboarding, travel, charitable work, international affairs and walks with his golden retriever.