- Winner of 20th Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award (2004-05)
- President of 19th Executive Committee (2005-06), Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association
Karl Chan is now working in the financial services industry. He is very passionate about urban development. In 2011, he founded the Hong Kong Public Space Initiative, a charitable organization that aims to raise awareness of public space through education, research and community engagement.
Karl holds an MBA degree from Columbia University, and he graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Urban & Regional Studies.