CH’NG Huck Theng
Founding President CHTNetwork
CHTNetwork was founded in 2008 by CH’NG Huck Theng as a professional network that focuses on lifestyle branding, publications and prestigious events. The Network brings together a wide spectrum of clients, associates and friends to create a close-knit network of creativity and excellence known as “The CHT Community”. It is an exclusive community of beautiful people, excellent products and discerning clients.
Over the years, CHTNetwork has built a reputation of professionalism, credibility and integrity in its publications, impressive events and notable awards ceremonies. It is now one of the most sought after communications, marketing and event specialists in Malaysia and abroad.
Blazing a path in branding and lavish events, CHTNetwork established its two iconic global awards – the CHT Awards and Pinnacle International Excellence (PIE) Awards. These awards are the marks of excellence bestowed on leading brands, captains of industries and top corporations that are the talk of town since its introduction.
Ever mindful of the fact that social welfare is an important component of any society, the CHTNetwork introduced a series of corporate social responsibility programmes. At the forefront of its programmes are charity auctions and art sales in aid of less fortunate children and education. These programmes also provided a platform for local talents to promote and showcase their skills.
BEYOND MALAYSIA’S SHORES
Year 2015 is the start of another milestone for CHTNetwork. The network is now building a strong presence in Australia, first with the launch of Essenze Australia and then the launch of its event space – SpACE@Collins, a posh venue for many signature CHTNetwork events in times to come. It will mark the beginning of a new era of glitzy events and the introduction of outstanding brands through its luxury lifestyle magazine. Surely, Australia will feel the buzz and excitement of a widespread network that brings people and industries together through memorable events.
Who is CHT?
CH’NG Huck Theng is a businessman to many but essentially, he is the man who brings people together through art and an extensive network of lifestyle brands, influential publications and beautiful people. A man of many talents, and hats for that matter, CHT is the heart and brains of his network in which he nurtured close friendships, introduced talents to the world and created inspiring events.
A world renowned artist and sculptor with a host of awards under his belt, he is also a publisher, art collector, curator and the founder of One East Museum. The museum is a testament of his artistic and creative talent along with his eye for superb quality. Well known for being the man behind glittering affairs and the launcher of great brands, it is no mean feat to hold as many accomplishments as he has.
On top of his professional accomplishments, CH’NG is currently the President of the oldest art society in the country, the Penang Art Society. He has earned numerous awards and recognition in business and art including McMillan Woods Global Awards, Nokia & Le Prestige ‘Malaysian Top 40 Under 40’, the Asia Art Award in Seoul, Korea, the shortlisted winner of London International Creative Competition (LICC), to name a few. His masterpieces are displayed in renowned art institutions and museums the world over including the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris, Hong Kong University Museum & Art, Singapore Art Museum, National Art Gallery Malaysia and Shanghai Art Museum.
He is also the first Malaysian artist whose artwork was minted on coins – the “Anak Malaysia Limited Edition Silver Coins” – in commemoration of Malaysia’s 57th year of independence by Public Gold Group (Malaysia) and Royal East Pty Ltd (Australia) in 2014. Prior to this, his sculpture “Hand in Hand We Make A Better World” was selected by the Prime Minister of Malaysia as a national gift to China while another sculpture, “Salam”, was selected by the Malaysian Government as national gifts to Cities of London, UK and Melbourne, Australia.
As his string of achievements can attest, there is no stopping CH’NG from forging on to leave his mark and legacy of a community and network where all good things in life meet.
Just as CH’NG is known to say… “the best is yet to come!”
CHTNetwork透过网络延伸的方式发展业务，比如：担任“牵线人”，推进马来西亚对外贸易发展局 (MATRADE) 在各国家的宣传交流，包括作为“吉隆坡－墨尔本艺术展示会”的策展单位。
如今，CHTNetwork 迈入新里程碑，高端生活杂志 ESSENZE 马来西亚庆祝
10周年纪念，并且宣布 ESSENZE 澳大利亚杂志初版在墨尔本推展。
CHT是CH’NG Huck Theng (庄学腾) 名字的简写，也意味着这个独特的脑网络组织是以他个人或周边为中心辐射点，然后再投射到不同的专业领域。作为贸易商人出身，半途出家的艺术创作者和业余出版作家，庄学腾拒绝单一化，寻求创建更多元化的组织，激起社会的文化活力。
开拓艺术领域成就的同时，他就任为马来西亚历史最悠久的槟城州艺术协会最年轻的会长，他在 2009 至 2011年被委任为马来西亚国家艺术画廊的董事会成员。
2014年，马来西亚建国第57周年，马来西亚大众金行集团联合澳大利亚 Royal East Pty. Ltd. 以庄学腾的作品
“大马之子 – Anak Malaysia” 为原型，推出限量版银币，共计188枚。这是首位马来西亚艺术家的作品被印制为纪念银币，堪称是国家艺术作品历史性突破。
另外，他的一组创作系列雕塑“祈祝 – Salam”也被马来西亚政府当作国礼送予英国伦敦市和澳大利亚墨尔本市。
2015年，庄学腾也在极富盛名的 McMillan Woods Global Award荣获最高级个人组别“年度卓越策展人大奖”。
作为 CHTNetwork 的首脑人物，他相信身为艺术工作者不仅是创作和具有独特概念，但深一层推动宣扬艺术文化和相关工业，让人们，社会和经济受惠。