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Thomas Tam is a Hong Kong-born Canadian businessman. He is a former CEO of the Asian-Canadian immigration services organization S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and was replaced by Queenie Choo in 2012.


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He was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1992. Before immigrating to Canada, he was a lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, working in the Department of Social Work and was a social worker working with the Stewards' Social Services in Hong Kong. [1] He held the position as CEO of the Asian-Canadian immigration services organization S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and was replaced by Queenie Choo in 2012. He succeeded Tung Chan in 2010. He has been with this organization since 1992. [2] Taking the helm of the organization, the organization had over 77 employees and grew it to over 400.

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  1. Stewards' Social Services in Hong Kong,
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  3. "Tam resigns as CEO of SUCCESS - BC Local News". 20 December 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2017.