Christian Chia


Christian Chia

CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group Limited

Christian Chia is the CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group Limited, the largest-volume dealership group in the province of British Columbia.

Prior to his role at OpenRoad, Christian established Summit Motors China Limited, one of five distributors for BMW automobiles in China and an authorised dealer for Toyota and Lexus vehicles in six Chinese provinces.  He previously worked with Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan and was previously involved with the finance industry in Toronto.

Christian has served as a Director of Servco Pacific Inc. since 2010.  He has been active in numerous community and charitable activities and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.  He has served on several boards, including the Vancouver Police Foundation Board of Trustees, the Lexus Dealer Association, the Automobile Industry Association of BC and was previously chairman of the Vancouver International Auto show.  He was also appointed a member of the Canadian Federal Advisory Committee on Financing.

In 2012, Christian was named as the Laureate Award winner of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.  More recently he was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, Pacific-region. Christian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from UBC Sauder. In 1991, he was also recognized by UBC as a Lesley Wong Fellow.