Jason Tsai

Jason Tsai, born Tsai Ji-chunChinese: 蔡吉春; pinyin: Cài Jíchūn; (1951-05-17) 17 May 1951 (age 70), at Tainan County, Taiwan, is a Taiwanese founder and chairman of the Entagroup of telecommunications companies in the United Kingdom (UK);[2] including Entatech UK Ltd, Entamedia Ltd, and Enta.net. He is also the founder of UK Telford Chinese School,[1] and the president of The Tsai Lao-Chi Charitable Foundation in the UK.[5]

Jason Tsai
Chinese:蔡吉春; pinyin:Cài Jíchūn

Jason Tsai and his wife in front of Buckingham Palace, July 1997
Tsai Ji-chun

(1951-05-17) 17 May 1951 (age 70)

Nationality Republic of China
Citizenship Taiwanese
Education Master of Business Administration (MBA)[1]
Alma mater Birmingham University[1]
Occupation Businessman
Known for Founder & chairman of Entagroup:[2]
Entatech UK Ltd
Entamedia Ltd
Criminal charge(s) Carousel fraud, Contempt of Court[3][4]
Criminal penalty 18 months imprisonment[4]
Spouse(s) Ruth Tsai
Children 2
Awards seeawards and achievements

His British-registered company Changtel was found by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)[when?] to have participated in carousel fraud, as a result of which Tsai lost control of Entatech. On 8 May 2017, as the final link to that fraud, Entatech entered administration, and 50 people lost their jobs overnight.[5] On 21 July 2017, Tsai was sentenced to imprisonment for 18 months at the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division)[3] for Contempt of Court on account of 27 breaches of a Freezing Order.[4]

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  • Tsai Lau-Chi Charitable Foundation (Reg. charity number 1069997)[5]
  • UK Telford Chinese School, promoting Chinese culture to the West[5][6][URL required, verification needed]
  • Tsai’s Gallery in Enta HQ; collections from Taiwanese oil painting, sculpture, ceramic art, and publications, etc.[7][URL required, verification needed]
  • Director of the Anglo-Chinese Economic and Trade Association[1]
  • Youth Model Awards of Overseas Taiwanese Entrepreneur (1995)[1]
  • Chairman of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (1998)[citation needed]
  • Chairman of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Europe (1999)[1]
  • Councillor of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee (2000–2006)[8]
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Comms Business Awards (2010)[2]
  1. “海外創業青年楷模: 蔡吉春”[Young Model of Overseas Entrepreneurship: Cai Jichun]. www.OCAC.gov.tw (in Chinese). Taipei City 10055, Taiwan (R.O.C.): Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Republic of China (Taiwan). Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. “Entagroup founder named ‘Channel Entrepreneur of the Year. www.CommsBusiness.co.uk. Comms BusinessMA Business Limited. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. “Committal for Contempt of Court – Jason Tsai”(PDF). www.Bailii.org. British and Irish Legal Information Institute. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. [2017] EWHC 1860 (Ch)”. www.Bailii.org. British and Irish Legal Information Institute. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  5. “Entagroup.com: Charitable Foundation”. www.Entagroup.com. Entagroup. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  6. “How Telford caught eye of eastern tigers”. Financial Times. 27 November 2000.
  7. “Where East Meet West”. Shropshire Magazine. 1 February 1999.
  8. “僑委會委員長張富美走訪英國台商公司” [Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission Zhang Fumei visited British Taiwanese companies]. Central News Agency (in Chinese). 13 September 2002.

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