Rapid-Fire Round with KJ Chong

  • March 24, 2021
  • Lynne Yryku

Rapid-Fire Round with KJ Chong

Are you excited about the idea of going to the CCCA’s National Conference on April 22, but feeling a bit hesitant because it is virtual and you won’t know anyone? Are you keen to meet other in-house counsel, but not really sure how to go about it? We are launching this “Rapid-Fire Round” series to help.

Here you can “meet” a CCCA Executive Committee member who will be at the Conference. Then if you have questions about them and their work with the CCCA at the national or local level, feel free to message them through the Conference platform.


kj chong the canadian bar associationKJ Chong

General Counsel at BroadGrain Commodities / CCCA Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Toronto, ON


1. Who is your hero?

Arunachalam Muruganantham, a.k.a. "Pad Man": an inventor of a machine to make affordable sanitary pads for women in rural India, which has helped also make jobs and income for women.

2. What do you like most about your career?

Being able to find creative solutions and help those I work with.

3. What makes you laugh?

Conan O'Brien

4. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?

Hiking, running, making sourdough bread and kombucha, and boxing.

5. How would your friends describe you?

Positive, hard-working, intelligent.

6. What three books do you consider critical reading for an in-house counsel?

  • How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith 

  • Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

  • Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

7. What is the one thing you wish you had known before becoming in-house counsel?

It is okay not to know the answers to everything.

8. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

It is better to have the difficult conversations than to leave things unsaid.


Register for Conference now and meet hundreds of great members like KJ!


Lynne Yryku is the Executive Editor of The In-House Edition.