Leadership Forum

CUHK Business School

The School vision “To develop global business leaders for the Asian Century.” reflects China’s emergence in the world economy which has created a need to educate a new generation of business leaders – ones who possess knowledge of Asian markets, China in particular, and yet have a global mindset.

With its unique historic ties in China since its establishment in 1963, and world class business programs and research, the School is in an unparalleled position to develop the leaders for tomorrow – to equip them for the “Asian Century”. CUHK Business School is the pioneer of business education with the first BBA, MBA and EMBA in Hong Kong and the region and has nurtured more than 35,000 alumni to form a major pillar of the local and regional business community.

CUHK Business School’s EMBA and MBA programs are ranked of 29th and 43rd respectively in the Financial Times Rankings 2018. The School has a range of post-graduate collaborations with top universities worldwide. The School runs dual MBA degree programs with HEC in France, Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, University of Texas at Austin, and masters teaching partnerships with Tsinghua University and Shanghai National Accounting Institute in China (Executive Master of Professional Accountancy, EMPAcc). CUHK Business School has also pioneered the internationalization of its undergraduate curriculum through initiatives such as the BBA in Global Business Studies (GLOBE), International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) and the Asian Business Studies (ABS) modules.

In GLOBE, 54 students each year from CUHK Business School, Copenhagen Business School and the Kenan-Flagler Business School in North Carolina study together as one cohort in three locations across the world. In IBCE, upon completion of the 4-year undergraduate degree, students will then continue the 1-year Master of International Business program at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Students who are interested in pursuing careers in Asia may also select the ABS modules. After the rst year of study, students selected into the program complete one term of study each at two renowned institutions, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and Waseda University in Japan respectively. Looking onto the future, CUHK Business School will continue to provide world-class business education and research with an emphasis on Asia, which will be instrumental towards achieving global impact in view of the emerging role of the region in the global arena.

China Business Knowledge (CBK):

China Business Knowledge is the knowledge platform of CUHK Business School. It aims to make accessible the School’s China and World research and provide insights and commentaries to the academic, business and student communities.

School Website address: bschool.cuhk.edu.hk
CBK Website address: cbk.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk


Harvest Global Investments Limited was established in Hong Kong in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvest Fund Management Co., Ltd (“Harvest”). Since its founding in 1999, Harvest has grown to employ more than 1300 staff, including 280 investment professionals globally. Harvest is one of the largest Chinese institutional asset managers by AuM, serving institutional clients and 50 million retail clients. Harvest opened its New York office in 2012, and in 2015 opened an office in London. To learn more, visit: www.harvestglobalinvestments.com or write to HGIcomms@hk.jsfund.cn.

嘉實國際於2008年在香港成立,是嘉實基金管理公司 (「嘉實」) 的全資附屬公司。自1999年成立以來,嘉實的規模發展迅速,目前僱用超過1300名員工,包括全球280名專業投資人才。 按資產管理規模而言,我們是中國最大的機構資產管理公司之一,為機構投資者和5000萬零售客戶提供服務。嘉實於2012年開設了紐約辦事處,並於2015年在倫敦開設辦事處。詳細資料,瀏覽 www.harvestglobalinvestments.com 或联系 HGIcomms@hk.jsfund.cn.

Established in 1991, the HKUST Business School has risen to international prominence in a remarkably short period of time, achieving widespread global recognition and a variety of prestigious academic rankings. Always striving for excellence, our strength lies in our full range of program offerings, our high quality research, conducted by our world class faculty, and our diverse and high-caliber students.

Our full suite of degree programs, as well as a wide range of executive education programs, means that the HKUST Business School is always at the forefront of educational development and business thinking. We have established an excellent international reputation for our postgraduate degree programs - our MBA Program has been ranked the world’s Top 15 for nine consecutive years by the Financial Times, while the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program has been ranked the world’s No. 1 for nine times.

The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region to have been awarded accreditation by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

With a steadfast commitment to research and thought leadership, we maintain state-of-the-art centers of learning and exploration devoted to a multitude of areas ranging from China business and Asian financial markets to Asian entrepreneurship and experimental business research.

Our unique Asian and global perspectives are made possible by our 140-strong international faculty. These leading thinkers and their diverse national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds come together to provide our students with a consistently engaging and highly stimulating environment for learning and research. Our graduates strive to make a positive impact on both the business world and the wider society.

We are strategically located at the heart of Asia’s economic center. Our students not only enjoy access to a unique fusion of East-meets-West, but also excellent proximity to China and the opportunity to experience the vitality of one of the world’s most important economies.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group, which serves our customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,526bn at 30 September 2017, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 86,000 as of June 30, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.hk

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of US$2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its Chase and J.P. Morgan brands.

J.P. Morgan has operated in Asia Pacific since 1872, and is today present across 17 countries in the region. Local corporations and institutions, multinationals, governments and private clients rely on J.P. Morgan for market-leading financial services — a confidence bred from the firm’s strength and ability to deliver integrated services across the Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and the Private Bank.

To learn more, please visit jpmorgan.com

KPMG China operates in 16 cities across China, with around 10,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. With a single management structure across all these offices, KPMG China can deploy experienced professionals efficiently, wherever our client is located. 

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and regions, and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

In 1992, KPMG became the first international accounting network to be granted a joint venture licence in mainland China. KPMG China was also the first among the Big Four in mainland China to convert from a joint venture to a special general partnership, as of 1 August 2012. Additionally, the Hong Kong office can trace its origins to 1945. This early commitment to the China market, together with an unwavering focus on quality, has been the foundation for accumulated industry experience, and is reflected in the Chinese member firm’s appointment by some of China’s most prestigious companies.

Modern Terminals was established in 1969 and has been committed to operational excellence and to providing its customers with the best service possible ever since it opened Hong Kong's first purpose-built container terminal in September 1972.  It also operates and has a majority shareholding in DaChan Bay Terminals and holds equity stakes in Shekou Container Terminals and Chiwan Container Terminal in the Pearl River Delta. The company’s expertise in the industry, deployment of state-of-the-art equipment and the commitment of its people enable it to deliver a unique customer experience at the terminals it operates. The company’s mission is to be the preferred partner for world-class terminal and supply-chain services, building global connectivity for the sustainable development of local economies and the improvement of people’s well-being.

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community - driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.


Stamford American School is a world-class international school for students 5 to 18 years old, which opened on September 4th, 2017. The Hong Kong campus opening followed the huge success of its Singapore campus, which today has a vibrant community of over 3,000 students from 70 countries.

From age 5, Stamford students enjoy a standards-based curriculum based on the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus frameworks blended with an inquiry based approach culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program* in Grades 11 and 12. Coupled with continual standardized MAP® assessments in Reading, Math and Science, a choice of bilingual (English/Mandarin) or daily language in Chinese or Spanish, a problem-based STEMinn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Innovation) Program and a Leveled Reading Program, Stamford prepares students for success in university and beyond.

Stamford American School – Hong Kong is part of Cognita, a global network of over 67 schools worldwide.

*Stamford American School Hong Kong will apply to the International Baccalaureate for program candidacy in December 2017.

Tricor is Asia’s leading provider of integrated business, corporate, investor services, human resources &

payroll services, and corporate trust & debt services. We help ambitious companies accelerate growth in



Tricor services over 30,000 clients with a staff strength of 2,000 employees, of which 580 are certified

professionals, including qualified accountants and company secretaries. We operate out of 30 offices in 20

countries / territories across the globe.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

About Otis
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

About Carrier
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

United Airlines operates daily nonstop services from Hong Kong to San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and four-time weekly flights to Guam.

United Airlines unveils reimagined international travel experience – United Polaris Business Class – designed to bring a new level of quality to every aspect of premium cabin travel from lounge to landing and provide the best sleep in the sky.

United added Boeing’s latest generation Boeing 777 aircraft, the 777-300ER, to Hong Kong – San Francisco route featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seats with direct access to the aisle. All other aspects of the United Polaris inflight experience – from bedding to amenities to beverage and dining service – is now available on any long-haul international flight across global network.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com.