Events Overview

All Speakers


Ambassador Craig ALLEN

President, US-China Business Council Former Ambassador to Brunei

Angelica ANTON

Founding Partner, SILK Ventures

Jan Adams

Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, then Australian Ambassador to China

John Artman

Technology Editor, South China Morning Post


Founder, Education for Ethiopia


Yale University Ethiopia Pre-MBA Industry: Education

Rik Athorne

Senior Creative Business Director of Weta Workshop, Board Director of Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) APAC

Smriti Aryal

Head of Office, UN Women China

The Hon Daniel Andrews

MP, Premier, Victoria State Government of Australia

Wilfred Amaldoss

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


Anthony Butler

Chief Technology Officer, IBM Middle East and Africa

Daniel A. Bell

Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University at Qingdao and a Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing


Chief Client Officer and Executive Director, Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning, Darden School at the University of Virginia


International Managing Partner, MinterEllison

Jeremy Browne

Former Minister of State for Asia Pacific, UK (Moderator)

Jerry Brown

Chair, California-China Climate Institute, Former Governor, State of California

Ma Bin

Assistant Professor of Leadership, Academic Director of IE’s China Center


China Director at Economist Corporate Network, The Economist

Melanie Weaver BARNETT

Executive Director, UNICON

Patrick BODY

Editorial Director at SinoMedia, Earnshaw Books and China Economic Review

Shalini BHATIA

Director, Programs, Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Shantanu Bhattacharya

Lee Kong Chian Professor of Operations Management, Deputy Dean (Education), LKCSB, SMU

Simon Baptist

Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit

Sir Victor Blank

Senior Advisor of TPG Capital, Former Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group.

Stephen M. Badger

Board of Directors, Mars

Taimur BAIG

Managing Director and Chief Economist, DBS Bank

The Hon John Brumby

Premier, National President, Australia China Business Council



Assistant Dean of Global Programs, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Andrew Ching

Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University

Cathy CHEN

Assistant Director, Case Center, CKGSB

Cheng Jingye

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of Australia

Deborah Campbell

Chief Operating Officer, Accenture Greater China

Kanmani Chockalingam

Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova is the Senior Lecturer and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute in the Johnson School of Management, at Cornell University.

Michelle Cameron

Head of Sustainable Investment and Finance Sales, Asia at Refinitiv (LSEG)



Shirley Chen

Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited, Executive Chairwomen, CICC Investment Management Committee, CKGSB Alumna

Stephen Cavit

Lead Composer and Principal of Iconic Music & Sound, Member of Board of Directors of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Su Cheng Harris-Simpson

Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia

Violet Chung

Partner, McKinsey and Company

Willson CUACA

Founding Partner, East Ventures



Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Mr. Ding Haijiang

General Manager of Richall International Logistics (HongKong) Co., Limited

Mr. Frederic Dybuncio

President & CEO of 2GO and SM Investments Corporation

Soumitra Dutta

Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Commissioner to Europe and Israel, Victoria State Government of Australia

Wei Da

Director of CISS, Professor at Tsinghua University

Xiaojing Dong

Santa Clara University & LinkedIn



Director, Priority Africa Coordination Division, PAX, UNESCO (Paris)Director


CEO and Founder, AppsTech


Co-founder and CEO, SHYFT Power Solutions


Clare Fearnley

Ambassador of New Zealand to China and Mongolia


Partner in Charge, Asia & International Markets and NSW Chairman, KPMG Australia

FU Jianping

Chairman, Greenwood Group; CKGSB Alumnus

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Chief Executive of E.L. Rothschild LLC

Sir Douglas Flint

UK Government’s Special Envoy to the Belt and Road Initiative

Stephanie Fahey

Trustee of The Asia Foundation
Former CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Xinyu Fan

Assistant Professor of Economics, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business


Allan Gepty

The Philippines’ Assistant Secretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy, Department of Trade and Industry

Andres Guiral

Associate Dean & Professor of Accounting, Yonsei University School of Business

GAN Kim Yong

Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore

Gao Zhanjun

Managing Director of CITIC Securities

Greg Gilligan

Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and PGA TOUR China Managing Director


Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique

Maria Gustava

Ambassador of the Republic of Mozambique

Mark Greeven

Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD

Mauro F. Guillén

Dean of Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge; Former Zandman Professor at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania


Anita Huang

Operating Partner & Chief Marketing Officer Sinovation Ventures

Ben Horowitz

Co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Columbia University Alumnus

Charlie Humphreys

Director of Corporate Affairs (Moderator)

Daesik Hur

Professor of Operations Management, Yonsei University School of Business

David Hardoon

Chief Data and AI Officer at Union Bank of the Philippines, Chief Data Officer at UnionDigital, Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Aboitiz Group, Managing Director at Aboitiz Data Innovation


China Tax Leader, Central China Markets Leader, Shanghai Office Lead Partner at PwC China

Hamilton Helmer

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Strategy Capital

Hanim Hamzah

Regional Managing Partner at ZICO Law, Head of the Corporate M&A practice group at Roosidono & Partners

He Gang

Managing Editor of Caijing Magazine


Dean, Melbourne Business School

Jerry HUA

Partner, PwC Strategy&

Justin Howden

Group Head, Global Government Affairs and Industry Development, H&H Group

Lord Hague of Richmond

Former UK Foreign Secretary and Chair of International Advisory Group, Linklaters LLP

Michael Hart

President, AmCham China

Orin Herskowitz

Senior VP of Applied Innovation and Industry Partnerships for Columbia University, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)


City University of Hong Kong Korea Pre-MBA Industry: Government / Military Services


Camelia ILIE

Full Professor, Dean of Executive Education and Strategic Innovation, and Chair of the Center for Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership at INCAE

Rebecca Ivey

Chief Representative, Greater China at World Economic Forum

Santiago INIGUEZ

President, IE University

Sheena Iyengar

Inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School

Vince Iswara

CEO of DANA Indonesia


Antonio Batista da Silva Junior

Dean of FDC

Clément JEAN

Tsinghua University France Pre-MBA Industry: Computer Software

Heidi JIAN

Tianjin Foreign Studies University China Pre-MBA Industry: Education


Chief Representative for CKGSB Europe, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Pooja Jhaveri

Leadership Development and APAC DEI Director, LSEG


Aminata KOITA

Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea

Andrew Kam

Former Senior Vice President of Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group, Former Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland

Andrew Kimball

President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Henry Kissinger

Former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor

James Kynge

Global China Editor, Financial Times

Jooyoung Kwak

Professor of International Business, Yonsei University School of Business

Kevin Kang

Chief economist for KPMG China

KIM Jong-yoon

CEO, Yanolja

Roan Kang

Chief Operating Officer and Global Accounts Leader, Microsoft Greater China

Shinta Kamdani

Owner and CEO, Sintesa Group

Shinya Katanozaka

President & CEO, ANA Holdings Inc.

Tanuj Kapilashrami

Group Head of Human Resources, Standard Chartered Bank


Head of the Enterprise Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Tran Quoc Khanh

Vice Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam



Co-founder and Chairperson, Whampoa Group


Ambassador of the Republic of Seychelles

Charise Le

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Schneider Electric

Dan LeClair

CEO of the Global Business School Network

Daniel LEE

National University of Singapore Singapore Pre-MBA Industry: Internet

Dennis Lanham

Sr. Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Silicon Valley Executive Center

Dr Huaxia Lai

Assistant Professor at Peking University School of International Studies

Dr Jing Liu

Professor of Accounting and Finance, Director of Investment Research Center at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Hau L. LEE

Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Heejin Lee

Professor of Global IT Management, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University


The University of Hong Kong China Pre-MBA Industry: International Affairs

Jean Liu

President of Didi Chuxing Technology Co. (CKGSB Alumna)

Jiman Lee

Dean and Professor of Management, Yonsei University School of Business

LI Haitao

Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Business Scholars Program, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and the Development Foundation, Director of the Family Business Research Center, CKGSB

Li Ka-shing

Founder of Cheung Kong Holdings

Li Na

Former Professional Tennis Player (CKGSB Alumna)

LI Xin

Managing Editor and Managing Director of Caixin Global; Vice President of Caixin Media

LI Yalu

Founder, Cycle Space, CKGSB Alumna

Li Yang

Associate Professor of Marketing, CKGSB


Co-founder, FarmWorks

Liu Xiaoming

Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs; Former Ambassador, the People's Republic of China to the UK

LIU Yongyan

CEO, Fintopia


Chief Executive, Asia House


Head of Soft Power Research and Insight, British Council

Mr. Lin Jie

President of Shanghai Worldwide Logistics Group

Raphael Lam

Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund

Sean Li

General Manager, Robert Walters China

Suwin LEE

Partner, Ernst & Young

Xiuping Li

National University of Singapore

Yang Lan

Prominent TV Presenter and Co-founder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation


Alfredo Montufar-Helu

Beijing Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Anne Miroux

Anne Miroux is a Faculty Fellow at the Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.


Partner with the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

Bin Ma

Assistant Professor of Leadership, Academic Director of IE’s China Center

Brandon MENG

Tsinghua University China Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services


Product Owner, Safari Wallet

Jonathan McClory

Partner at Sanctuary Counsel

Jonathan MOULES

Editor, Financial Times

Judith MWAI

African Diplomacy in China Lead, Development Reimagined

MA Jun

Collector, Curator, CKGSB Alumnus


Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the New Development Bank

Nick Marro

Global Trade Leader, The Economist Intelligence Unit


Former Director, The Economist Corporate Network

Ravi Mehta

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Raymond Yee Woon Ming

Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express – Asia Pacific


Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence

Stephen Martin

Former Director General of the Institute of Directors

Tom Mackenzie

Co-anchor of Bloomberg TV's European Markets Open



Managing Director, Dairy Australia


Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah

Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations (PAX), UNESCO

Tom Orlik

Chief Economist for Bloomberg Economics


Alessandro Piol

President at Epistemic AI, Columbia University Alumnus

Andrew Polk

Co-founder of Trivium China, Former Chief Economist at Medley Global Advisors

Phyllis Papadavid

Head of Research and Advisory, Asia House

Robert POOLE

Partner of Consumer and Retail, National Lead at KPMG Australia; Former Executive General Manager Supplier Relations, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co.

Tim Payne

Senior Partner, Brunswick

Wang Pei

Assistant professor at The China Institute of Fudan University

Young-Ryeol Park

Professor of International Business, Yonsei University School of Business



Executive Sustainability Tech Advisor, Co-Founder, SDG Ambition

Anna Robeniol

Advisor to the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community


Chief Economist of Mars, Incorporated; Founder of Economics of Mutuality

Caroline Raggett

Managing Director, Board and AgFoodTech, Russell Reynolds Associates

Hannah RYDER

CEO, Development Reimagined

John Russell

Managing Director of Sandpiper North Head


Fudan University China Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services

Sean Randolph

Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Tom Rafferty

Regional Director, Asia at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Tom Rafferty

Regional Director, Asia of The Economist Intelligence Unit


Andrew Sheng

Former Central Banker, HKMA & Bank Negara Malaysia

Brian SAN

Executive Director, Programmes and Strategic Development, Wealth Management Institute

Chenyi Shi

Principal at Strategy Capital

Daisy Shen

Partner, Head of Climate and Sustainability at KPMG Advisory (China) Limited Beijing Branch

David Stringer-Lamarre

Chairman of Institute of Directors London Region

Gönül Serbest

Chief Executive Officer, Global Victoria– State Government of Victoria, Australia


Professor, Monash Business School and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Former Chair, ACCC David OLSSON, China Practice Consultant, King & Wood Mallesons

Helena Sangeland

Ambassador of Sweden to China

Jonathan Schulhof

Executive Vice President and Head of Innovation Industries, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Katsuhiro SATO

Professor of Strategy and Finance, Waseda Business School


Pro Chancellor and Chair at The Open University


Founder and CEO, NaviParking (CKGSB Global Unicorn Program – Dubai Participant)

Ralf Speth

Chairman of TVS Motor Company, Former CEO of Jaguar Land Rover

Satvinder Singh

Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community

Sheryl Sandberg

Former COO of Meta and Founder of

SUN Tianshu

Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Technology, Big Data and Digital Transformation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Sun Yu

CEO of Bank of China in the UK

Sung Taeyoon

Professor of Economics, Yonsei University

Wei Sun Christianson

CEO, Morgan Stanley China, Co-CEO Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific

Wilson del Socorro

Corporate Relations Director ,Asia Pacific of Diageo


General Manager, Digital Technology Center, Yili Group


Alexander Triantis

Dean of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Asa Torkelsson

Former Regional Advisor on Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Leslie TANG

Finance Director, Asia Pacific, Albemarle

Mark Tokola

Vice President of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington, DC

Sir Richard Leslie Taylor

Co-Founder of Weta Workshop, winner of the Oscar Award and the Thea Award


Fernando Vallina

Chairman, ExxonMobil (China) Investment Co., Ltd.


Chairman of IE China Center, IE University


Barbara Woodward

UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, then British Ambassador to China

Cynthia WANDIA

Co-founder, Kwara

Dame Caroline Wilson

Ambassador at British Embassy

Francis WANG

South China University of Technology China Pre-MBA Industry: Internet

Gabrielle Williams

Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Treaty and First Peoples; then Minister for Women, then Minister for Youth and then Minister for Prevention of Family Violence; Victorian State Government of Australia

Gita Wirjawan

Former Indonesian Trade Minister

Huiyao (Henry) WANG

Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times


Co-founder, Nairobi Women Learning & Data Science

Natalie WANG

University of International Relations China Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services


Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda

Tetsuya Watanabe

Vice-President, Research Institute of Economy Trade, and Industry

Tian Wei


WANG Guangyu

Founder and Chairman, China Soft Capital

Wang Xitong

Head of ESG affairs/ Senior Associate, Everbright Belt & Road Green Fund


Artistic Director, Shanghai Gallery of Art

Wei Jianguo

Vice Chairman and Deputy Director, China Center for International Economic Exchanges; former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce, PRC

WEI Jianing

Former Deputy Director-General and Inspector at the Department of Macroeconomic Research, Development Research Center of the State Council


Qiyuan Xu

Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and Politics, Deputy Director of the Research Center for International Finance at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Robert Xiao

Director, Beijing of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Weisi XIE

Shanghai Director, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

XU Xiaoju

President, Shenzhen Yinghe Technology Co.,Ltd.



President, Fu Wah International Group; CKGSB Alumnus


Head of Legal, Google Shanghai

Joshua YUAN

Imperial College London China Pre-MBA Industry: Consumer Electronics

Leslie YOUNG

Professor of Economics, CKGSB

Linda YUEH

Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University

Xiaoping Yang

Former President of BP China, and Chairman of BP China Holdings

YU Xinhua

Partner at IDG Capital



President, Greater China, OATLY, CKGSB Alumnus


Johns Hopkins University China Pre-MBA Industry: Energy

Gill Zhou

Chief Marketing Officer, IBM APAC & Greater China Group (CKGSB Alumna)


Associate Director – Global Marketing and Communications
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business


Nanyang Technological University Singapore Pre-MBA Industry: Healthcare/Pharmaceutical


Consul General, Chinese General Consulate in Melbourne

Maggie ZHOU

Managing Director (Australia and New Zealand), Alibaba Group

Owen Zhao

Chairman of China Development Council, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Professor Zhu Rui (Juliet)

Professor of Marketing, Director of Social Innovation and Business for Good Center, Director of Common Prosperity and Social Innovation Center, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Rui (Juliet) Zhu

Professor of Marketing, Director of Social Innovation and Business for Good Center, Director of Common Prosperity and Social Innovation Center, at CKGSB

Susan ZHAO

CKGSB MBA Program Assistant Director


Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

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