Professor of China Business and Globalization
PhD, University of Alberta
Areas of Expertise: Business in China, Constructive Innovations, Global Implications of China’s Economic Transformation, Innovation and Globalization by Chinese Companies, Innovation in Management Education, Reform of SOEs, Relationship Between State and Business, Role of Private Sector in China
Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was a Professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr. Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including two Fortune Global 500) listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US. He is also a member of International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Brazil and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin. He also served as a member of board of trustees for United Way Worldwide (US), the largest private charitable organization in the world.
Dr. Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.
Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker at many influential forums and conferences around the world. His recent keynote speaking engagements include APEC Global Innovator Conference (2015), Sydney China Forum (2016), Committee of 100 Annual Conference (2016), China-Europe Trade and Investment Forum (2017), FT Banking Summit (2017), Harvard China Forum (2017, 2018 and 2019), CKGSB – Princeton China US Forum (2017), etc.
He is also a regular speaker of World Economic Forum, Bo’ao Forum for Asia, Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, Fortune Global Forum, the Economist Innovation Summit, etc. He also participated in distinguished closed door conferences including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum (2014), Yale CEO Summit (2016), Rome Roundtable (2017 and 2018), and events held by US Foreign Policy Association (2018), Center for Strategic and Internal Studies (2018), etc. In 2018, he served as the first Co-Chairman of Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum.
Dr. Xiang has offered training to the global leadership team of companies such as China Mobile, China Telecom, Clifford Chance, Cummins, Duty Free Shop, Electricite De France, Ernst & Young, Guangzhou Automobile Group, NSK, Renault Nissan Group and Yokohama Tire. He has also trained companies in China and globally, including Bank of China, China Investment Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China Railway Construction Corporation, GE (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Huawei Technologies, IBM (China), Lenovo, Midea, Petro China, Siemens (China) and TCL, among others.
Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.
Dr Xiang, who holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, has published research in a number of international academic journals. He serves as an independent board member for several Hong Kong and mainland-listed corporations.