Phone: +86 10 8518 8858 ext. 3822
Professor of Marketing
Co-director of the Branding Center
Associate Dean for EMBA Programs
PhD, University of Minnesota
Areas of Expertise: Branding, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Information Processing and Psychology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Design and Structural Effects of Physical Environment, Innovative Business Models, Modern Philanthropy, Tencent
Zhu Rui is Associate Dean for EMBA Programs, Professor of Marketing and co-director of the Branding Center in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, she was associate professor of marketing, and Canada Research Chair in consumer behavior at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Marketing from University of Minnesota.
Professor Zhu has done extensive research on consumer behavior, creativity, and advertising. In 2015, Professor Zhu won the CKGSB Research Excellence Award. In 2010, Professor Zhu won the Sauder Research Excellence Award. In 2007, Professor Zhu won the Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar award, which identified 20 scholars around the world who are leaders of the next generation of marketing academics. She is AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow in 2002. Professor Zhu’s research has been published in leading journals such as Science, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Marketing Research, and has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, CBC and Financial Times. She currently is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing Research and serves on the editorial board at the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Professor Zhu has extensive experience in teaching and consulting. She has taught Marketing Management and Consumer Behavior at the PhD, EMBA, MBA, EE and Undergraduate levels.