China’s leading business network
China’s leading business network
Learn from the business leaders who have shaped what China is today. Our network of international alumni, more than half of whom are at the Chairman or CEO level, collectively lead one-fifth of China’s most valuable brands.
  • 10K+
    Alumni worldwide
  • 50%
    of alumni are at
    the CEO or Chairman level
  • 66
    of Fortune China’s
    Top 500 companies in 2017 were led by CKGSB alumni
  • 10
    CKGSB alumni were in HBR China’s list of “100 Best Performing CEOs” in 2016
CKGSB Alumna Leads Campaign for a
Greener Lifestyle in China
Former Chief Representative in China for WildAid, May Mei, explains how her EMBA at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business gave her the tools to launch her current venture GoalBlue, which raises awareness about environmental issues in China and promotes low-carbon lifestyles.
Featured Alumni: May Mei, GoalBlue
Alumni Stories
From raising awareness of endangered species to founding a multi-million dollar English tutorial start-up, our alumni go on to do some extraordinary things to help shape China’s future.
  • CKGSB alumna Cindy Mi, founded VIPKID in 2013 after completing her MBA degree at CKGSB. Now, with a valuation of $3 billion USD, she has built one of China's fastest growing and most exciting start-up companies, VIPKID. Her goal - to change the future of education in China and abroad through technology.
  • CKGSB MBA alumnus Greg Van den Bergh never thought he would make a life in China but after completing his degree at CKGSB, he could not pass on a chance to start his own fintech company. Watch his journey and see how CKGSB helped him realize a dream.
  • British entrepreneur Rory Bate-Williams calls his MBA program at CKGSB in Beijing a "life-changing experience". Now he's back in London working on three separate businesses and putting those lessons learnt in China to work in the UK.
Student Voices
2011, I quit my job at a state owned enterprise to co-founded an NGO that engages to improve youth’s involvement in international cooperation, connecting them with big platforms including APEC, G20, ASEAN, etc. Eight years, we work to shape over 400,000 youth students and women start-ups into leaders with global perspective, who are well-prepared for challenges and opportunities of globalization.

What we do is beautiful, but how to make the beautiful things sustainable, this seems to be the long-lasting challenge that every non-profit organization faces. And I come for solution to GKGSB. CKGBS attracts me with its world-class faulty, cutting-edge research on business issues and the specific China topics on development and its stand in the world. What’s more, its pioneering initiative of involving philanthropy into education courses has made me believe this could be the place to stop, and to restart.
Beth Guo(China)
Industry: International Relations
Title/Function:Co-founder, CEO
University:Beijing International Studies University
Student Voices
It is a daunting challenge for a business school to bring so many truly A-list business leaders together, but CKGSB has managed to hit another home run.
—Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba
CKGSB Alumnus
Student Voices
“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.” (G.Washington) Lots of students who studied abroad like me, want to come back to China to start a business or help to develop family business have a same problem that we need to adapt and understand the business environment and cultures in China in a faster pace. CKGSB, who represent the best business school in China, combines eastern and western advantages, and provides best professors and global-standard educational experiences. Meanwhile, CKGSB has its own valuable alumni network system which help students to get more opportunities to learn business insights in a integrated way. 14-month study also gives me more time to evaluate myself and restart with powerful mindset.
Huiwen Jin(China)
Industry:Food and Beverage/Real Estate/Education
Title/Function:General Manager
University:University of Toronto
Student Voices
Choosing CKGSB was a no-brainer as it stands out as the perfect trampoline into business in China. There are lots of ideas I would like to explore while at CKGSB – especially with my peers and faculty where I hope to find a business partner in the process.
Goldman Sachs (UK) / Client
Portfolio Manager, Senior
Analyst/Imperial College
London / B.E. in Engineering
Student Voices
There is no doubt that China has become an economic powerhouse that the world cannot ignore and will continue to grow and take the lead on many areas globally. Relocating to China to study an MBA became an obvious decision as a means to upskill myself after over 8 years of financial services experience in Australia. CKGSB was the most appropriate choice for me given its reputation, caliber of the professors and faculty staff, along with the extraordinarily diverse background of the cohort and esteemed alumni.

The program thus far has been enriching with many activities within and beyond the classroom along with the school being hands on with the wellbeing and development of the cohort. Throughout the program, I’m looking forward to learning more about China especially in a global context, develop deeper relationships with classmates, alumni, professors and faculty staff and enhance my overall commercial acumen. By the end of the program, I hope to have gained a more comprehensive appreciation of various growth areas both in China and around the world, and be well positioned for the right opportunity upon graduation that are aligned with my passion and skills. I couldn’t be more excited and privileged to be a part of the CKGSB family.
Charlie Chen(Australia)
Title/Function:Acting State Manager, Asian Business Banking
University:University of New South Wales
A Truly Global Platform of International Alumni
Our students come from many of the leading Chinese and international companies. And although we are best known in China, our students come from countries all around the world.
  • Zhou Hongyi
    Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360
  • Sun Yiping
    CEO of Mengniu Group
  • Liang Xinjun
    Former Vice Chairman and CEO of Fosun Group
  • Fan Min
    Co-Founder of Ctrip
  • Fu Chengyu
    Former Chairman of SINOPEC
  • Sir Tom Hunter
    Founder of West Coast Capital
  • Jack Ma
    Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba
  • Niu Gensheng
    Founder of Mengniu Dairy Group
  • Malcolm Sweeting
    Senior Partner of Clifford Chance
  • Chen Yidan
    Co-founder of China’s largest internet technology company
  • Li Dongsheng
    Chairman and CEO of TCL
  • Lin Zuoming
    Chairman and Executive Director of the Avaiation Industry Corrporation of China
  • Ralf Speth
    CEO of Jaguar Land Rover
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