Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China

  • Date: April 2, 2019 4:00 pm
  • Location: Asia House, London

About this event

You are invited to attend our event  
Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China
on April 2 in London

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) sincerely invites you to join us for an afternoon looking at the – Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China – at Asia House, London from 16:00-19:30 on April 2, 2019.Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China 02- CKGSB

As the uncertainty of Brexit looms in the UK, many young entrepreneurs are looking abroad for new career opportunities. China has become a hub for tech startups and young business professionals looking to transform their careers. The event will shed light on opportunities in China, including tech startups, prospects in the Belt and Road Initiative, and multinationals keen on recruiting global talents.

This event will give participants a better idea of the business landscape in China. CKGSB’s seasoned Professor of Economics, Leslie Young, who previously taught at Oxford and University of Texas at Austin, will be talking about the Belt and Road Opportunities in the Context of Brexit. CKGSB’s Assistant Dean Ji Bo, who runs China Start, a program that links up European entrepreneurs with Chinese angel investors, will be sharing information on how start-ups can attract investment from China. Two CKGSB alumni Rory Bate-Williams and Travis Ralph-Donaldson will be sharing their personal career stories and why they choose to study in China.

We will also be launching, Changing Careers, Changing Lives: CKGSB MBA Alumni Stories, a book which follows the life journey of 23 young graduates, all of whom came to CKGSB for their MBA program to find more meaning in their life, whether transitioning to a new career or finding opportunities in China.

Since its establishment in 2002, CKGSB has played a critical role in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility among aspiring global leaders. Today, CKGSB’s English-language MBA program and short-term China Start program offer a world-class education to future business leaders and entrepreneurs through our school’s globally acclaimed faculty, influential alumni network and collaborations with leading networks around the globe. With over 10,000 alumni—half of whom are CEOs and Chairmen of 1/5 of China’s most valuable brands—CKGSB has established itself as a leader for insight into China’s economic and business transformations, as well as trends in emerging markets.

We sincerely hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you on April 2!


YOUNG Leslie

Professor of Economics
D. Phil. (Mathematics) Oxford, England

Phone: +86-10-8518 8858 ext. 3919

Professor of Economics

DPhil (Mathematics) Oxford, England

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Financial Economics, International & Development Economics, International Finance


Prof. Leslie Young holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from University of Oxford. He completed his doctorate at age 20 and won a Senior Mathematics Prize for the best dissertation of his year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Estonian School of Business in 2009. Prof. Young served as Professor of Finance and Economics at University of Texas at Austin and Wei Lun Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before he joined CKGSB.

Prof. Young’s current research interests include international financial economics, political economy and international corporate governance. His book Black Hole Tariffs and Endogenous Redistribution Theory was published by the Cambridge University Press with commendations by two Nobel Prize winners and by the Chairman of the Nobel Committee. He has also authored over 40 academic articles in leading international professional journals. Prof. Young also served an unprecedented four terms on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the leading scholarly journal in economics.

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16:00-16:30  | Registration

16:30-16:35  | Introduction

Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB

16:35-17:05 | Keynote Speech: Belt and Road Opportunities in the Context of Brexit  

Leslie Young, Professor of Economics, CKGSB

17:05-17:40 | Dialogue: Global Economic Trends and Impact on Business Education 

Leslie Young, Professor of Economics, CKGSB  with

Andrew Jack, Business Education Editor, Financial Times

17:40-17:55 | Keynote Speech: Attracting Investment from China for Start-ups

Ji Bo, CKGSB Assistant Dean and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe

17:55-18:05 | Book Launch: Changing Careers, Changing Lives

Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB

18:05-18:45 | Dialogue: Transforming Your Career and Launching Your Business

Rory Bate-Williams, Founder of Voodoo Chicken and Glow Save, CKGSB Alumnus 

Travis Ralph-Donaldson, CEO and CTO of Perfect Score, CKGSB Alumnus

Moderator: Jessica Wang, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, CKGSB

18:45-18:55 | Introduction to CKGSB’s MBA Program and Scholarship Announcement

Susan Zhao, Director of the MBA Program, CKGSB

18:55-19:05 | Introduction to China Start and Next-gen Program

Ji Bo, CKGSB Assistant Dean and Chief Representative of CKGSB Europe

19:05-19:30 | Networking

(Wine and canapés will be available)

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