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 and one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School.
He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including two Fortune Global 500) listed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States. He is a member of International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC, a top-ranked business school in Brazil). He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US), the largest private charitable organization in the world, from 2011-2017.
Dr. Xiang has served as a keynote speaker at many influential forums and conferences around the world. His recent keynote speaking engagements include APEC Global Innovator Conference (2015, Beijing), US Committee of 100 Annual Conference (2016, Los Angeles), Sydney China Forum (2016, Sydney), China-Europe Trade and Investment Forum (2017, Brussels), FT Banking Summit (2017, London), Harvard China Forum (2017, 2018 and 2019, Cambridge), 2018 China Annual Conference on Philanthropy (2018, Beijing), China Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Forum (2019, Chengdu) and SCMP China Conference: USA (2019, New York City).
He was invited to join influential webinars such as Bo’ao Dialogue: COVID-19 vs Globalization (April 29, 2020; with Mr. Thomas L. Friedman, Mr. Joseph S. Nye and Mr. Wang Huiyao; hosted by Bo’ao Forum for Asia), Asian Leadership Conference webinar Global Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic (May 20, 2020; with Professor Robert Barro; hosted by the Chosun Ilbo, Korea) and Center for China and Globalization closed-door webinar with GoldCrest Club (May 30, 2020; with Mr. Wang Huiyao and Mr. Chen Dong; hosted by the Center for China and Globalization).
He participated in prominent closed-door conferences including Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum (2010, 2012 and 2018), Yale CEO Summit (2016), and Rome Roundtable (2017 2018 and 2019). He was also an invited speaker for Council on Foreign Relations (2019, New York City), Lee Kong Chian School of Business of Singapore Management University (2019, Singapore), Pheu Thai Party in Thailand (2019, Bangkok), Foreign Policy Association (2018, New York City) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (2018). In 2018, he served as the first Co-Chairman of Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum.
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.