Marchi to spearhead the leading Chinese business school’s U.S. marketing plans as it looks to expand its global footprint and executive education program offerings in North America
New York, November 6, 2013 – Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), the leading international business school in China, has appointed Gregory Marchi, an eleven-year education industry veteran and former Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, as Chief Representative of CKGSB Americas. Based in New York, Mr. Marchi will be responsible for leading the global Chinese business school’s marketing and expansion plans in the U.S., with a focus on growing its renowned executive education and MBA programs, and U.S. business school partnership offerings in North America. The appointment follows CKGSB’s New York office opening earlier this year in August.
CKGSB is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and is currently the only business school in China with faculty governance. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In addition to the recent establishment of its New York office, it has a main campus in Beijing, campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, and offices in Hong Kong and London.
“Gregory is a visionary leader in corporate education and has deep experience of the Americas market from his work with top U.S. business schools. We are pleased to welcome him on board as we look to build out CKGSB’s offerings for the U.S. market. We are seeing an increasing demand globally and in the Americas for knowledge and expertise on business in China. With our world-class professors and alumni that include more than 4,200 business leaders at the C-suite level around the globe, we are excited about our expansion plans in the U.S. and sharing our unique business insights and know-how about China with the American business community,” commented Dr. Xiang Bing, Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
“I am honored and delighted to lead the marketing and expansion efforts of CKGSB, one of the premier business schools from China, in the U.S. and Americas. I look forward to working with the school’s dedicated faculty members globally to bring innovative ideas, content, and personalized experiences to business leaders, multinational corporations, and prospective students in the U.S.,” said Mr. Marchi.
Mr. Marchi joins CKGSB from Duke Corporate Education where he spent over 10 years in various senior leadership roles including Managing Director, COO of Europe & Africa, and Global Vice President of Marketing and Business Development; and was responsible for the team’s organizational strategies, program designs and deliveries, portfolio growth, talent development and global expansion. He has also worked as a consultant with the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University and previously served as an adjunct professor of marketing at Furman University.
Mr. Marchi currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Innovation Institute at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, N.C. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Illinois State University, and an MBA from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He also holds an AMP Certificate in Global Leadership from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.