CKGSB Hosts ASEAN Global Leadership Programme in China
September 28, 2019

39 ASEAN business leaders and senior government officials experience an eye-opening and inspiring week in China

[September 16-20, 2019, Shanghai, China] With bilateral trade between ASEAN nations and China valued at $514.8 billion USD, the appetite for business education is also rising. Thirty-nine business leaders and senior government officials from the ASEAN region participated in the ASEAN Global Leadership Programme (AGLP) at China’s leading business school, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ (CKGSB) Shanghai campus. The 5-day intensive program, designed and delivered in collaboration with SRW&Co, teaches valuable insights into how China’s history, policy, and innovative companies are affecting the region’s economy. The program expands industry perspective through direct interactions with leading unicorns and unicorns-to-be through on-site visits and networking events with CKGSB alumni.  AGLP is taught by a team of CKGSB’s seasoned professors who represent the best in the global business education.

The participants include the board members and top executives from some of the largest private and state-owned companies and senior government officials in the ASEAN region.  They found the 5-day learning experience with CKGSB “insightful” and “inspiring”. “The professors are truly experts in their field”, one participant commented after the program. “The panel discussion was an amazing eye-opener for China’s AI, electric vehicle. The networking with CKGSB alumni made us feel welcome and apart of the ‘big new CKGSB family.”

Daniel Wong, Chairman and Partner of SRW&Co. said, “Our participants should be exposed to the knowledge and insights offered by Chinese global business school.  We have a much more positive engagement with CKGSB in terms of our missions, visions and the way to run the AGLP program. We share similar philosophy in terms of developing a pool of missionary leaders in ASEAN to drive the development of the region.”

Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community (left), with Dr. Xiang Bing, CKGSB Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization (right)

The program featured guest speaker: Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community, who made a special trip to Shanghai from Jakarta. Dr. Rillo said, “China is now the top trading partner with ASEAN. In terms of foreign direct investment, China is one of the largest sources. I think there is a lot of complementarity there. We are depending on China in terms of intermediate goods. So the supply chain will be very important for us to make sure that both China and ASEAN are able to maximize the opportunities provided by each country.”

AGLP participants about to board a high-speed train for company visits in Hangzhou. 

The program covered 8 academic lectures, examining specific business and financial issues in the context of China, including ‘China’s Transformation & Its Global Implications’ by CKGSB Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Xiang Bing. Other lectures include topics on Chinese business models, China’s financial market, FinTech, e-commerce, new retail and more.

About Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Established in Beijing in November 2002 with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. CKGSB boasts more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 13,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fourth of China’s 100 most valuable brands.

Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB is also located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, New York, Hong Kong and London. The school offers the following innovative courses: MBA, Part-time MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program, and Executive Education programs in several languages.

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About SRW & Co. and AGLP

SRW&Co. is a regional management consulting firm providing specialist services in designing and implementing a full range of integrated people management and development solutions. We also work in partnership with our global business school partners to design and deliver our flagship ASEAN Global Leadership Programs and also custom leadership development programmes for our clients.

AGLP is a part of a series of executive education programs initiated by the Jakarta-based management consulting firm SRW&Co. in partnership with top universities and business schools worldwide. The first AGLP Asia was launched in 2012 in collaboration with CKGSB helps senior executives understand China’s next move in order to capitalize on economic opportunities in the region. 

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