CKGSB Hosts Top Korean Business Leaders Through Dong-A Economy Leader’s Academy Program
April 28, 2017

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business hosted the 5th Dong-A Economy Leader’s Academy (DELA) at its Shenzhen campus on April 28th 2017. This year’s program, themed ‘Doing Business in China’ included corporate executive from top Korean companies such as Hanwha Life Insurance and Korea Financial Investment Association. Participants received lectures from CKGSB’s top professors on Chinese economics and business, company visits and networking opportunities. The DELA program is considered one of the best economic leader training programs in Korea.

<5th Donga Economy Leader’s Academy (DELA) with Dean Xiang Bing of CKGSB>

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The 5th DELA emphasizes the importance of ‘innovation’ more than ever before. The 5th DELA members had an excellent lecture from CKGSB faculty on the importance of innovation in China, and they then directly experienced the innovation boom by visiting the Silicon Valley of Asia in Shenzhen.

Dean XIANG Bing and Professor Ouyang Hui from CKGSB delivered lectures with practical and essential subjects. Dean Xiang Bing spoke about ‘China’s Transformation and Its Potential Global Implication’ and Professor Ouyang Hui gave a lecture on ’China’s Financial Markets: Opportunities and Risks’. The 5th DELA students said that the lectures are very analytical and the professors are passionate about the subject matter. Moon-Young Choi, a board member of Shinhan Investment Corp commented “It was very impressive that the CKGSB faculty members are actually playing active roles in China’s economic development, and their practical in-depth insights are very helpful.”

The group also visited a top messenger service providing company ‘Tencent’ in Shenzhen. Dean XIANG Bing of CKGSB said at the ceremony that “While Shanghai is a city that has grown under China’s development; Shenzhen is a city where innovation and entrepreneurship have attracted young people with talent. If Shenzhen’s noticeable success model spreads, the Chinese economy will continue to grow as well.” 

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<Tencent building in Shenzhen, known as Silicon Valley of Asia>

At the end of the program, CKGSB EMBA students, alumni and faculty joined together for a networking dinner with the students of DELA to share ideas and experiences of doing business in China.

To read the original Korean article in the Dong-A Ilbo, please click here

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