CKGSB’s annual tradition continues as its MBA students are paired up for mentoring sessions with some of the world’s top business leaders.
Many of the accomplished thought leaders and figureheads in world’s history have had a guiding hand. Confucius had Laozi; Aristotle had Plato. It is no wonder, then, that ambitious young professionals seeking to make strides along their chosen path are looking forward to meeting those who have gone before them. The CKGSB MBA Mentorship Program is one of the most highly anticipated components of a MBA student’s time at CKGSB. Following on from last year’s success, the program has just kicked off for its 7th year, with yet another distinguished panel of mentors delighted to get to know their bright young mentees.
From left to right: SUN Gao, CEO, Govest Capital; LI Haitao, Associate Dean of MBA Program at CKGSB; WANG Guangyu, Chairman, China Soft Capital; ZHANG Yongliang, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Martin ZHU, MBA Program Director, CKGSB
This year, the CKGSB MBA program sees close to 30 mentors take part in this tradition including the Head of Global Operations for AirBNB Varsha Rao, Global VP and President of LinkedIn China Derek Shen, Johnson & Johnson Head of COE Anthony Chan, KKR Asia Managing Director Matthew Zhang and BAI Managing Partner and CEO Annabelle Long. The mentors cover a wide range of business sectors, including TMT & Internet Innovation, Finance & Investment, consulting, and traditional industries.
Partial list of mentors for CKGSB MBA ’15 program
Varsha RAO, Head of Global Operations, AirBnB
Stephen SHIH, Partner, Bain & Company
CHEN Qihua, President, Caterpillar China
CHEN Weimin, President, Houlihan Lokey
Yann CHEN, Partner, Hyroute Capital
Anthony CHAN, Head of Customer Operations Excellence, Johnson & Johnson
FANG Chao, Chairman, Guohua Real Estate
HE Weiwu, Chairman, OriGene Technology Co.
James LI, Founder and CEO, E.J. McKay
Matthew ZHANG, Asia MD, KKR
YAN Xuan, President, Nielsen China
WANG Guangyu, Chairman, China Soft Capital
TANG Ning, Founder & CEO, Credit Ease
Derek SHEN, Global VP and President, LinkedIn China
Annabelle LONG, CEO and Managing Partner, BAI
Head of Global Operations for AirBnB, Varsha Rao,
and her mentee Sahil Chunagi (MBA ’15)
By partnering seasoned veteran who have decades of leadership and business experience with aspiring young professional, the program aims to develop a new generation of leaders, who, together, will be responsible for the future of business prosperity in China and beyond.