Finding New Opportunities in China in “Changing Careers, Changing Lives”

November 17, 2018 | School News

CKGSB celebrates its MBA Program's 15th anniversary and alumni’s achievements in book Launch

[Beijing] Luca Valente, originally from Brazil, came to China’s northeast to expand one of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers. After more than 10 years in the country, he founded Ampd Energy, which has raised over $3.2 million in investment and employs a team of 15 people in Hong Kong. Walter Wang decided to quit his job at a multinational company to start his own company focused on elderly care. He also met his wife and started a family along the way. These are two of 23 stories featured in “Changing Careers, Changing Lives: CKGSB MBA Alumni Stories” a book which follows the life journey of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) alumni, all wanting to find more meaning in their life, whether transitioning to a new career or finding opportunities in China.

The book launch, on November 17, also marks the 15-year anniversary celebration of the MBA program where alumni, students and guests will join for an insightful afternoon. Attendees will hear from CKGSB’s leading faculty and mentors speak about the changing sectors and trends emerging in China’s economy. Several MBA alumni who were highlighted in the book, will come from around the world to share their life-changing journeys which have led to their success.

Since its establishment in 2003, CKGSB’s MBA Program has played a critical role in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility among aspiring Chinese and global leaders.

Today, the program offers a world-class education to future business leaders through our school’s top-tier faculty, influential alumni network and collaboration with leading international schools. With over 700 alumni, our MBA Program has established itself a leader for insight into China’s economic and business transformations, as well as trends in emerging markets.

*If you would like to get a physical copy of CKGSB MBA Alumni Story book, email with your contact information and you will get a reply within 5 working days. 

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 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth 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 courses: MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA), and Executive Education programs.

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