Leading Chinese Academics Shares Insights with Top U.S. Board Members During FT-ODX Event

June 10, 2014

Founding Dean and Leading World Economist from China’s leading Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business shared insights during FT-ODX “Essential China” Conference

Founding Dean and Leading World Economist from China’s leading Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business shared insights during FT-ODX “Essential China” Conference

PALO ALTO (June 10, 2014) — Dr. Xiang Bing, founding dean of the Beijing-based Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Dr. Li Wei, professor of economics and emerging markets finance, and Director of the Case Center at CKGSB, spoke to members of board of directors during a three hour Financial Times-ODX conference today.

The conference theme was “Essential China,” and Dr. Xiang provided an overview of China’s transformed economy and his perspective on the business partnership landscape with U.S. firms. Dr. Li discussed recent governmental mandates and provided insight on reactionary measures. He also hosted a panel discussion with Dennis Chookaszian, Chair of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and Director CME Group; Chris Lynch, Chair of Freddie Mac. Director and audit chair; and Bill A. Owens, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chairman of CenturyLink and Director of Polycom.

Dr. Xiang and Dr. Li met with sitting board members from top U.S. firms, including Sears Holdings, Atlas Air Worldwide, General Atlantic and Symantec as part of a continued education course organized by the Financial Times. The next FT-ODX conference will be held in New York in October.

FT-ODX remains the only conference exclusively for directors, making this a rare opportunity in which attendees can network with corporate board members and hear from highly experienced and respected directors.

About Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution. The school offers innovative MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Finance EMBA, DBA and Executive Education programs. CKGSB’s mission is to generate differentiated insights through engaging its world-class faculty who are global authorities in their respective fields, with the goal of developing existing and aspiring business leaders for a new era of global business both in China and beyond.

Over the past 12 years, CKGSB has developed into a prominent business school with over 43 full-time professors, who have received over 67 global academic awards and who’s research have provided the basis for over 300 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. More than half of the 7,000 CKGSB alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, lead one-fifth of China’s most valuable brands. Together, their companies shape over $1 trillion in annual revenue. Last but not least, 9 of the 25 individuals voted as the Most Influential Business Leaders of China by “China Entrepreneur Magazine 2013” were CKGSB alumni, demonstrating the impact and influence of the institution.

In addition to its main campus in the center of Beijing, it has campuses in Shanghai and Shenzhen and offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.

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