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China’s pursuit of innovation, shared growth and global cooperation has significant implications for key decision-makers worldwide. To stay ahead of the curve in this new economic landscape, many business leaders and policymakers will benefit from a deepened understanding of China’s transformation journey.
As the preeminent school of choice for executives and leaders who are shaping the future of Asia and beyond, CKGSB presents the unmissable Cutting-edge Insights from China program which helps global business leaders, industry disruptors and agenda-setters gain actionable insights on the disruptive transformation of the Chinese economy.
China has the world’s largest middle-class population, which is expected to reach 550 million by 2022
China is the world’s largest growing digital economy
China is the world’s largest manufacturer
China has fostered more than 200 of the world's known unicorns
China procures the largest share of industrial robots in the world
China accounted for the largest share of the top 100 active blockchain patent filers in 2020
China aims to increase the share of non-fossil energy consumption to 80% by 2060
CKGSB unites expertise from the East with deep experience from the West through engaging its world-class faculty members, a large percentage of whom are natives of China and have held tenured or senior positions at top institutions such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford prior to joining the school.
CKGSB’s professors are uniquely placed to help executives leave the sidelines and benefit from becoming active agents in China’s transformation.
Past participants’ positions
General Manager, China Senior Vice President
Government & NGO
Ambassador to China
Member of Parliament
Senior diplomats and government officials
Cut through the noise and gain a holistic understanding of China’s economy, politics and culture straight from the source
Live and breathe Chinese economic disruption through visits and exchanges
Dialogue with like-minded peers who will become powerful connections
Hone your management expertise through combining Eastern and Western thinking
Access highly sought-after academics and business leaders through CKGSB's unparalleled business network
We all know that China is an exciting proposition for any business in growth mode. Understanding China business is very crucial for me, not only because I am assisting ADGM’s team in the development of our China office strategy, but it is important for me in my current job as well as in future opportunities to understand the Chinese mindset and how to leverage it.
Mariam Al Mansoori
Strategy Director of Abu Dhabi Global Market
When I was at Harvard Business School, 90% of my classmates worked at large companies, so their goal was to get promoted or get a better salary. As compared to HBS, where I was doing mostly case studies, CKGSB is unique in that it’s mostly for entrepreneurs to learn practical and real skillsets that they can apply to their business immediately. It’s experiential.
Joel Neoh Eu-Jin
Founder, Fave Asia
The past few days have been an amazing learning experience for me, from the leading faculty to the insightful course content. The class mix and dynamics also stand out to me. The unique backgrounds and experiences of the participants bring a truly global perspective.
Senior executive from Google Brazil
CKGSB’s approach is really new to me. We did not just learn content or business concepts by definition, in stead professors explained what was happening in China through multiple lenses, so that we could easily understand how and why certain factors affect the Chinese economy.
Executive Director of Asia Pacific Centre of Vancouver Economic Commission
Professor Fu Chengyu is a well-recognized business leader in the global oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CKGSB, he was the CEO and Secretary of the Leading Party Member’s Group of CNOOC, and the Chairman and Secretary of the Leading Party Member’s Group of Sinopec. Prof. Fu has won numerous awards, including “Asian Oil & Gas Industry’s CEO of 2004”, “China Economic Person of the Year” by CCTV, “The 14 Most Important People of the Year” by The Times in 2005, and “Most Influential Business Leader in China” by Fortune Magazine in 2008. He was also among “The 50 World Business Persons of the Year” by Fortune in 2011 and 2012, and was named “The 12 Most Noteworthy Business Leaders in the World” by The Wall Street Journal in 2012. He was also recognized as an “Excellent Practitioner on Environment and Development” by the UN Environment Program, and a “South-South and Triangular Cooperation Champion 2013” by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.
Professor Li Wei formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Previously, Professor Li was a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. A renowned expert in China’s economy and business landscape, his work has been published in prominent academic journals and books, and some of his research results have also been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and on CNNfn (CNN Money) and Bloomberg TV. He has extensive consulting experience with multinational firms, Chinese firms, and the World Bank. Professor Li also leads the Case Center at CKGSB, which generates hundreds of original cases drawn from successful and innovative companies, such as SenseTime and TSMC.
Zhu Rui is Academic Director for EMBA and Executive Education Programs, Professor of Marketing and co-director of the Branding Center in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, she was associate professor of marketing, and Canada Research Chair in consumer behavior at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Marketing from University of Minnesota.
Professor Zhu has done extensive research on consumer behavior, creativity, and advertising. In 2015, Professor Zhu won the CKGSB Research Excellence Award. In 2010, Professor Zhu won the Sauder Research Excellence Award. In 2007, Professor Zhu won the Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar award, which identified 20 scholars around the world who are leaders of the next generation of marketing academics. She is AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow in 2002. Professor Zhu’s research has been published in leading journals such as Science, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Marketing Research, and has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, CBC and Financial Times. She currently is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing Research and serves on the editorial board at the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Professor Zhu has extensive experience in teaching and consulting. She has taught Marketing Management and Consumer Behavior at the PhD, EMBA, MBA, EE and Undergraduate levels.
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