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Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Affairs Office


The School of Business and Alumni Affairs Office Jointly Organise the First “A Business Ensemble: Dialogues with Alumni Leaders”

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HKBU has nurtured over 158,000 graduates since its inception in 1956 and a considerable number of these alumni have risen to become influential business leaders in the global arena. Recognising the wealth of knowledge and experience among its alumni, the Alumni Affairs Office joined hands with the School of Business to organise a sharing series, named “A Business Ensemble: Dialogues with Alumni Leaders”, featuring distinguished faculty members from the School of Business and accomplished alumni leaders on topics relating to the business landscape and emerging trends around the globe. The sharing series provides a valuable platform for alumni leaders to share their experience and wisdom with current students and fellow alumni.

The first event of the series was successfully held on 20 January on the HKBU campus, attracting over 150 students, alumni and guests to attend. The event comprised two sharing sessions. The first one showcased the expertise of alumnus Professor James Tsien (Business Management), Director of Bank of Shanghai (Hong Kong) Ltd. and former Group Executive Director of Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd, who delivered an enlightening talk on the topic “A Local Company Turning Global- A Recipe for the Management”. Prof Tsien was then joined by Professor Cheng Yuk-shing, Interim Dean of the School of Business, for a stimulating conversation, exchanging views on the subject matter. Prof Tsien generously shared valuable tips on expanding businesses in global cities, emphasising the significance of understanding different cultures, navigating legal procedures and adapting to the political climate. Prof Cheng supplemented that the business world had been undergoing drastic changes after the pandemic, and the recipe for management would have to be adjusted in accordance with the new business environment. The audience learned a great deal through their sharing.

The second sharing session featured alumnus Professor Sunny Wong (Business Management), former Chairman of Carlsberg Greater China, as the speaker and Professor Xu Huang, Associate Dean (Research & Impact) of the School of Business as the moderator. Prof Huang engaged in a captivating discussion with alumnus Prof Wong, during which they shared their experiences and insights on the topic “The Journey of Mission Impossible through Servant Leadership”. As an expertise in servant leadership, alumnus Prof Wong shared that caring for his employees had always been key to his success, and gave numerous poignant, real-life, and touching examples to demonstrate his philosophy. Prof Huang also highlighted that leadership was a dynamic issue in academia, and encouraged audiences to delve deeper into the subject matter.

The event was graced by the presence of Ms Christine Chow, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary. At the end of the sharing, Ms Chow presented souvenirs to the two alumni speakers as a gesture of appreciation.

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