China CEO Program Attracts Top Mainland Business Leaders to Hong Kong

May 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
More than 30 CEOs from China's leading companies including Focus Media and Suntech Power will gather in Hong Kong for the China CEO Program, launched jointly by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, INSEAD and Columbia Business School, beginning May 9.

Cheung Kong GSB Dean Xiang Bing will launch the Hong Kong leg of this year's 4-city program with a seminar on how Chinese corporations can prepare to meet future competitive challenges.

Attending CEOs from China's leading state-owned and private companies include Shi Zhengrong, CEO, Suntech Power, Tan Zhi, CEO, Focus Media, Sun Tongyu, General Manager,, and Ren Hongbin, President, China National Machinery Industry Corporation.

As part of the program, China CEO participants will meet with top-10 global billionaire Mr. Li Ka-shing, whose Foundation backs the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

The 2007 China CEO Program builds on the success of last year's inaugural program, which attracted some of the Mainland's most important executives, including Jack Ma of Alibaba, Fu Chengyu of CNOOC, and Niu Gensheng of Mengniu Dairy.

"By combining the resources and strengths of three leading educational institutions across Asia, Europe, and North America, we aim to impart a unique, global perspective to the participating CEOs and help Chinese entrepreneurs develop a keen sense of insight into a diverse multi-cultural, political and economic environment," said Cheung Kong GSB Dean Xiang.

One key strength of Cheung Kong GSB is its global leadership and insight on issues surrounding the seamless integration of China and Chinese corporations into the global economy. During the five-day Hong Kong module, CKGSB faculty will share their latest thinking on the globalization of Chinese companies and its ramifications for the world economy.

Participating Cheung Kong GSB professors include Dong-Sung Cho, Qi Daqing, Tu Weiming, Zeng Ming, and Zhou Qiren. Dr. Xie Guozhong former Chief Economist of Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific, will also share his views on China's positioning within the world economy.

The China CEO Program will include four modules in Hong Kong, New York, Fontainebleau, and Beijing.