(Surname in alphabetical order)
Professor Shyy Wei is the Acting President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), with concurrent appointment as the Executive Vice-President and Provost. He has been appointed as the 4th President of HKUST with effect from 1 September 2018. Professor Shyy has consistently advocated broadening the educational scope and approach, advancing research and knowledge transfer to help address global challenges. He is committed to promoting university’s societal engagement and independent, entrepreneurial spirit. He has also led efforts in fostering diverse and inclusive campus culture to better reflect and support the university’s overall mission.
Professor Tam Kar Yan is Dean of HKUST Business School and Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management. He joined HKUST in 1992 as a founding member of the Business School. Professor Tam is appointed to a number of education and policy boards of the Hong Kong Government. He is the Chairman of the Curriculum Development Council and a member of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Research Grants Council, the Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre Advisory Group.
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
Ir Allen Yeung serves as the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO). His responsibilities include formulating Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) policies and smart city blueprint; leading the digital government programmes; promoting and developing ICT industry as key business and economy driver for Hong Kong; and bridging the digital divide. Ir Yeung has contributed significantly in promoting and developing the innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong and the region. He has served on many councils and advisory committees in the ICT industry associations, business angel networks, engineer professional bodies, as well as educational institutions. He holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, an MSEE from Purdue University and a joint Executive MBA from HKUST and Kellogg, Northwestern University.
Professor Eric Cornuel is the Director General & CEO of EFMD in Brussels since 2000. Formerly, he held positions of the Director of the HEC Institute for CEE and the Dean of KIMEP. Professor Cornuel has taught at various management schools in Europe and Asia and has been an Affiliated Professor at HEC Paris. He is a book author and a regular contributor to the Emerald Management Journals. He also sits on boards of several international organizations and companies.
Francis Ngai is General Manager of IBM China/Hong Kong Limited, overseeing IBM’s business operations and strategic development in Hong Kong. Prior to assuming his current role in May 2017, Francis was Executive Assistant to the Chairman, IBM Greater China Group, as well as Director, Commercial Business, IBM Greater China Group.
Albert Wong was appointed CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) in August 2016. He holds an Engineering Degree from The University of Hong Kong and an MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Albert has over 30 years of commercial experience with various multinationals, including Schlumberger, Caterpillar, Emerson Electric and General Electric. He spent 15 years with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. Before joining HKSTP, Albert was CEO of ATAL Engineering in Hong Kong. Albert is committed to building an ecosystem in Hong Kong to drive development in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Marat Atnashev joined the Business School team in September 2016. In 2011–2015, he became the Vice President of Major Projects and headed the Iron Ore Division at EVRAZ. M. Atnashev also supervised the construction of coal mines in Kemerovo and Tuva, the construction of rolling mills in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, the reconstruction of mines in the Urals and Siberia. He was responsible for the operations and the improvement of performance effectiveness of the company’s core business, the management of investment projects, and the development of project competencies in the entire company. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and an MPA from Harvard, among others.
Professor Chen Chialin is an Associate Dean of College of Management, National Taiwan University. Professor Chen received his MS degree from MIT and PhD from University of Illinois. Prior to joining National Taiwan University in 2015, He worked as a tenured professor at Queen’s University in Canada for 12 years. Professor Chen is currently an associate editor for OMEGA and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Tzeitel is the Managing Director of Aon Hewitt in Hong Kong. She leads Aon’s Consulting Talent, Rewards and Performance Consulting business for Hong Kong and is the Key Account Manager for large international clients in Asia Pacific. Tzeitel’s area of expertise is Talent Management, Engagement, Executive Compensation and Broad Based Rewards and has worked extensively with clients across the Region. She has also been the Executive Sponsor of the Best Employers Study in Hong Kong for multiple years. Tzeitel has over 15 years of consulting experience in Aon, and has worked across sectors and product offerings in the firm’s Consulting business.
Professor Hum has earlier served as the Dean of the NUS Business School. He is currently on a second tour of admin duty, serving as the Deputy Dean. Prof Hum’s research interests are in operations strategy and modelling analysis of supply chains. Most recently, Professor Hum published a landmark book entitled Zheng He’s Art of Collaboration, positioning it as an alternative to Sun Zi’s Art of War.
Dr Kang Jikyeong is President and Dean of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and holds the MVP Chair in Marketing. Dr Kang currently serves on the International Board of AACSB and also on the Board of EFMD. She is also an Independent Director of Security Bank, one of the Philippines' leading universal banks, and of Kesoram Industries, which is part of the BK Birla Group of Companies in India.
Professor Heeseok Lee is the Vice Dean of the College of Business at KAIST, Korea. He earned BA from Seoul National University, MS from KAIST, and PhD from the University of Arizona. Before joining KAIST, he taught at the University of Nebraska. His research papers have appeared in journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, etc. His recent research on IT impact on team innovation at knowledge-intensive firms was awarded the Best Research at HICSS. He also received the Herbert Simon Award for his contribution in IT and Decision Making. In particular, his efforts for enhancing e-government lead to his National Honorary Award in Korea.
Anirban Mukhopadhyay (PhD, Columbia) is Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the HKUST Business School. His research examines the interplay between consumers’ lay beliefs, emotions, and self-regulatory decisions. Anirban is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and has served as Co-Editor and Area Editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology and Associate Editor at the Journal of Marketing Research. He is a past winner of the Early Career Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and has been recognized as both a Scholar and Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Paul Schulte is founder of Schulte Research, researching financial institutions and FinTech. He has had a career in equity research which spans 27 years as Chief Strategist and Asia Pacific banks analyst for major institutions. He also served as an Economic Policy Advisor to Indonesia’s central bank, an Analyst at the National Security Council at the White House in the US. Paul has 18 years of experience teaching MBA students on four continents. More recently, he has focused on the disruptive effects on established banks, brokers and insurance companies by technology and AI.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Peking University, China
Professor Anne S. Tsui (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; Honorary Doctorate, University of St Gallen, Switzerland) is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, the US, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University, China. She is the 67th President of the Academy of Management, Fellow of both AOM and AIB, 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, the Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review, and a recipient of numerous research and lifetime contribution awards. Her highly cited research includes demographic differences at work, employment relationship, and methodological issues in Chinese management research.
Vice-President & Executive Dean of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Since joining APU, Professor Yokoyama has had several management positions before becoming Vice-President and Executive Dean. He is also Vice-President/President Elect (AAPBS), and Vice-Chair for the Business School Committee of the Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA). He is also a Japan’s leading advocator for the development of global talents. He has been a member of various public advisory committees about the issue.
Sasin School of Management (Bangkok)
Dr Ian Fenwick is Interim Deputy Director, Sasin School of Management (Bangkok), Professor Emeritus & Senior Scholar at Schulich School of Business (Toronto), and Visiting Professor of Marketing at Porto Business School (Porto) teaching graduate and executive programs in digital marketing. Ian co-authored DigiMarketing: The Essential Guide, Wiley & Sons, 2008. Norman Pearlstine (Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP) hailed DigiMarketing as “the definitive guide to marketing in the digital age”.
His most recent venture, AnyPrep LLC, delivers streaming videos to prepare students for business schools.
HKUST Business School
Professor Lafon-Vinais is a seasoned financial market professional with over 20 years of banking and capital markets experience. She has worked in all the major financial markets and has extensive experience in all the major debt markets. She is Executive Director (Career Development & Corporate Outreach) and Associate Professor of Business Education, Department of Finance, at the HKUST Business School, where she teaches in the MBA/MSc programs as well as in the Undergraduate and Executive Education Programs. She received an MSc in Business Management from HEC and a Master’s Degree in International Law from La Sorbonne.