Marketing and Consumer Behaviours
Marketing and Consumer Behaviours
Dr Mao was a Managing Director at GF Investments (Hong Kong), working on the Greater Bay Area Private Equity Fund of Fund. He has over twenty years of professional working experience at investment banking and asset management companies. He also worked at Citigroup, Barclays Capital, and Harvest Global Investments.
Dr Mao is very familiar with M&A, hedge fund, corporate financing, and the cross-border financial products. Dr Mao is also a leading specialist in Green Finance and familiar with the Green Bond products and related ESG products. He graduated from Nanjing University with Bachelor of Science degree and PhD degree from Stanford University.
Dr Mao is currently a Senior Business Partner at CMBC, the chairperson of TCFA Hong Kong Chapter, the Adjunct Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the CEO of Guangzhou Laureates City Investment Development Limited.
Middle East Economic Development
Prof. Luo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Before joining CUHK in 2023, he was a postdoc researcher at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his PhD degree in Finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Master in Economics and Bachelor of Economics degrees from Tsinghua University. His primary research interests are corporate finance, microeconomic theory, and China economy.
operation and Management
Innovation and Transformation
Merger and Acquisition
Global Asset Allocation and Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Multinational Financial Management
International Financial Institutions and Markets
Exchange Rate Determination and Risk Management
Money, Banking and Investments in China
Prof. Xufei Ma is a tenured full professor at the Department of Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before he returned to CUHK Business School, he was the Terry Gou Chair Professor and a tenured full professor (2020-2022) of the School of Economics and Management (SEM) and Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) at Tsinghua University. He was also a Cheung Kong Chair Professor granted by the Ministry of Education, China. He received a bachelor’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), and a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore. He was an assistant professor (2007-2013) and then a tenured associate professor (2013-2018) at CUHK, and a tenured full professor (2018-2020) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He also served as the director of CUHK’s Center for Entrepreneurship (2016-2018) and CUHK’s Center for International Business Studies (2018), and the Vice Chair of the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy at Tsinghua SEM (2020-2022). He’s taught strategy courses for EMBA programmes (in both English and Chinese) at Tsinghua, CityU, and CUHK.
Prof. Ma’s research focuses on strategic management, international business, and innovation/entrepreneurship in China’s emerging economy. He has published papers in UTD and FT-listed journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others. He received the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar from the Academy of International Business; became the first Chinese Dunning Fellow at the John H. Dunning Center for International Business, UK; and was awarded the Journal of International Business Studies 50th Anniversary Silver Medal. He is an Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (2023-2025).
Before Prof. Ma joined academia, he had worked for a leading central-level Chinese business group in Beijing and Shanghai. He has served as an independent director for Western Trust, Tu Ba Tu Group, and Beijing Urban Construction Design & Development Group. He’s the co-secretary-general and co-chairman (2024) of Chinese Management Model C50+ Forum, and the co-founder and co-chairman of Greater Bay Area Senior Management Scholars College.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(Greater Bay Area, China, Singapore)
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Mr. Leong Cheung was the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) from August 2014 to July 2022. In this capacity, he was also the co-chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Prior to joining the HKJC, Mr. Cheung was the Operating Partner of Bain Capital. Before that, he was the Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group, the founder and CEO of an education focused internet venture, and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Cheung is active in the community. He is the co-founder of RunOurCity, an innovative social enterprise with the aim of transforming life through running. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of Kerry Properties Limited since May 2022, an Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation and a former Director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.
Mr. Cheung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Business Administration and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Prof. Jun Chen is an Assistant Professor at the CUHK Business School. His research interests lie in corporate finance, financial accounting, and household finance. His latest projects have focused on the real effects of information in financial markets. He received his PhD in Finance and MFin degrees from Rady School of Management of the University of California San Diego, and BS in Mathematics from Peking University.
David has over 34 years of working experiences in the US and the Greater China region covering a wide spectrum of industries. From 1994 to 2016, David worked in China managed regional business for multi-nations corporations in the IT area, Fashion Retailing and the MedTech sector. In 2013, David founded his own boutique consulting company focused on helping companies entering the China market, as well as building a strong foothold for the established companies to excel in China. The strategic focus for David is in the area of M&A advisory and board governance, David had been appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director for AK Medical Holding Co. (HK1789) since the company was listed at Hong Kong Exchange in 2017. David obtained DBA degree and MABR degree from SBS Swiss Business School, MBA from Chaminade University and BBA from University of Hawaii, in addition, David also attended executive programs from INSEAD and Harvard University.
Since 2020, David assumed the role of mentor in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSTP, and Cyberport in providing coaching and mentorship for MedTech start-ups in Hong Kong. Moreover, David also assumed presidency of a non-profit organisation, Greater Bay MedTech Association, for promoting the development of MedTech business within the Greater Bay Area.
Prof. Zoe Yang is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on urban economics, real estate, and sustainability. She holds a PhD in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore (2018), an MSc in Urban Land Economics (2014), and a B.Comm with Honours in Finance and Real Estate (2012) from the University of British Columbia. Her work has been published in academic journals, such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Energy Economics.
Prof. Yang is the principal investigator of Hong Kong GRC projects and the National Natural Science Foundation of China’s Young Scientists Fund. She is the Associate Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, an Academic Editor for PLOS One, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Investment
Real Estate Finance