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Friday, October 31, 2014

Leading Global Execs Attend CEIBS IAB 2014

Leading Global Execs Attend CEIBS IAB 2014

October 31, 2014. Shanghai – Leading executives from around the world gathered at the China Europe International Business School’s Shanghai Campus today to explore how the worlds of business and academia can work together to make business schools more effective. Innovation and the globalisation of management talent were among the issues explored and the broader discussions naturally centred on CEIBS, as participants had gathered for the school’s annual meeting of its International Advisory Board.

The CEIBS International Advisory Board meeting, held annually in Shanghai, provides an opportunity for important Chairmen and CEOs of global businesses to advise the school’s leadership on CEIBS strategy, teaching programmes and research agenda, and to support the school in its quest for global impact and recognition. The Chairmen and CEOs of more than 30 major international and Chinese-based companies on the IAB represent diverse global businesses covering a wide range of industries headquartered in many countries.

The day-long conference included a welcome address by CEIBS Executive President Prof. Zhu Xiaoming, IAB Co-Chairmen Prof. John A. Quelch and Mr. Ma Weihua outlining the issues to be explored and then CEIBS Deans Hellmut Schutte and Zhang Weijiong’s overview on the current status of the school. CEIBS President Pedro Nueno was also integrally involved in the day’s discussions. The second half of the day included a round table between IAB members and CEIBS faculty on “The Urge for Innovation”. This was moderated by Professor of Management George Yip who is also Co-Director of the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation. Professor of Management Katherine Xin, the Bayer Chair in Leadership and Associate Dean of Executive Education Programmes, was the moderator for the day’s second panel discussion on “Globalisation of Management Talent”.

IAB members who participated during today’s meeting included:
Cho Tak Wong, Chairman of Fuyao Industry Glass Group
Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings
Gao Guofu, Chairman, China Pacific Insurance Co., Ltd
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys
Li Jiange, Chairman, Shenyin & Wanguo Securities and Vice Chairman of Central Huijin Investment Ltd
Ma Weihua, IAB Co-Chairman, Former President and CEO of China Merchants Bank
Michele Norsa, CEO and Group Managing Director, Salvatore Ferragamo
John Quelch, IAB Co-Chairman, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at HBS
Hubert Sagnière, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Essilor
Richard Thoman, Managing Partner at Global Perspectives, Former CFO of IBM, Former CEO of Xerox
Nora Wu, Vice Chairwoman, Global Human Capital Leader PwC
Xu Lejiang, Chairman, Baosteel Group.
Click here for a complete list of CEIBS IAB Members.