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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Letter to CEIBS Global EMBA Alumni

Dear CEIBS Global EMBA alumni,

It goes without saying that the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s plans this year. As a result of the pandemic, our classroom studies and activities have been temporarily suspended, and the usually vibrant CEIBS campus is quiet and lonely at this extraordinary time.

March and April is usually a time when the CEIBS Shanghai campus is full of excitement, when we welcome alumni from around the world for our landmark annual Global EMBA event – the Alumni Reunion Day. With public gatherings temporarily suspended, we have responded to the needs of our alumni to support their continuous learning with the Global EMBA Connect & Learn Series of online sharing activities. So far, these webinars have covered healthcare, supply chains, investment, geopolitics and economics. CEIBS professors and alumni have gathered online to discuss the development trends of the economy under the pandemic. The response from alumni has been fantastic, once again demonstrating their resilient passion for learning.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the alumni who have supported us in 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Our Global EMBA alumni have shown strong support and active engagement with the school and the programme throughout the past year. More than 200 alumni have been actively involved in programme support, branding, and applicant referral, as well as admission interviews. They have devoted huge amounts of their valuable time and energy to help the Global EMBA community further. Despite the pandemic, programme recruitment for the forthcoming class remains strong, even increasing on last year’s results over the same period. At the same time, being ranked 5th by the Financial Times in their annual EMBA ranking is in no small part due to our brilliant alumni.

Last but not least, no matter where you are, we sincerely hope that you are taking good care of yourself and your family in this challenging period. When the pandemic is over, we will meet again on campus!



CEIBS Global EMBA Department

April 28, 2020


Honour Roll

Public Profile Ambassador Award

The CEIBS Global EMBA Public Profile Ambassador Award recognises alumni who have contributed their time and energy and performed outstandingly in strengthening the branding and communications of the Global EMBA programme.


Business Development Ambassador Award

The Global EMBA Business Development Ambassador Award is awarded in thanks to alumni who are enthusiastic about assisting the future development of the programme. In addition to actively recommending new participants for the Global EMBA, they also help share their learning experience with other applicants.


Special Contribution Award

The Global EMBA Special Contribution Award is a new award category established last year. The two winners are classmates from the GEMBA 2018 class who organised multiple on-site activities to enrich the after-class learning experience of students and alumni.


Admission Ambassador Award

The Global EMBA Admission Ambassador Award is given in thanks to alumni who actively support the admission process of the programme. As interviewers, they play a vital role in ensuring our new intake meet the high calibre demanded by the GEMBA programme.


Ambassador Excellence Award

The Global EMBA Ambassador Excellence Award recognises alumni who have given the Global EMBA office comprehensive support across several of the fields above.


In addition to the above award winners, we would also like to extend our appreciation to the following alumni for their contribution to the GEMBA community in 2019.


CEIBS Distinguished Alumni Representatives

In November 2019, during the CEIBS 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala, 10 alumni won the honorary title of CEIBS Outstanding Alumni Representatives, 3 of whom Global EMBA alumni. These alumni are active in the CEIBS community and contribute a lot to the development of CEIBS.