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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Rebalancing and Resilience in a Global Context: CEIBS Dean Speaks at NDB THINKLAB

April 27, 2020. Shanghai – Now is the time for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE) to accommodate and drive international trade by opening up more according to CEIBS Dean and Vice President Ding Yuan.

As globalisation experiences a degree of retreat from advanced economies, Prof. Dings says EMDEs can take more responsibility by acting as fair players by lowering trade barriers.

Prof. Ding made the remarks during a speech on the theme of “Prospects for Rebalancing and Resilience in a Global Context” at the New Development Bank’s (NDB) Shanghai headquarters, following an invitation from the institution’s president, Marcos Troyjo.

Addressing more than 100 NDB participants both online and offline, including the bank’s four Vice Presidents, Prof. Ding added that business schools across different emerging markets should work together to develop highly-skilled talent by sharing best their practices.

During his speech, which was part of NDB’s THINKLAB series, Prof. Ding pointed out that one of the most significant trends in recent decades has been the emergence of a global middle class representing huge market growth potential.

“However,” he added, “the importance of emerging markets and developing economies should not be overplayed in the global context.”

Following Prof. Ding’s speech, Ms. Tatiana Rosito facilitated a Q&A session covering topics such as how CEIBS has become a bridge between East and West, the diversity within emerging markets and the openness of China’s market. Audience engagement was notably high and, for the first time ever, an NDB THINKLAB event went beyond the scheduled one hour time limit.

The event also marks the beginning of a more in-depth CEIBS-NDB collaboration, which will include business case development, a project on Chinese industries’ openness led by CEIBS Professors Xu Bin and Richard Carney, executive training, MBA student placement and internships, as well as forums and seminars.

In addition to being invited to advise on the school’s strategy and development, NDB President Marcos Troyjo will deliver keynote speeches at high-profile events hosted by CEIBS in the future.

NDB THINKLAB was initiated in September 2020 for the NDB community to interact with thought leaders on topics related to the future of development. Past-speakers include McKinsey Global Institute Director Jonathan Woetzel, World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, Financial Times Chief Economist Martin Wolf and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

Serena Cui
Michael Thede