Faculty - CUHK MBA

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Academic Faculty

Our reputation as a top business institution in Asia has drawn some of the world’s best educators into the CUHK MBA Programme. Our faculty is deeply knowledgeable about theories, principles and emerging schools of thought originating from the region and across the globe. Their international exposure and teaching experience facilitate curious and innovative thinking inside the classroom, and inspire further practical learning beyond the campus.


David AHLSTROM

Professor
MPhil, PhD (New York); MBA (Hawaii)

Research Interests
Managing in Asia, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Leadership, Management and Organisational History

MBA Courses
Leadership Development

Professional Experience

  • Being named to Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers, 2017-19
  • Recipient of 1st annual Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2014-15), CUHK Business School
  • Being nominated for The Economist magazine’s First worldwide ‘Business Professor of the Year’ award


Terence CHONG

Associate Professor
MA, PhD, Economics (UofR)

Research Interests
Financial Econometrics

MBA Courses
China in Global Economy

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director of Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance
  • Member of the Economic Policy Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
  • Ranks top 37th worldwide in theoretical econometrics, top 1% in terms of number of distinct works and top 5% economists worldwide (RePEc)


Shige MAKINO

Professor
LLB, MBA (Keio University); PhD (Western University)

Research Interests
International Business, Organisation Learning, Institutions and Globalisation, Micro-foundation of Business Strategy, Non-market Based Strategy, Corporate Demography

MBA Courses
Strategic Management

Professional Experience

  • Associate editor of Global Strategy Journal
  • Editorial board member of multiple international journals
  • Recipient of Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Gold Medal and CUHK Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award


Paul B. MCGUINNESS

Professor
MPhil (Cambridge); PhD (Leeds)

Research Interests
IPOs, Corporate Governance, Board Demographics, CSR, Firm Performance, Chinese Equity Markets

MBA Courses
Corporate Fund-Raising Initiatives in the Chinese Equity Markets

Professional Experience

  • Worked for National Bank of New Zealand and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong
  • Published widely in ABS 3 (***) and 4 (****) rated journals
  • Won CUHK BA Faculty Outstanding Teacher Awards and CUHK MBA Programmes Merit Awards


Wongsunwai WAN

Associate Professor
DBA (Harvard Business School); FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

Research Interests
Financial Reporting Quality, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Private Equity

MBA Courses
Corporate Financial Reporting

Professional Experience

  • Worked in KPMG in London, PricewaterhouseCoopers and ABN AMRO Bank in Hong Kong
  • Ranked by Reuters as one of the top 10 analysts in Hong Kong and China covering software and information technology


Andrew YUEN

Senior Lecturer
Academic Director, MBA Programmes
MPhil (CUHK); MA, PhD (UBC)

Research Interests
Aviation and Maritime Economics, Industrial Organisation, Applied Econometrics

MBA Courses
Macroeconomics for Business Executives

Professional Experience

  • Director of Policy and Knowledge Transfer, Aviation Policy and Research Centre at CUHK
  • Published academic papers in various international peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Transport Economics Policy, Journal of Air Transport ManagementTransport Research Parts A and D, Maritime Policy and Management and Pacific Economic Review

Industry Faculty

Among the CUHK MBA Programme’s roster of educators are seasoned business professionals from across business disciplines. Experts in their respective fields, industry faculty members complement students’ classroom learning by sharing their own experiences and real-life business challenges, solutions, consequences, and practices. The opportunity to access industry experts help shape the students’ business acumen and hone their leadership and decision-making skills.


Kevin AU
Associate Professor
MPhil (CUHK); PhD (UBC)

Research Interests
International Management, Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Social Networks

MBA Courses
Managing Family Business

Professional Background

  • Co-founder and Director of CUHK Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Director of CUHK Centre for Family Business
  • Former Director of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network Ltd.(HKBAN) and Family Firm Institute (US)
  • Former Chairman of the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project (Asia Pacific)


Thomas BAIN
Adjunct Professor
MBA (Columbia)

MBA Courses
Fixed-Income Securities Analysis, Money and Capital Markets

Professional Background

  • 25 years of experience in Banking and Financial industry, including Central Bank of the Bahamas, JPMorgan and Barclays Wealth
  • Former Global Head of Graduate Recruiting & Training at JPMorgan
  • Conducted leadership programmes and executive coaching for Senior Executives at Barclays, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Blackstone, BlackRock, BorgWarner, BNP Paribas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Fidelity, HSBC, ING, Instinet, Invesco, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura Securities, Refinitiv, Russell Reynolds, Standard Chartered, Société Générale, UBS, and YUM China
  • Received the CUHK Business School Faculty Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014


Dominic CHAN
Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
BA, MA, PhD (Cambridge)

MBA Courses
Management: Competencies and Current Perspectives, New Venture Business Project, Management Consulting

Professional Background

  • Founder of Decisive Consulting Limited
  • Co-founder of Dark Horse Investment
  • Former Co-CEO of a-connect (China)
  • Former China general manager of Englishtown.com (an EF Group company)
  • Former consultant at McKinsey & Company
  • Former Alumni Advisory Board Member of University of Cambridge
  • Recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II


Ivan CHAN
Adjunct Associate Professor
MEng (UBC); MBA (CUHK)

Research Interests
Digital Transformation and Reinvention of Industries

MBA Courses
Digital Transformation and Innovation

Professional Background

  • Help enterprises and start-ups to reinvent and grow their businesses, enabled by digital
  • Worked in innovation and technology strategy capacity with Accenture, McKinsey and EY
  • Built three tech start-ups within the MNC environment over eight years


Toa CHARM

Associate Professor of Practice in Management
Convener, Technology Advisory Group, MBA Programmes
MBA, DBA, CBIP (TDWI), AI and Big Data Cert. (MIT), MHKCS

MBA Courses
Application of AI and Machine Learning in Finance

Professional Background

  • Former Senior Management of Cyberport, HSBC, IBM, Oracle and Kingdee
  • Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business
  • Member, TSSSU Steering Committee, CUHK
  • Advisors for Start-ups, Enterprises and Associations in Innovation and Technology Industry
  • Author of the Book <Boost up the Power of Digital> (Chinese version)


Wilton CHAU

Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
LLB; MBA; DBA; FCCA

MBA Courses
Applied Entrepreneurship: Remodeling & Fundraising in Asia, Venture Capital & Private Equity

Professional Background

  • Founding Chairman of PAVD and Founding Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network
  • Chairman of ICIA and Vice Chairman of the HKBio
  • Adjunct Professor in the MBM Program of Shenzhen Finance Institute
  • External Examiner of UTAR Malaysia


Seen-Meng CHEW

Associate Professor of Practice in Finance
MPhil Economics (Cambridge); PhD Economics (University of Chicago)

Research Interest
FinTech, Corporate Finance, Global Macroeconomics

MBA Courses
Fintech 101

Professional Background

  • Assistant Dean for External Engagement, CUHK Business School
  • Former economist at J.P. Morgan, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Morgan Stanley, covering Asia Pacific macroeconomic development
  • Former consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising clients on international pricing strategies
  • Published articles in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal and Financial Times
  • Non-executive Director at Actelligent Capital


Timon DU

Professor
MSE, PhD (Arizona State U)

Research Interest
Business Intelligence, Privacy and Security, e-Commerce, Information Sharing, Subject Well-being, IT Education

MBA Courses
Platform and Business Strategies

Professional Background

  • Director of MSc Programme in Information and Technology Management
  • Former President of International Consortium for Electronic Business involving members from more than 20 countries
  • Former Director of MSc in e-Commerce, MSc in e-Business Management, EMBA (Asia Pacific) and EMBA (Chinese), CUHK Business School
  • Former Co-director of EMBA (Xian), CUHK Business School


Paul KITNEY

Professor of Practice in Finance and Economics
M.Econ (U.Syd – Honours Class I); PhD (Australian National University)

Research Interest
Monetary Economics, Financial Friction Macroeconomics, Adaptive Learning, Macroeconometrics

MBA Courses
Macroeconomics for Business Executives

Professional Background

  • Over 30 years’ experience in Asia-Pacific central banking, investment banking and as a hedge fund manager
  • Former Chief Equity Strategist (Asia-Pacific) for Daiwa Capital Markets (Hong Kong) Ltd and Former Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley and Blackrock
  • Has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV as an expert on global monetary policy, Asian economies and markets
  • Being named named in a list of emerging professors around the world in Business Because magazine in 2018


Howard LAM

Associate Professor of Practice in Marketing
MSc (London); BSc, MBA, PhD (CUHK)

Research Interest
Branding Strategy, New Product Launch, Data Mining/Text Mining

MBA Courses
Marketing Management

Professional Background

  • Director of Executive MBA Programme, CUHK Business School
  • Former Director (Marketing and Communications) of School of Management and Economics at CUHK-Shenzhen
  • Former Head of Marketing, McDonald’s China
  • Former General Manager of Coca-Cola China; won several global awards during his tenure at Coca-Cola, including the best new product launch for Minute Maid juice drink with pulp


Allen MA

Adjunct Professor
MBA (Toronto); CPA, CMA (Canada)

MBA Courses
Managing Innovation & Technology

Professional Background

  • Chairman of Novoheart Holdings Inc., a bio-technology company listed at the Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture)
  • Independent Non-Executive Director of Mox Bank Ltd, a virtual bank majority owned by Standard Chartered Bank
  • Former CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
  • Former President, Asia Pac, British Telecom Plc
  • Former VP & General Manager of Asia, Motorola Inc. Global Telecom Solutions Sector


Elsie TSUI

Head – Social Innovation
Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, CUHK
MBA (Cambridge), DBA (Grenoble Ecole de Management)

Research Interests
Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation

MBA Courses
Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment

Professional Background

  • Project Director for CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Former Deputy Head of the Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola China
  • Conducted training sessions in design thinking for corporate clients and non-profit sector in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Led high impact training workshops for the leaders from Fortune 500 companies across Europe and Asia
  • Worked for the Asia office of !What If? Innovation Partner