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
BA, MPhil. PhD (New York);
MBA (Hawaii)

MBA Course
Leadership Development

Professional Experiences

  • 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

Anson Au Yeung
Senior Lecturer
BBA, PhD (CityU)

MBA Course
Financial Management

Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Dean(Undergraduate Studies); Director, Asian Business Studies Programme; Co-director, Integrated BBA Programme
  • Main areas of research are corporate finance, capital markets, and international finance
  • His paper entitled “Firm Growth Type and Capital Structure Persistence” received the Best Paper Awards at the China International Conference and the NTU International Conference

Ling Cen
Associate Professor
BSc (Zhejiang University);
MSc (Warwick); PhD (HKUST)

MBA Course
Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Background

  • Associate Director, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Finance Research Centre
  • Conducts interdisciplinary studies of corporate finance and operations management, focusing on the role of supply-chain relationships on various aspects of corporate decisions
  • Being interested in the role of buy-side and sell-side analysts in earnings conference calls.

Joseph Cheng
Associate Professor
BBA, MBA (Simon Fraser);
PhD (Maryland)

MBA Course
Financial Management

Professional Experiences

  • Director, MSc Programme in Finance (Full-time)
  • Current member of  Investor Education Centre (a subsidiary of Securities and Futures Commission, HKSAR); ExCo Member, Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association
  • Served with the Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, HKSAR

Darwin Choi
Associate Professor
BS Econ, BS Eng (Penn);
PhD (Yale University)

MBA Course
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Professional Experiences

  • Research interests include behavioural finance, mutual funds and hedge funds, climate finance, and labour, focusing on how market conditions and investor psychology influence capital allocations

Terence Chong
Associate Professor
BSSc (CUHK); MA,
Ph.D. (Rochester)

MBA Course
China in Global Economy

Professional Experiences

  • 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)

Xianchi Dai
Associate Professor
BS (Tianjin U);
MSc (Shanghai Jiao Tong U);
PhD (INSEAD France)

MBA Course
Business Negotiation

Professional Experiences

  • Coordinator, MPhil and PhD in Marketing Programme
  • Won research awards including European Association for Decision Making Biennial Best PhD Paper Award (De finetti Award), AMA Summer Conference Best Track Paper Award, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Best PhD Paper finalist, and CUHK Young Researcher Award
  • Research interests are in judgement and decision making, motivation and self-control, intertemporal choices, etc

Vernon Hsu
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
BS (Fujian Normal); MA, MS, PhD (Iowa)

MBA Course
Operations Management

Professional Experiences

  • Research interests include logistics and supply chain management and the interface between operations management and financial and tax planning.

Mandy Hu
Associate Professor
BA (Fudan University);
MA (Tufts University);
MPhil, PhD (New York)

MBA Course
Digital Marketing

Professional Experiences

  • Director of the Centre for Consumer Insights at CUHK
  • Research on using quantitative models to study and explain consumer behavior and using big data in industries such as telecommunication, automobile, e-commerce and FinTech

Junfei Huang
Associate Professor
BS (Jilin);
PhD (Chi Academy of Sciences);
PhD (NUS)

MBA Course
Statistical Analysis

Professional Experiences

  • Research awards include the Uriel G. Rothblum Prize for Excellent Work in Operations Research by the Operations Research Society of Israel and the MSOM Service Management SIG Best Paper Award
  • Research interests are in asymptotic analysis and optimal control of queuing systems and their applications in services such as healthcare systems (e.g. emergency departments) and tele-services (e.g. telephone call centres)

Keehyung Kim
Assistant Professor
BS (KAIST); MS (Seoul National); PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)

MBA Course
Big Data Management

Professional Experiences

  • Research from disciplines of economics, psychology, and machine learning to shed light on decision-making behaviours in online & mobile platforms as well as consumer marketplace

Jessica Kwong
Professor
BSSc; MPhil; PhD (CUHK)

MBA Course
Behavioral Decision Making

Professional Experiences

  • Chairman, Department of Marketing
  • Research interests including human judgments and decision making processes in consumer and organisational contexts
  • Recipient of the Young Researcher Award and also a number of teaching awards including the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and Outstanding Teacher Award

Fred Ku
Senior Lecturer
BBA, PhD (HKUST)

MBA Course
Statistical Analysis

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies); Director of Studies in Undergraduate Studies in Business; Co-director, Integrated BBA Programme
  • Provides consultancy services for Trade and Industry Department of Hong Kong
  • Contributes to the professional community by conducting professional seminars and training workshops for Education Bureau

Wendong Li
Associate Professor
BSc; PhD (CAS); PhD (NUS)

MBA Course
Leadership Development

Professional Background

  • Won the Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the International HRM Scholarly Achievement Award and Best Student Convention Paper Award from the Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, as well as the Best Paper Award in the OB Division, Asian Academy of Management
  • Research on proactivity across a number of areas, including leadership, work design, and well-being

Hao Shen
Professor
BA (China University for Political Science); MSc (Fudan);
PhD (HKUST)

MBA Course
Marketing Management

Professional Background

  • Won young contributor award from Journal of Consumer Psychology in 2008, young researcher award from the university in 2011, and was named as Marketing Science Institute (MSI) 2015 young scholar
  • Research interests include: the effect of mood, the effect of procedural knowledge, culture, and sensory marketing

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

MBA Course
Macroeconomics for Business Executives

Professional Experiences

  • 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 Management, Transport Research Parts A and D, Maritime Policy and Management and Pacific Economic Review

Sean Zhou
Professor
BS (Zhejiang U); MOR, PhD (North Carolina State)

MBA Course
Operations Management

Professional Experiences

  • Chairperson, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics; Director, Centre for Supply Chain Management; Director, Centre for Supply Chain Integration and Service Innovation, Shenzhen
  • Research area includes supply chain management with particular interests in inventory control, production planning, dynamic pricing, and game theoretic applications. He serves on the editorial board of IIE Transactions and OR Letters

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
BBA, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (UBC)

MBA Course
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
BSc (University of London);
MBA (Columbia)

MBA Course
Money and Capital Markets

Professional Background

  • Former Global Head of Graduate Recruiting & Training and Managing Director at JPMorgan
  • Former Director and Head of Transformation at Barclays Wealth
  • Worked at Central Bank of the Bahamas

Dominic Chan
Associate Professor 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)
  • Recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II

Ivan Chan
Adjunct Associate Professor
BASc, MEng (UBC); MBA (CUHK)

MBA Course
Digital Transformation and Innovation

Professional Background

  • Worked in innovation and technology strategy capacity with Accenture, McKinsey and EY
  • Built two tech start-ups within the MNC environment over six years

Toa Charm
Associate Professor of Practice in Management
BSc, MBA, DBA, CBIP (TDWI), AI and Big Data Cert. (MIT), MHKCS

MBA Course
Application of AI and Machine Learning in Finance

Professional Background

  • Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business
  • Former Senior Management of Cyberport, HSBC, IBM, Oracle, Kingdee and Jardine Pacific
  • Advisors for Start-ups, Enterprises and Associations in Innovation and Technology Industry
  • Specialising in AI/Big Data, FinTech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Digital Strategy, Leadership and Transformation

Wilton Chau
Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
BSc; LLB; MBA; DBA; FCCA

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

Professional Background

  • Chairman, Pan-Asia Venture Development Platform
  • Founding Chairman of PAVD and Founding Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network
  • Chairman of ICIA and Vice Chairman of the HKBio
  • Board of several technology ventures and listed companies including a health care medical operator, Meilleure Health Group

Seen-Meng Chew
Associate Professor of Practice in Finance
BSc Economics (LSE);
MPhil Economics (Cambridge);
PhD Economics (U Chicago)

MBA Course
Current Fintech Trends

Professional Background

  • Associate 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

Tina Choi
Adjunct Associate Professor
BBA, EMBA (CUHK)

MBA Courses
Applied Entrepreneurship: Remodeling & Fundraising in Asia, Creating Self-efficacy and Impact on Communication, FinTech
Entrepreneurship

Professional Background

  • Has proven track records in managing the top-tier big brands in FMCG and consumer electronics sectors in MNCs including Dyson, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble
  • Facilitated various product launches and business remodeling, such as develop and lead the Mystery Shopper Programme, and the Training, Retail Audit and Compliance Tracking APP development in Dyson, and leading FMCG programmes for skincare products with Mannings and Nielsen

Timon Du
Professor
BS (National Chung-Hsin); MSE, PhD (Arizona State U)

MBA Course
Platform and Business Strategies

Professional Background

  • Former President of International Consortium for Electronic Business involving members
  • Former consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising clients on international pricing strategies
  • Research interests in business intelligence, privacy and security, e-commerce, information sharing, subject well-being, and IT education

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

MBA Course
Macroeconomics for Business Executive

Professional Background

  • Former Chief Equity Strategist (Asia-Pacific) for Daiwa Capital Markets (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Former Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley and Blackrock
  • Being named named in a list of emerging professors around the world in Business Because magazine in 2018

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

MBA Course
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

Joyce Iun
Professional Consultant
BBA (Hawaii); MBA (East Asia); DBA (PolyU)

MBA Course
Management Decision Making

Professional Background

  • Oer twenty-five years of experience in training and human resources management in the PRC, Hong Kong, and Macau
  • Worked for public and private organisations including Henderson Land Group, K.Wah Group, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Shanghai American Club, Social Services in Toronto, Macau Management Association, and Tourism Department of Macau SAR Government

Wongsunwai Wan
Associate Professor
BSc Mathematics
(Imperial College London – First Class Honours);
DBA (Harvard Business School);
FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

MBA Course
Corporate Financial Reporting

Professional Experiences

  • 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

Donghui Wu
Professor
BA, MA (Xiamen); PhD (CUHK); CICPA

MBA Course
Business Valuation and Analysis

Professional Experiences

  • Director, Centre for Institutions and Governance
  • Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) of China
  • Broad research interests in accounting, auditing, and corporate finance, with a special focus on the emerging and transitional economy of China

Jing Wu
Assistant Professor
B.Engr (Tsinghua); MBA, PhD (Chicago Booth)

MBA Course
FinTech Analytics

Professional Background

  • Director, Centre for Institutions and Governance
  • Worked as a Quantitative Strategist at Deutsche Bank New York
  • Main research fields are the operations-finance interface, global supply chains, FinTech, and business intelligence. His papers are published in leading journals such as Management Science and M&SOM
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