Learn from Senior Seasoned Industry Practitioners
Building a career requires more than just building knowledge and skills. It’s the reason our Elite Mentorship Programme exists, to provide students with personal development goals and career advice in addition to industry insights. Mentoring is central to our approach, offering informal guidance on important career transitions by sharing knowledge and experiences. The MBA Elite Mentorship builds friendship, character and leadership skills and expands upon students’ networks. For students, having this Elite Mentorship is a step up in their careers. One-on-One Sessions offer professional advice on career planning, personal growth, leadership development, networking, and lifelong education. Meanwhile, events such as pre-briefing sessions, cocktail receptions and welcome dinners provide essential close contact to developing lifelong partnerships.
- Mentorship Events
Annual Kick Off
- Pre-briefing session for mentees and mentors
- Official results announcement
Feb / March / April / May / June
- Get-together event within an informal setting for mentors and mentees to relax and enjoy each other’s company and to connect with other programme participants
- Elite Mentor Selection Criteria
- UHK alumni with a minimum of 10 years’ post MBA work experience
- Engaged or working in an ‘active career’ i.e. employed by a company, is an entrepreneur, a company owner and so on
- Prior mentoring and/or coaching experience
Elite Mentors are required to sign a ‘letter of commitment’ in which they agree to dedicate time to meet with his/her mentee at least once a month and accompany his/her mentee to the programme’s mentorship events.
- Mentee Application and Obligation
Participation in the CUHK Elite Mentorship Programme is optional for students. Full-time and part-time students can apply by filling out an online application form and participating in an interview conducted by MBA Programme staff.
Mentees will sign a ‘letter of commitment’ in which they agree to meet with his/her mentor at least once a month and attend the programme’s mentorship events and an information workshop/ briefing.
Mentees are expected to initiate and take the lead on meeting arrangements and have a flexible attitude when it comes to his/her mentors’ schedule and travel.
After graduation, I built rapport and long-lasting friendship with my fellow alumni who provide career advice, along with my mentor who offers valuable guidance on life goals. Both have been essential to my career.
Meet our Elite Mentors
Executive Director and Head of Marketing & Marketing Communications
DBS Consumer Banking & Wealth Management
Ms. Julie CHIU is the Executive Director and Head of Marketing & Marketing Communications of DBS Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. She has over 25 years of experience in local and regional marketing, business strategy as well as public affairs in multi-national corporations including Citi, DBS, Prudential and Shell. She is also an experienced lecturer teaching Strategic Marketing, CRM and Advertising Strategy. With both BBA and Executive MBA degree from CUHK, Ms. Chiu has been frequently invited to be the guest speaker and panelist for marketing conferences as well as judge for renowned marketing awards eg Effie, MARKies and Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year.
Managing Director, Head of China Real Estate
Angelo Gordon Asia limited
Prior to joining the Asia real estate team in 2006, Mr Ng was responsible for sourcing and executing real estate investments for Bank of China investments in Hong Kong. Before that, Mr. Ng worked at Goldman Sachs where he managed non-performing loan portfolios and distressed real estate assets in China. Previously, he was at CCAFM Co. in the real estate valuations group. Mr. Ng holds a B.A. degree from Wuyi University in China, an M.B.A. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an M.S. degree from New York University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Ms Fong has extensive experience in providing accounting, audit and consulting services to public and private companies and is currently leading the telecommunications practice in Hong Kong. Ms. Fong has a number of external appointments, including but not limited to,council member of the HKICPA, council member and treasurer of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and board member of the Ocean Park. She assisted a number of companies in completing their initial public offerings (“IPO”s) in both Hong Kong and the United States and led numerous substantial transactions including acquisitions, disposals and privatisation of Hong Kong listed companies and registrants with the Securities & Exchange Commissions (“SEC”) of the United States. She is also a frequent speaker at various organisations on accounting and auditing, as well as IPOs and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) related topics.
Head of Search Ads Partner Development
Mr. Kwok has taken up the role of Head of Search Ads Partner Development at Apple lately. In his previous role with Google, he oversaw all the Platforms business in the Greater China and Korea region. He also led the Machine Learning for Marketing efforts in the region. Mr. Kwok has been working at the forefront of data-driven marketing in Greater China since its infancy stage. He has been working at the media agency Zenith Media between 1996-2011 and was appointed Zenith’s China Managing Director in 2004. Zenith became the largest media agencies in China in 2010 (Source: RECMA) under Derek’s leadership. In 2011, he joined Yoyi Digital as COO and launched one of the first DSPs (Demand-side Platform) in China. In 2014-2017, Mr. Kwok has been honored in the China’s Digital A-List for 4 consecutive years by Campaign Asia-Pacific.
Regional Head, Compliance
Regulatory Inventory and Change Management
Ms. Ngan began her career at Citi and has worked in several leading financial institutions on transaction banking, product management, business integration, and corporate banking in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Korea. She has held various positions within the compan including the Director, Asia Head of Implementation, Securities and Funds Services, Director, Asia Franchise Risk and Control and Head of Interntional Personal Banking Risk and Control. Her duties range from strategic planning across the region, client onboarding and implementation of securities services in Asia Pacific and risk, governnce and control for International Personal Banking business.
Mr. So is the Managing Director & Head of Research at the China Construction Bank International (CCBI). He is a seasoned professional in investment and finance sector. Prior to his role at CCBI, Mr. So was the Head of China Research in Macquarie Group, ING Group and Credit Agricole CIB. Apart from his roles in Hong Kong and China, he also took up senior management roles in top banking institutions in US, UK,European, Singaporean and PRC banks.