Undergraduate Office (UGO) Monthly Announcement
February 2010 Issue
I. Student Achievement
- Champion of the Joint-University Business Management Challenge (JUBMC) 2009
Five business students won the Championship of the Joint University Business Management Challenge (JUBMC) 2009. The winning team "Trigger" included Jevon Jim Chi Tsun, Milly Poon Cho Yi, Tina Wong Yuet Ki (all BBA-JD Year 1) and Derek Lau Yik Hang and Li Tsun Hin (both Integrated BBA Year 1). From over 140 teams from different local universities competing for the championship, only six teams were selected for the final round. The case used in the competition concerned human resources management and its importance to corporate efficiency. Winning the second-runner-up prize was another CUHK team "Vantastic" comprising Alex Leung Hang Faat, Gavin Wong Ka Hang, Christy Yu Mei Wa (all Integrated BBA Year 2), Sharon Lau Wing Yin and Joanne Leung Suk Man (both Integrated BBA Year 3). Our heartiest congratulations to all our students for their success and a competition well fought!The winning team – (from left) Derek Lau Yik Hang, Li Tsun Hin, Jevon Jim, Milly Poon and Tina Wong.
II. Student Enrichment Activities
- Workshop on "Succeeding in Job Interviews with Investment Banks"
Date & Time: Thursday, January 28, 2010
To help business students be better prepared for job interviews in the investment banking industry, UGO organized a workshop for them on 28 January 2010. Mr K.L. Wong, a very senior and well-respected investment banker in Hong Kong, gave students practical guidance to improve their performance when interviewing for positions with investment banks. In addition, he coached students on their interviewing skills, drawing from his personal and professional experience to offer advice for improvement.Mr K.L. Wong (2nd left, front row) and some of the student participants
- Workshop on "Winning Interview Techniques for the Management Trainee Program"
Date & Time: Friday, January 29, 2010
Over 100 students attended a workshop on “Winning Interview Techniques for the Management Trainee Program” to learn from Ms Swani Wu, a 2009 BBA alumna. She spoke on the types of candidates corporations are looking for in their management trainee recruitment processes and how to leave a positive impression on interviewers during job interviews. Mock interviews with students were also conducted during the workshop.Mock interview session. Ms Swani Wu, the trainer, is pictured on the left.
- Professional Image Management Workshop 2010 (Male and Female Sessions)
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 and 4, 2010 Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Venue: C2, T C Cheng Building (session for male students) and LT4, Teaching Complex at Western Campus (session for female students)
To assist students in building up their professional image and enhance their competitiveness, two professional image management workshops were held in February 2010. Ms. Rosemarie Yau, founder of My Own Brand, taught students essential skills in how to project a professional image.Ms Rosemarie Yau, the trainer, teaches our students how to project a professional image. The picture shows Ms Yau demonstrating how colour can be used thoughtfully to enhance our appearance.
- Dining Etiquette Workshop
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm Venue: The Harbourview, Wanchai
A workshop aimed at enlightening students as to what is proper dining etiquette was arranged on 24 February. In this workshop, the trainer discussed with students rules for what to do (and not) during a business dinner. The trainer gave practical guidance to the participants by demonstrating appropriate dining techniques and behaviours.
- L'Oreal Brandstorm 2010 (Pre-case Presentation within CUHK)
Date: Friday, January 22, 2010
Two teams made up of business students were selected to represent CUHK in the L'Oreal Brandstorm 2010. To select candidates for the case competition, a Pre-case Presentation (CUHK Round) was conducted on 22 January. Each participating team gave their best effort in presenting their creativity and in leaving the judges with a positive impression during the Pre-case Presentation. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to the panel of judges including Prof. Stella So, Associate Professor of the Department of Marketing and four senior representatives from L'Oreal.From left in the front row: Mr Bocco Chen, Recruitment & Integration Manager, L'Oreal Hong Kong Ltd; Ms Jenny Ip, Marketing Manager, L'Oreal Professional, L'Oreal Hong Kong Ltd; Ms Constance Tsang, Brand Manager, Matrix, L'Oreal Hong Kong Ltd; Prof. Stella So, Associate Professor, Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Administration; Ms Kitty Yip, Human Resources Director, L'Oreal Hong Kong Ltd; Miss Charlize Kan, staff of L'Oreal Hong Kong Ltd.
- Orientation Activities for GLOBE Students
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 (visit to Ocean Park) and
Saturday, January 30, 2010 (visit to Hong Kong Monetary Authority)
The fourth cohort of GLOBE students including sixteen students from the Copenhagen Business School and fifteen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are at CUHK studying Asian business focusing on Mainland China. In addition to the welcoming dinner held earlier, two visits were arranged during their first month of stay in Hong Kong. Mr Jimmy Chiu, Associate Director, Integrated BBA Program brought the students to Ocean Park on 16 January for a talk given by Mr Paul Pei, Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) on the latest developments at Ocean Park. On 30 January, the students visited the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to learn about the Hong Kong financial system, HKMA’s policies and its daily operations.Group photo at a seminar room at Ocean ParkGroup photo at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
- Global Business Studies (GBS) Mentorship Program 2009-10
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
The GBS Mentorship Program was launched to formally build up connections between the first cohort of graduates and the current students in the program. The mentorship program aims to help the current students be better prepared for the challenges ahead through the graduates’ sharing their own experiences, trials and tribulations. There were fifteen mentees (Year 1 students) and fourteen mentors (graduates) in 2009 - 2010. In addition to the mentees and mentors, also present at the kick-off gathering were Prof. Gordon Cheung, Director, Global Business Programmes, Mr Jimmy Chiu and Dr Glos Ho, Associate Directors, Integrated BBA Program.Prof. Gordon Cheung, Director, Global Business Programmes (7th left, rear row), Dr Glos Ho, Associate Director, Integrated BBA Program (6th left, rear row) and Mr Jimmy Chiu, Associate Director, Integrated BBA Program (2nd right, front row). The students and alumni of the Global Business Studies program (GBS) had a wonderful time at the GBS Mentorship Program Kick-off Gathering.
- Meeting with Elites from the Business Sector / Community
(a) Guest: Prof. Joseph Sung, SBS, Vice-Chancellor (Designate) of CUHK
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Three business students, Alice Lau Yuen Chi (Global Business Studies Year 1), Steve Wong Chi Fai (Professional Accountancy Year 1) and Chin Tsz Wai (Integrated BBA Year 2), together with Mr Jeffrey Hui (BBA alumnus) met Prof. Joseph Sung to seek his advice to the younger generation. A summary of their discussion will be published in our weekly column “商識滿天下” in the Headline Daily tentatively scheduled for April publication.
Alice shares her reflections with us: "As the saying goes, 'With great power comes great responsibility'. Prof. Joseph Sung is a good example of someone who understands this concept well. He has been the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the Chair Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and the Head of the Shaw College. He has also been appointed to be the seventh Vice Chancellor of CUHK, starting on 1 July 2010. Being aware of his accomplishments in both the medical and educational arenas, I have always been keen to gain some insights as to his keys to success. Through this interview, I have achieved this objective.
From Prof. Sung's open discussion on his experience with SARS in 2003, an experience that he described as one of the most critical events of his life, I greatly admire his optimism and determination. In the midst of a battling a lethal disease which no one really understood, Prof. Sung took the role of leading the 'dirty team' to fight hard in this battle. Despite seeing so many of his colleagues and medical students succumbing one after another to this deadly disease while the supplies of masks and protective gear from the hospital were ever dwindling, he never thought of retreating from his commitments. Thanks to Prof. Sung’s positive attitude and perseverance, the medical team was able to maintain their unity and morale despite this ever-changing and stressful situation. His stubborn persistence contributed greatly towards Hong Kong eventually triumphing in its battle over SARS.From left: Chin Tsz Wai; Steve Wong Chi Fai; Prof. Joseph Sung, SBS, Vice-Chancellor (Designate) of CUHK; Alice Lau Yuen Chi
Prof Sung's eagerness to embrace challenges is yet another factor in his success. His path to success has been a rocky one. When he began his medical career, not only was he not able to practice at his desired hospital, he was also not able to become a hematologist as he had originally wished. Instead he was assigned to the gastroenterology department. Although his career did not start out in exactly the way he expected, he still gladly accepted this job and grabbed every opportunity he encountered to learn even more. Having been in professional practice for several years, Prof. Sung encountered many difficulties and setbacks in his medical career. Yet, these challenges did not deter him from pursuing this career and in fact was successful at it. However, Prof. Sung received an inspiration from one of his former professors when he visited the professor in England. This professor enlightened Prof. Sung to the realization that in order to bring sustainable contributions to society, one should spread his/her knowledge to the younger generation who will in turn contribute to society. Therefore, he left his job to pursue a PhD degree in the United States, thus starting his career in education. Today, Prof. Sung is prepared to forgo his medical career in order to realize his unfulfilled dream in education. During the interview, I could clearly see his keenness and excitement towards turning this new page of his life.
The interview with Prof. Sung has truly been a wonderful learning opportunity for me. I realize the fact that all successes come from personal effort and perseverance. This really boosts my self-motivation powerfully to march with confidence along the rocky road to future success."
(b) Guests: Mr Rudolf Apenbrink, CEO, Asia Pacific, HSBC Global Asset
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Chan Ho Pan (Professional Accountancy Year 1), Chan Shun Yu (Integrated BBA Year 1) and Tiffany Li Chui Ying (Hotel and Tourism Management Year 4) had an enlightening discussion with Mr Rudolf Apenbrink, CEO, Asia Pacific, HSBC Global Asset Management in a meeting arranged by Oriental Daily News. Below are some of student Chan Ho Pan’s reflections:
"It was such a great honour to have been able to meet Mr Rudolf Apenbrink. Though Mr Apenbrink is the CEO of Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Asset Management and is responsible for managing assets worth about USD 60 billion, he was very generous in sharing his valuable experience with us.
During the meeting, he told us what is his key to success and his attitude towards learning: 'Don't be afraid to ask silly questions until you fully understand!' This pointed out the major problem of many students in Hong Kong which is they are either too shy to ask questions or are worried about being teased by others because they asked 'silly' questions. He also emphasized that only those individuals who are passionate and interested in their job will succeed. In addition, he described some personality characteristics a successful fund manager should possess, specifically the abilities to be analytical, decisive and passionate.
In short, the meeting with Mr Apenbrink was an unforgettable experience. I strongly recommend my fellow schoolmates to make good use of these opportunities to meet different business elites."Mr Rudolf Apenbrink, CEO, Asia Pacific, HSBC Global Asset Management (2nd left) and our business students. Chan Ho Pan is pictured first left.
(c) Guest: Mr George Leung, Adviser, Strategy and Economics, Asia Pacific, HSBC
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Three Quantitative Finance students, Thomas Mak Kam Fung, Sun Xiangjie and Tai Siu Chung, together with two Integrated BBA students, Cheung Chun Ha and U Ion Nam, had a meeting with Mr George Leung, Adviser, Strategy and Economics, Asia Pacific, HSBC. The meeting was arranged by the Oriental Daily News. One of the participants, Thomas Mak Kam Fung, shares his reflections with us.
"It is a great pleasure to have met Mr George Leung on a very nice afternoon at the HSBC headquarters in Central. Mr Leung observed that nowadays many college students can be book smart, but it is not the only ingredient to a successful professional career. Mr Leung pointed out that more than 95% of professional skills are learnt from work experience instead from the textbook. Therefore, college education should focus on how to develop one's mindset, rather than just developing one's knowledge only. More importantly, we need to learn how to think. Lifelong learning is the key to success in the coming business era.
Mr Leung also shared his secrets of success with us. He believed that EQ (emotional quotient) management is the cornerstone of a successful life. It's not surprising to note that each person will encounter different levels of difficulties and challenges throughout his career. But as Mr Leung reminded us, difficulty is not some kind of monster but instead is better seen as a challenge and as a source of motivation. As long as we can stay positive and be confident about our ability, nothing is impossible. Mr Leung's sharing has inspired me to face challenges in a different and more positive way."Mr George Leung, Adviser, Strategy and Economics, Asia Pacific, HSBC (middle) and our business students
(d) Guest: Hobson Chan Cheung Ki, Theobald Chan Sing Kwok and Harris Tsim Yu
Hon (2007 EMBA alumni)
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Alan Wong Kar Fai (Integrated BBA Year 2) and Stephanie Chua (Integrated BBA Year 3) attended the live broadcast of the RTHK radio program "New Thinking in Management". Arranged by the EMBA program, the episode focused the book entitled "Chaotics: The Business of Managing and Marketing in the Age of Turbulence" (科特勒混沌學：大崩壞之後的爭雄法則). The episode is available at
http://programme.rthk.org.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name= NovaManagement&p=2191(From left, rear row) Hobson Chan Cheung Ki, Theobald Chan Sing Kwok, Harris Tsim Yu Hon, Stephanie Chua and Alan Wong Kar Fai. Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan is pictured leftmost in the front row.
(e) Guest: Dr Laurent Jacob, CMO, LAAAF (Asia) Inc. and Mr Toney Lam, CEO,
LAAAF (Asia) Inc.
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pang Kin Chung (Integrated BBA Year 4) and William Chan Wing Nin (Integrated BBA Year 3) attended the live broadcast of the RTHK radio program "New Thinking in Management" which was arranged by the EMBA program. The title of this episode was "How to Fight Against Premature Ageing". The episode is available at
http://programme.rthk.org.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name= NovaManagement&p=2191From left: Chan Wing Nin; Dr Laurent Jacob, CMO, LAAAF (Asia) Inc.; Mr Toney Lam, CEO, LAAAF (Asia) Inc.; Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan; Dr Denny Tang; Pang Kin Chung
Following is Pang Kin Chung's reflection:
"I am honored to be invited to the live broadcast 'New Thinking Management' hosted by Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan and Dr Denny Tang. During the live broadcast, we were not passive audience members. We analyzed the answers from the listeners across Hong Kong and listed them systematically so that the hosts can decide which one was the best response.
Apart from gaining exposure to live radio broadcasting, I was impressed that Dr Tang used a completely different perspective to look at health care. He used a sociological perspective to elicit the root cause and problem of the medical establishment; it was not related to any technological or medical advancement, but the distribution of the resources. As 'prevention is better than cure', he reckoned that current societal resources allocated towards disease prevention was way too low. Being a doctor, he said it was important to stop the people from 'falling into the river' in the first place, rather than to 'rescue them from the river' after they have fallen in. More important, as I have taken some sociology courses, this provoked me to further think about the distribution of resources in society and how the use of these resources across different areas can be optimized.”
(f) Guest: Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Polly Chan Pui Yee (Hotel and Tourism Management Year 3) and Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan met Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board on 11 February. Also present at the meeting were Mrs Daisy Lam, Deputy Executive Director of HKTB and Mr Chris Fung, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Research of HKTB. Polly shares her reflections after the meeting:
"With one of its aims to promote Hong Kong as “THE” destination for tourists, board members of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), who represent a broad cross-section of the tourism industry, meet regularly to discuss the latest circumstances and give out innovative solutions. Recently, Prof. Chan was invited to be the facilitator of the HKTB board members brainstorming session. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to sit in on this meeting between Prof. Chan, Mr Anthony Lau and his other HKTB colleagues.
Seemingly the agenda of the meeting was simple, yet it involved high levels of analytical and organizing skills which we might not have expected. I was inspired by their discussion and was able to observe how talented individuals generate well thought out solutions. During the one hour meeting, Prof. Chan proactively suggested ways for grouping attendees of another event in order to generate the greatest impact. His approach was to identify the target and use the most efficient solutions, which was also his theory in successful business strategy. Each of his suggestions was supported with good reasons which revealed his deep thought and his rich experience as an organizer. Together with Mr Lau's professional analysis on Hong Kong's tourism industry, they efficiently came up with a number of productive solutions. From this discussion, it became clear to me why efficiency and effectiveness is valued by top executives in the business world."From left: Mrs Daisy Lam, Deputy Executive Director, HKTB; Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director, HKTB; Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan; Mr Chris Fung, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Research, HKTB; Polly Chan
(g) Guest: Mr Franky Wong, Chairman, DYM International Sports Development Co.,
Ltd. (1991 BBA alumnus)
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Kiana Shek Lok Kei (Integrated BBA Year 3) joined Prof. Chan in meeting with Mr Franky Wong, Chairman, DYM International Sports Development Co., Ltd. Below are Kiana's thoughts after the meeting:
"It is indeed my great pleasure to dine with Prof. Chan and Mr Franky Wong. I am honored that the both of them were willing to discuss in-depth my own principles after being taught about the values in life. They are both energetic enough to be passionate about their current jobs, showing genuine enthusiasm. Knowledge and values are what Prof. Chan emphasizes and we cannot miss any of them. Taking reference to a theory of Mr Peter Drucker, a highly regarded and influential management thinker on "Left-Right Circles", Prof. Chan taught us how to consider the needs of the customer and stakeholders, as well as to keep abreast of changes in the environment and circumstances overall. What we should do is to always sharpen our edge to build on our virtues and our integrity.
Mr Wong pointed out that meditation is valuable because of how it can help us control our emotional reactions to events and is a basic ability that all of us possess. It is a skill which we should always feel free to use as necessary throughout our daily lives. Mr Wong notes 'you never know what will happen next, but you can take control on the spot and be more focused in the moment. Everyone makes mistakes, but we should endeavor not to make the same mistake twice.' Sharing with us his personal experience, it is extraordinary that he has such extensive exposure to so many different business fields, particularly investment banking, property and consumer products. His comments have opened my mind to accept what may come in life. After all, I am encouraged to concentrate on each moment that I am living out now and devote my wholehearted effort and energy into that moment. While all happenings are learning opportunities to improve oneself, it is vital to proceed without hesitation and regret. This is the most insightful message that I took away from this meeting which makes the coming holiday so much more meaningful!"From left: Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan; Kiana Shek; Mr Franky Wong, Chairman, DYM International Sports Development Co., Ltd.
(h) Guest: Mr Davis Man, Director, Man Communications Limited
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
Four Integrated BBA students with a concentration in Marketing were invited to join Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan in a meeting with Mr Davis Man, Director, Man Communications Limited. The students concerned were Chan Ho Yan and Chan Wing Yi Teresa (both Integrated BBA Year 3), Leung Hoi Yan (BBA-JD Year 3) and Leung Yuk Ying (Integrated BBA, Year 1). Mr Man shared his insightful professional views on the role of public relations in marketing and the landscape of the public relations industry in Hong Kong. He also gave guidance and advice to the students on how to get an employment offer from one of the public relations agencies. After the meeting, Prof. Chan hosted a dinner for Mr Man in appreciation of his valuable advice. Present at the dinner was Mr Man, Prof. Chan, Dr Susanna Kwok of the Department of Marketing and Daisy Wan Ching Lam (Integrated BBA Year 3). Following are some thoughts from Daisy concerning what was discussed over dinner:
"As a business student, it is quite important to learn the practical skills of business. As a renowned public relations practitioner, Mr Man indeed shared a great deal of his precious working experience and included many tips on how to be successful in this industry. However, I am truly amazed to find out that his knowledge extends to many other fields as well. He reads extensively and he is familiar with all the news, stories and the doings of business people in the market. He also enlightened me to a lot of specific soft skills I would need for the industry I am interested in, banking and finance. Interestingly Mr Man said that he started his career in the banking industry and advised me to read 'The Deer and the Cauldron (鹿鼎記)' to understand more about the wealth management industry and '胡雪巖' to become familiar with the mindsets of Chinese businessmen. I also asked him how a fresh graduate can distinguish himself or herself from other colleagues in the company. He replied 'first, do not do anything, instead observe others and learn. Second, do not present a problem to your boss, but a solution.' In conclusion, the meeting benefited me greatly and the recommendations I was given today will certainly help me in my future career."
- Column in Headline Daily
Two articles featuring Mr Ko Tin Lung, a well-known cultural ambassador in Hong Kong, was interviewed by Mr Jeffrey Hui, an alumnus of our Integrated BBA program. The summary of the interview was published in a series of two articles in our column "商識滿天下" in the Headline Daily on 12 February and 19 February. The relevant news clippings can be found at
IV. Academic-related Activities
- Information Sessions for Integrated BBA Students on Concentration Area Selection 2010
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, February 24 and 25, 2010
The Information Sessions were held to assist business students when deciding which concentration area to select when they progress to the upper class years. The students attending the information session included Year 1 Integrated BBA major students, some Year 2 Integrated BBA major students who had yet to declare their concentration area(s) and some Mainland (BUF) students admitted in the academic year 2009-2010. We express our gratitude to the following teaching staff who introduced the major features of the different concentration areas available under the program. These colleagues are named in the order of the presentation that each made respectively:
- Prof. Lau Kin Nam (for Quantitative Marketing)
- Dr Victor Lau (for Management of International Business)
- Mr Jimmy Chiu (for Human Resource Management)
- Prof. Samuel Chan (for Management of Information System)
- Prof. W.M. Fong (for Financial Engineering, Insurance and Risk Management, and General Finance)
- Prof. Stella So (for Marketing)
- Prof. Li Hongyi (for Business Economics)
- Prof. Jeff Yeung (for Supply Chain and Logistics Management)
- Dr Chow Lap Kei, (for General Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics)
- Visits by Hebei University, Jinan University and South China University of Technology
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 (for Hebei University and Jinan University) and
Thursday, January 28, 2010 (for South China University of Technology)
On 26 January, a meeting was held with representatives from Hebei University and Jinan University, while on 28 January, a reception was extended to a delegation from the South China University of Technology led by Prof. Liu Shanshi (Associate Dean of School of Business Administration). Prof. Cheung Waiman (Chairman of Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics) represented the Faculty and joined colleagues from the Undergraduate Office in an exchange of views regarding the development of undergraduate business programmes as well as out-of-classroom experiential learning opportunities for the business students.From left: Mr C.T. Yu, Anthony Chan & Co., CPA; Prof. Huiliang Yang from Hebei University; Prof. T.J. Wong, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration of CUHK, Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan, Associate Dean (Ug. Studies), Faculty of Business Administration of CUHK; Prof. Xiaowen Kong of Jinan University; Mr Anthony Chan, Founder and Chairman, Anthony Chan & Co., CPA.Prof. Cheung Waiman, Chairman of Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics (2nd right, front row), Prof. Liu Shanshi, Associate Dean of School of Business Administration, South China University of Technology (middle, front row), UGO colleague and representatives of South China University of Technology.
V. Outreach Activities
- Admission Talk
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010
An admission talk was held to students of Valtorta College to enhance their understanding of CUHK Business School and its undergraduate programmes. Dr Glos Ho, Associate Director, Integrated BBA Program, was the speaker introducing our business programmes to these students.
- Appreciations to Student Volunteers in Orientation Day 2009 and Other Student Activities
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
To express our appreciation to those students who volunteered to be student ambassadors during the Orientation Day and who were student helpers at other student activities including the Faculty Inauguration for Freshmen, Academic Cup and Undergraduate Mentorship Kick-off Gathering and others, UGO organized a thank-you gathering on 26 January. Prof. T.J. Wong was invited to make some comments at this event.Prof. T. J. Wong, Dean of Faculty of Business Administration (2nd right, front row), Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) (middle, front row), Dr Victor Lau, Associate Director (1st left, front row), UGO colleagues and students
VI. News on UGO Members
- HKMA Chinese Executives Club's Seminar
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010
Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan was invited to attend the HKMA Chinese Executives Club's Seminar. Also present at the function were Kinki So Sze Wing and Rachel Leung Sui Ki (both Integrated BBA Year 2).
Kinki reflects after the seminar, "First, I would like to thank UGO for providing me with this valuable opportunity to attend the HKMA Chinese Executives Club's Seminar. After attending the seminar and sharing some ideas with experts on global and local economies who spoke at this seminar, I had a more in-depth understanding about the future development of the Hong Kong economy as the power of mainland China rises. The potential growth of the Pearl River Delta is something so large that we, university students now but also as some of Hong Kong's future leaders, should not ignore but rather treasure as one of the golden opportunities for Hong Kong’s further economic development. I was quite impressed by the question raised by Prof. Chan about the role of different parties in the future, because I had not previously considered the impact by these parties on this process and the sense of Hong Kongers as belonging to our country China. Indeed, the integration of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta is inevitable and we should prepare ourselves thoroughly for the myriad opportunities and challenges this integration will bring."
- Kowloon Central Cluster Convention
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Kowloon Central Cluster Convention which was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The theme of the Convention was "Managing Priority with Precision".From left: Dr Wong Kam Hung, Consultant, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Chairman, Kowloon Central Cluster Convention and Prof. Andrew C.F. Chan
VII. Achievement of Alumni
- Entrepreneur of the Year 2009
Mr Bankee P. Kwan (1984 BBA alumnus), Chairman & CEO Celestial Asia Securities Holdings Limited (CASH Group), was awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year 2009" at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Hong Kong event organized by Enterprise Asia. Mr Kwan was a graduate of the Integrated BBA program in 1984. These prestigious APEA awards are world-class awards recognizing and honoring business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses within the region. In addition, they also aim to connect leading entrepreneurs across the region to spur greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. Details can be found at http://www.enterpriseasia.org/apea/hk/past-winners.php.Mr. Bankee P. Kwan (middle) at the Award Presentation
VIII. Heart-to-Heart Talks
- Heart-to-Heart Talks
A number of Heart-to-Heart Talks are planned for March and April. Prominent figures from various business sectors have been invited to share their business strategies, management philosophies and valuable experience. Come and gain from the knowledge and experience that these esteemed leaders will be offering.
Date Speaker Time (tentative) March 5 Mr. Chan Yue Kwong, Michael
Chairman, Café De Coral
7:00pm – 8:15pm March 9 Mr Clarence Chung (鍾志偉),
General Manager, Pfizer
7:00pm – 8:15pm April 13 Prof. Philip N.L. Chen (陳南祿),
Chairman, John Swire & Sons (China) Ltd
7:00pm – 8:15pm April 20 Prof. Paul Chow (周文耀),
Former Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd
7:00pm – 8:15pm