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Yang Lan

Yang Lan

A leading broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur, Ms. Yang, holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and is the cofounder and Chairperson of the Sun Media Group.

Wang She

Wang Shi

Wang Shi is the Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Since Wang founded and led Vanke in 1984, he profoundly shaped Vanke’s corporate visions, ethics and management strategies.

Bio

Under his leadership, Vanke has grown quickly into China’s largest home developer, as well as a pioneer in green home construction. In 2004, he co-founded the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China’s largest environmental networks involving private sector business leaders. He was elected Chairman of China Entrepreneurs Forum in July 2011.

Mr. Wang reached the peak of Mount Everest from North and South in 2003 and 2010 respectively. He is the 11th person in the world to accomplish “7+2” – reaching the Seven Summits in 2004 and North and South Poles in 2005.

Mr. Wang is a member of the board of World Wildlife Fund US and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability. From 2011-2013, Wang Shi was a visiting fellow at Harvard University specializing in business value and ethics. He is now a visiting fellow at Pembroke College at University of Cambridge studying business value and Judaism.

Xu Shaochun

Xu Shaochun

Born in Yiyang, Hunan Province in 1963, Mr. Xu Shaochun is the founder of the Kingdee International Software Group.

Bio

He graduated from Southeast University (SEU) of China with a degree in Computer Science, and obtained his Master of Accounting degree from the Research Institute of Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, P. R. China and his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Mr Xu Shaochun has devoted much time to working on management theory, methodology and practice. With the support and encouragement of Mr. Cheng Siwei(Vice Chairman of the 9th and the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Management World Forum), he proposed the idea of a “Chinese Management Model”. Together with other experts and pioneers in this field, he established the Board of Directors for the “Chinese Management Model Research”, a social service organization, and launched the “Chinese Management World Forum”, which provides resources for new and innovative management methods that can aid in the transformation and upgrading of Chinese enterprises. Mr. Xu believes that Chinese enterprises must rely on home-grown innovation if they intend to be competitive on the global stage and that only by mastering core technologies and innovating new management techniques, which are original and not simply imitations, can Chinese industries and brands become internationally recognized and respected.

Mr Xu Shaochun is a Member of the Board of Directors of the China SiYuan Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and a Senior Expert awarded the Special Government Allowance by the State Council of China.

Ma Weihua

Ma Weihua

Dr. Ma Weihua currently serves as the chairman of Wing Lung Bank Ltd.

Bio

He is the former executive director, president and CEO of China Merchants Bank, a position he held until he retired in May 2013. He was previously the chairman of the board of directors for CIGNA & CMC life Insurance Company Ltd. and China Merchants Fund Management Co. Ltd.

Dr. Ma was a deputy to the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) and a member of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He is currently a member of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC. Dr Ma holds positions in many organizations, including the vice chairman of China Chamber of International Commerce, the executive deputy chairman of China Enterprise Directors Association, the executive director of China Society for Finance, and the president of Shenzhen Soft Science Development Foundation.

Dr. Ma teaches as an adjunct professor in several top Chinese universities including Peking University and Tsinghua University. Before joining China Merchants Bank, Dr. Ma served in multiple government positions, including deputy director and later deputy secretary general of the Economic Planning Committee of Liao Ning Province, director of the Party Office in CPC Liao Ning Committee and CPC An Hui Committee, deputy director of the General Office of PBOC, deputy director of the Finance and Planning Office of PBOC, as well as governor of PBOC Hainan Branch and chief of SAFE Hainan Branch.

Dr. Ma has received numerous awards and recognitions from established institutions and media at home and abroad. In 2012, he was included in the Excellence 50 List of China’s Listed Companies released by Harvard Business Review, awarded "China's Overseas Investment Annual Figure" by CCTV and ranked in fourth place in "China Influence List" released by Wall Street Journal. He was also named "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 China Awards".

Tang Jie

Tang Jie

Tang Jie is Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, a city at the forefront of China’s market reforms.

Bio

Previously Mr Tang served as former secretary-general for the Shenzhen Municipal Government and deputy director of the Municipal People’s Congress.

With a doctoral degree in economics at Nankai, one of the top universities in China, Dr. Tang was also a Fulbright professor from University of Pennsylvania, and currently teaches as PHD supervisor at Nankai University. He has spent a lot of time studying macroeconomics and applying this knowledge to government’s policymaking and management practices.

Tang Jie is a strong advocate of the Shenzhen Emissions Trading Scheme and has been a key figure in leading the team that designed and implemented the carbon trading system. Recently Shenzhen became the first city in China to start a scheme to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Simon Learmount

Simon Learmount

Dr Learmount is Director of the MBA programmes at the Cambridge Judge Business School, a lecturer in Corporate Governance and Fellow of the Centre for Business Research.

Bio

Previously he was Director of Operations at Saxoncourt, and Director of Sales and Marketing at International Packaging. In 1998 he was awarded a Shimomura Fellowship at the Development Bank of Japan.

Simon’s research interests include the convergence of national systems of corporate governance, human resource management; the Japanese corporate system and notions of corporate ownership

Michael Kitson

Michael Kitson

A Senior Lecturer in international macroeconomics, Michael Kitson is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge and Hub Director of the UK Innovation Research Centre.

Bio

He has provided evidence and advice to the EU; the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation and various regional and local governments.

He is currently advising the Northern Ireland Government about its innovation policy. Michael’s research interests include macroeconomic policy and performance; international trade; regional economics; corporate performance; innovation and the commercialisation of science.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Simon is Director of the Master of Finance programme at Cambridge Judge Business School and a University Lecturer in Finance.

Bio

He spent nine years as an equity analyst at a number of investment banks, including BZW, JPMorgan and Citigroup, where he was involved in several major equity transactions and takeovers and led research teams covering the European and global utilities sectors.

Simon’s research interests include the economics and financing of energy infrastructure, especially nuclear power; the methods of valuation and investment impact of equity research analysts.

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