Fintech Forum for Beijing Alumni

In early December, Business School alumni in Beijing and faculty members attended the “Fintech Forum cum Dean’s Welcome Dinner” at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street. A whole host of speakers took to the stage to share their views on various aspects of fintech, with the highlight being a keynote speech on the theme of “AI and Financial Markets”, delivered by Prof. Michael Zhang of the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics. This was followed by a lively panel discussion, after which attendees took part in a networking dinner. Please click here to view the report and photo album.
Serving up Christmas Spirit at Happy Hour
This month, our ever-popular Happy Hour event drew lots of interest from alumni, with more than 150 participants in attendance. The venue was Pier 7 Café & Bar in Central, and all who were there were treated to stunning harbour views and night-time scenery as they mingled, sampled refreshing drinks, and shared happy memories. What’s more, there were over 100 door prizes and a special lucky draw with more than 50 prizes. Click here for the article and photos of this happy occasion.

Exploring the Impact of Technology on Consumer Behavior

The third seminar of the China Business Knowledge @ CUHK Luncheon Series featured two experts, Prof. Shen Hao from the Department of Marketing and alumnus Mr. Adrian Tam from Octopus Holdings Limited, who shared their insights into how technology is influencing the way we behave as consumers. Both speakers focused on how digital technology in particular is having the most impact, and attendees were given some fascinating case studies, including about the power virtual reality has on our decision-making process. Please read more here.
Advancing the Tech Scene
For El Salvador-native and entrepreneur Gerardo Salandra (MBA 2016), what drew him to study in Asia was the region’s focus on innovation. When he discovered that his home university has strong links with CUHK, he knew he would complete his MBA with us in Hong Kong. Since graduating, Gerardo has worked with some of the biggest names in the tech world, including start-ups and conglomerates, and has founded Rocketbots, one of the leading chatbot start-ups on the AI scene today. Here, he discusses how CUHK helped him achieve his success. Read more here, or click here to view Gerardo’s inspiring video.
Master’s Degree (2016-17) Graduation Ceremony:
Honing the Senses

Overcoming challenges and making a positive impact on the world are, in many ways, one aspect of undertaking postgraduate studies. So when Mr. Albert Ng, Chairman, China and Managing Partner, Greater China, Ernst & Young, addressed this year’s Master’s graduates, their proud friends and families, and faculty members during his keynote speech, he explained the “five senses” we need to empower ourselves on life’s journey. Attendees also heard from Ms. Amanda Xu, a new graduate of the MSc in Finance Program, before taking happy photos of classmates and creating memories set to delight for years to come. Please read more here.
Christmas Comes Early for Underprivileged Kids
CUHK’s MBA Alumni Association helped create a special Christmas for 30 underprivileged children at the Financial Secretary’s official residence on 16 December. With the support of local charitable NGOs, 15 alumni volunteers spread the spirit of love by creating an action-packed day for the children. Financial Secretary Mr. Paul Chan, himself an MBA alumnus, was on-hand to meet the kids as they entered the stunning building. The activities included game booths, a magic show, and a delicious buffet lunch in the garden, as well as an interesting dim sum cooking session. Click here to read more about this meaningful event.
Memorable Moments for PACC Alumni
Back in November, the Professional Accountancy (PACC) Program organized a wonderful alumni gathering at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. During this cosy and relaxing evening, around 60 people gathered to reminisce with one another. Prof. Zhaoyang Gu, Director of the School of Accountancy, delivered the opening remarks before Prof. Jacky Chau gave an insightful speech titled “Accounting x Big Data”, which was followed by an enjoyable dinner. Please view the photos and video of this inspiring evening here on PACC’s Facebook page.
Discover the Latest Issue of CONNECT
This issue features two interesting pieces of research: the first is on how individual auditors affect audit quality, and the second explores the effect of using white space in marketing communications. Given that China has made unprecedented investments in R&D, we also discuss whether the prosperous years of development will translate into technological innovation. Lastly, one of our alumni shares how she has become a successful entrepreneur by remaining humble and sincere. Read CONNECT online or contact our Marketing and Communications Office for a printed copy.
Human Capital, Finance and Management

Overqualification is often perceived as a negative thing. However, a study by Prof. Kenneth Law reveals overqualified employees can make a positive impact in the workplace. Dean Prof. Kalok Chan and other experts urge the Hong Kong Government to act fast in order to catch up with the megatrends of developing green finance markets. Some critics suggested Cathay Pacific Airways should launch a budget airline to survive. However, Mr. Simon Lee thinks otherwise.
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Alumni Volunteers Needed for Elderly Visit (January 2018)
Joint Field Trip to Po Toi Island
The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong "RBC Race for the Kids" Timed Run, Walk & Carnival
Public Forum: 2018新情勢下的香港經濟出路
Are You Driving Your Digital Transformation? Or Is It Driving You? (Introductory Seminar)
Leaderless Digital Transformation – How to Snap Out of It? (1-day Bootcamp)
Job Postings
Start-up Manager (online media) ─ Cointelegraph
Senior Officer, Finance (Hong Kong) ─ BASF
Social Media Strategist ─ A global multi-brand retail group
GM, Strategic Marketing ─ A listed conglomerate in Hong Kong
Alumni Privileges
Look smart with 20% off tailor-made business suits, shirts and skirts at Customize Tailor Culture Collection
Don't miss the “Buy-one-get-one-free” offer for booking New Year’s Eve and New Year Festive Dinner Buffet at Cafe by the Park
Pay just HK$280 for a free oral check-up with a scale and polish, plus a range of dental service privileges, offered by Pro-Dental Limited
Take advantage of the special discount in ordering your T-shirts tailor-made with your selected digital photos at One Personalization
and more...
20171206 CUHK Business School Festive Happy Hour
20171209 Alumni Reunion Gathering in Beijing — Fintech Forum cum Dean’s Welcome Dinner
83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees (Highlight version)
Messages from Our Alumni ─ Gerardo Salandra (MBA 2016)

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