Industry Faculty

We understand that practical experience is as important as theoretical knowledge when it comes to achieving business success. That’s why we have lined up an impressive Industry Faculty comprised of business veterans from leading global firms across different industries. They offer you a taste of the real-life experience that can be applied to your everyday work, plus tried and tested industry success secrets you won’t get anywhere else. Here are the profiles of a few of our professors:

Professor Highlight

Prof. Cassian Cheung Former President, Walmart China &
Quaker Oats Asia
Prof. Thian Chew Former Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
MBA, Wharton
Course: Private Equity Investing
Prof. Caroline Wang Former Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Information Officer, IBM
Msc, Harvard University
Course: Managerial Communication
Prof. Larry Franklin Former General Manager - Investments & Head Legal Counsel, Hutschison Whampoa
MBA, JD, Stanford University
Courses: Deal Making in China & Asia, Effective Negotiations, Managing a Venture Capital Fund, Business Law
Prof. Roger King Former President & Chief Executive, Sa Sa International Holdings
Course: Family Business
Prof. Chris Doran Former Director of Strategic Planning and Development, A.S. Watsons
Courses: Management Consulting, Applied Merger & Acquisition

I chose to join the HKUST MBA program as a complement to a new professional assignment in China due to its solid curriculum, superior faculty and strong focus on the region. It was only after the first class that a bigger picture was revealed to me: the power of diversity and the importance of other people in one’s transformational journey as an individual within a team of highly skilled leaders with a growth mindset. I'm happy to say that these are my classmates.

Despoina Loannidi Intake 2018 Head of Business Development Food Ingredients Greator China Clariant
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