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Roger King


Roger KING

Roger King is Founding Director of both the Thompson Center for Business Case Studies and the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His teaching and research interests include family business, entrepreneurship, family office, and corporate and family governance.

Professor King was a former US Naval Officer; member of Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories (USA); Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Orient Overseas (Holdings) Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK); Chairman and Founder of ODS System-Pro Computers Limited; Chairman of Euro-Asia Shipyard Limited; Chairman of Pacific Coffee Limited; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, listed on SEHK; Independent Non-Executive Director of Sincere Watch (Hong Kong) Limited, listed on SEHK; Board Director of Arrow Electronics Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Supervisory Board member of TNT Express, listed on Amsterdam Exchange; President of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Hong Kong and Macau; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia in HKSAR; Standing Committee Member of the Zhejiang Province People’s Political Consultative Conference; and Council member of The Hong Kong Baptist University and HKUST.

Professor King is currently Honorary Court Member of HKUST; member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University (TAU); member of the International Advisory Board of Coller School of Management at TAU; member of the Academic Council of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Chairman of the Case Center Committee, Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools; member of the Advisory Council of the Israel-Asia Center; member of the Ernst & Young Family Business Advisory Council; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Professor King is a graduate of the University of Michigan, BSEE; New York University, MSEE; Harvard Business School, AMP; and HKUST, PhD (Finance).  He is the 2011 recipient of the HKUST Honorary Fellowship and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary societies for electric engineers and business scholars respectively. 


Winnie Peng

Associate Director

Winnie Qian PENG

Professor Winnie Qian Peng is Associate Director of both the Thompson Center for Business Case Studies and the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is Founding and current Committee Member of the Case Center of Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, which includes over 140 business schools in Asia-Pacific region, also the Director of Education for Hong Kong Family Office Association. Her research and teaching interests include family business, family office, family philanthropy, entrepreneurship, private equity and venture capital, etc.

Professor Peng’s research has been published in top journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Family Business Strategy. She writes articles for local and international media such as Hong Kong Economic Journal, China Daily, and Forbes China. She has published various case studies on companies such as Lee Kum Kee, Wanda Group, Sun Hing, Chevalier Group, Pacific Coffee, Harilela Enterprises, Jebsen Group, Cathay Capital, GE Equity Asia, Perception Digital, Cathay Pacific Catering Services, Hongkong International Terminals, Gree Electric, etc.

Professor Peng teaches executive programs on family businesses and entrepreneurship with HKUST. She is also an instructor of the “Private Equity Fundamentals Course” of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association. She has been invited to teach family business for family business owners and senior executives of global financial institutions.

Professor Peng received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Tsinghua University, and her PhD degree in Finance from HKUST. She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Education program “Private Equity and Venture Capital”.


Michael Chen

Center Advisor

Michael Shih-ta CHEN

Michael Chen is Advisor of the HKUST Thompson Center for Business Case Studies.

Dr. Chen’s current roles include serving as: Research Scholar of the Bank Indonesia Institute; Senior Advisor of the Case Center at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management; Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit and Nomination Committees of Value Partners Group; Investment Committee Member of the Croucher Foundation; Emeritus Member of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board; and Member of the Global Advisory and Editorial Boards of the Global Jesuit Case Series.

His previous experiences included leadership positions as: Executive Director of Harvard Business School’s Asia-Pacific Research Center; Head of Risk Management at the Private Sector Operations Department of the Asian Development Bank; Executive Director of Private Banking at Union Bank of Switzerland; Head of International Private Banking at Standard Chartered Bank; Regional Director of Private Banking of the NatWest Bank Group; Investment Bank Risk Manager, Head of Manufacturing Division and Chief Economist at Citibank - Hong Kong; and Divisional Planning Officer and Chief of Staff of Citibank’s Head of the Global Investment Management Group in New York.

He received his PhD in Economics at Cornell, MBA at Harvard, and BA from the University of California in Berkeley.


Tracy Wan Assistant Manager

Tracy Wing-sze WAN


Tracy Wan is Assistant Manager of both the Thompson Center for Business Case Studies and the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  She has been serving for the tertiary education sector in various roles for years.  Ms Wan  renders administrative support to both Centers, including their operations, educational events and programs.