[eNews] Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Celebrated its 20th Birthday

The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) Program, the best of its kind in the world, celebrated its 20th anniversary over a long weekend in early July.

After a welcome cocktail on Friday, 6 July, a series of celebration activities were held. More than 300 business leaders, faculty and program alumni gathered on 7 July for a special “Leadership in an Age of Disruption” conference at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong. More than a third of those attending had flown in from around the world for the occasion, signifying the high esteem in which the program, and all connected with it, are held.

During the conference, a number of eminent speakers shared their insightful thoughts on the new challenges and opportunities facing today’s generation of leaders. Guest of honor was Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of HKSAR. In her address, Mrs Lam recognized the global reputation of HKUST and the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program and said these wonderful achievements would not have been possible without the great work done by the University Council Chairman, the President, the Dean, and the faculty, both past and present.

A centerpiece of the event was a topical presentation on “Trump Economics and the US-Trade Imbalance”, given by Professor Justin Lin, former Chief Economist of the World Bank and now Director of the Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University. Afterwards, Professor Lin was joined on stage by Dr Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Holdings, and of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Professor K C Chan, Adjunct Professor of HKUST Business School, and former Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR. The trio continued to discuss the same issue and explore the rationale behind the looming trade war between the US and China.

Throughout the day, five distinguished alumni, who were recognized with awards, gave presentations on leadership and new business strategies in a time of accelerating innovation and disruption. Read more

Naming of Donald P. Jacobs Classroom & Graduation Ceremony

In honor of the tremendous contributions made by the late Kellogg Dean Emeritus Donald P. Jacobs to the KH EMBA Program, the School has named a classroom after him. As one of the founders of the KH EMBA Program and also founder of the Kellogg EMBA Global Network, Professor Donald Jacobs was Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 1975 until 2001.

Under his leadership, Kellogg partnered with HKUST to launch the first joint EMBA in Asia in 1998, and the Program rapidly ascended to become the No.1 EMBA program in the world. The named classroom manifests the vision of Dean Jacobs and the long-standing partnership between HKUST and Kellogg. Read more

Meanwhile, a graduation ceremony for the Class of KH20 was held in the same afternoon, where Mr Victor Herrero, CEO of GUESS, and one of the five KH Distinguished Alumni Awardees, made a keynote speak for this meaningful occasion.


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