World Class Faculty

Leading for Success 10-day Consortium Program

Develop business leaders and entrepreneurs for continued success

Prominent HKUST scholars and overseas faculty who are experienced in executive teaching have been selected to participate in planning and teaching of the program. They are subject experts in their respective areas and consultants to various companies. They are most knowledgeable on the issues facing business executives in the dynamic and challenging business environment.

Professor Chris Doran

MBA, INSEAD
Academic Director, Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program

Professor Doran has over 20 years of experience in crafting and executing strategy in three major multinationals. He has run the strategy department for three major multinationals. Formerly, he has been Strategy Director for A.S.Watson (the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa), Lend Lease (one of Australia's largest Real Estate companies) and UDV (the US$2 billion operating profit drinks division of Diageo plc). As well as running the strategic planning processes, his responsibilities have included M&A, corporate development and new ventures. He got his grounding in strategy as a manager at McKinsey & Co, the world's leading management consultancy. He was based in the London and Delhi Offices.

Professor Doran is also a Professor at the HKUST, teaching the core strategy course as well as electives in M&A and Consulting to the MBA students. He also consults with companies as CEO Asia for the Strategic Thinking Group, an international Group of leading strategy practitioners who assist Chief Executive Officers of organizations around the world to craft, execute and sustain their strategic direction.


Professor Jean Vanhoegaerden

Master Organizational Psychology
Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School

Professor Vanhoegaerden specializes in Cross Cultural Management, Globalization, Leadership and Organizational Change. He is member of the faculty of Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. He has consulted to numerous firms in Europe, and has taught executive courses in North America, Europe, Singapore, Australia and the Middle and Far East.

Professor Vanhoegaerden speaks regular at in-company conferences. He also teaches at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Raleigh Durham, NC, USA. His interests are linking the strategic aspects to the ‘softer areas’ in business. His research focuses on integrating strategy and leadership in an international context.


Professor Joseph Salvacruz

PhD, University of Kentucky
Department of Marketing, HKUST Business School

Professor Salvacruz has extensive teaching experience in MBA, EMBA and Executive Education and has won a number of teaching and professional awards. He has been a consultant, business adviser and executive training facilitator of various firms in the US, Philippines, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.

His research focuses on strategic marketing with particular emphasis on modeling strategic activities and on food marketing issues. Professor Salvacruz is a frequent contributor to academic conferences and journals and he has reviewed for several academic journals. In addition to teaching, research, and consulting, Professor Salvacruz has been actively involved with the management of restaurant and catering business, and a food trading company in the Philippines.


Professor Stephen Nason

PhD, University of Southern California
Department of Management, HKUST Business School

Professor Nason has been a full-time Professor in HKUST since 1995, where he has taught negotiations at MBA and Executive MBA levels for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience teaching, consulting, and conducting research in the US, Hong Kong, and Mainland PRC.

Professor Nason's research interests focus on negotiation, international management & culture, international HRM, organizational learning & organizational culture. His publications have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology and Journal of Management. He is one of the authors of the book: Organizational Learning Capability: Generating and Generalizing Ideas with Impact (New York: Oxford University Press).