World Class Faculty

High Potentials Leadership 5-day Consortium Program (2019)

Develop future leaders for success

A strong team of HKUST faculty and practitioners who are experienced in executive teaching are selected to teach in the program. Their excellence in teaching are further demonstrated by the popularity that they received from MBA or MSc and executive education program participants.

Bilian Sullivan

PhD, Stanford University
Associate Professor, Department of Management
HKUST Business School

Professor Sullivan is Associate Professor of Management at HKUST Business School. She has taught at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Her recent executive education experience is with Sichuan Mobile, Pan Ocean and overseas EMBA/MBA groups. She has also been invited as speakers for conferences.

Professor Sullivan's research interests focus on organizational learning and change, organizational and inter-organizational networks, international management and decision making. Her publications have appeared in Organizational Science, International Journal of Strategic Change Management, etc. She is also Member of Editorial Board for Organizational Science and International Journal of Strategic Change Management.

Paula Ho

MA, University of George Washington

Ms Ho has over 30 years of local and global experience in all areas of human resources management, gained from both local and US multinational companies in a wide variety of industries, including Gap Inc., NCR, Chase Manhattan Bank, Levi Strauss, Hutchison Whampoa and MTL Container Terminal. She was the Regional Head of Human Resources at Gap International Sourcing covering 29 offices worldwide with major presence in Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Korea and Turkey.

Since Ms Ho has left Gap and serves as independent consultant since 2005, she has the privilege of working with major companies in a wide range of industries; such as Imperial Tobacco (Asia) Pte Ltd, Danone Group, FWD Life Insurance, Sanof i Asia, Tetrapak, DBS Bank, MTR, Maxim Group, Royal HK Jockey Club, Li & Fung Trading Ltd., Hysan Development Ltd., Swiss Reinsurance Ltd., The Carlyle Group, Bovis Lend Lease (HK) Ltd., Canon Hong Kong Co., Ltd., Yan Tien Container Terminal, Salvation Army, Hong Kong Society for Protection of Children, Asiamedical Specialists, Melco International Development Ltd., Manulife (Intl) Ltd., Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, China Southern Fund Management Co., Ltd. and TNT Express (Hong Kong).

Ms Ho specializes in Human Resource Management and Leadership Development. She received her Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from University of George Washington. She is also an accredited trainer of Interaction Management, Performance Management, Targeted Selection and Process Management by DDI, Think On Your Feet Program, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DISC, coach of Action Learning, etc.

Mitya New

MA, Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Management
HKUST Business School

Professor New is currently or has been a consultant for Deloitte, Zurich Insurance, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), HKUST Business School, Aegon, Ernst & Young, Saudi Aramco, Lenovo, BUPA, Jardines, Pictet, Target, RSA, Goldman Sachs, Baker McKenzie, Skadden, Avis and others in various global locations.

Professor New is an established and experienced consultant to multinational and large regional organizations helping them to improve their leadership capabilities and the performance of their leadership teams. He works with senior leadership at the global and regional level. He worked with research faculty at the HKUST Business School on a proprietary model of team effectiveness. Professor New is particularly interested in the systemic or organizational and behavioral drivers of leadership team interaction and performance as well as the growing importance of emotional intelligence in the corporate environment. He is also a certified executive coach and certified practitioner of Myer Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI), Hogan Inventories, and Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).