BEIJING, August 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), China's first independent not-for-profit postgraduate business school, will be celebrating the launch of its London-based European operations on Tuesday 6 September. CKGSB is the first Chinese business school to open a branch in London.
Founding Dean, Professor Xiang Bing, says, "We are reaching out globally to offer senior Western executives the unique insight generated by our China-based, world-class faculty into the economic and business issues in China and the rest of East Asia. At the same time, we are forging partnerships with European business schools to help our Chinese students gain experience of Western management."
At the London opening ceremony, speakers will include the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, and Lord Green, UK Trade and Investment Minister. Guests include senior European and Chinese business and academic figures.
CKGSB is a not-for-profit school supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Its faculty of world-class business academics, all experienced in both China and the West, has been attracted from such schools as Wharton, Stanford and Yale to teach and research at the school's three campuses in China.
Graduates of CKGSB have the advantage of joining an unrivalled 4,000-strong alumni network that includes many of China's most eminent business people.
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Notes to editors:
- Founded in 2002 as China's first not-for-profit independent graduate business school, CKGSB offers senior executive students and corporate clients unique insight generated by its China-based, world-class faculty into the economic and business issues in China and the rest of East Asia. The School seeks to act as a bridge between East and West, promoting good trade relations by providing platforms for Asian and Western business people to share experience and understanding, and further developing its research and teaching collaborations with leading UK, European and US universities and business schools.
- CKGSB's recently-formed European Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished business leaders including Sir Victor Blank, UKTI Business Ambassador; Michael Queen, CEO of 3i; Malcolm Sweeting, Senior Partner of Clifford Chance; and Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.
- The Li Ka Shing Foundation was set up by Chinese entrepreneur Li Ka-shing, Chairman of Hong Kong-based multi-national conglomerate Cheung Kong Holdings (from which CKGSB takes its name) and of Hutchison Whampoa.
- Initially CKGSB's London office in St James's Square will be building partnerships with European business schools, and recruiting European executives onto its executive education programmes in China. CKGSB's medium-term ambition is to be the first Chinese business school to offer executive degree programmes in Europe.
SOURCE Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business