International Advisory Board Meeting 2018




On the morning of Nov. 17, 2018, the Lingnan (University) College International Advisory Board held its annual meeting in Shenzhen. The Lingnan International Advisory Board was established in 2012 under the lead of Prof. Liu Mingkang, Honorary Dean of Lingnan College, and consists of prominent Chinese and international business leaders and academics from top business schools. The Board meets once a year, and 2018 marks its seventh annual meeting.


Group photo


2018 International Advisory Board Meeting



Carl P. Zeithaml, Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia



Carl P. Zeithaml, Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, chaired the meeting.


Prof. Liu Mingkang, Honorary Dean of Lingnan, gave the first presentation entitled “2019 Market Challenges and Opportunities.” He identified five major challenges in the future global market, including the normalization of global interest rates, a strong US dollar against currency crises in emerging markets, US-China trade conflicts and uncertainties, global credit market re-pricing and the return of inflation. However, he also identified opportunities, including more reasonable equity market valuations, an EM asset-class assessment at a decade low, M&A opportunities due to low equity valuations and cash squeezes, non-performing asset trading, management, and restructuring and FinTech. In addition, Prof. Liu discussed the development of Lingnan College and its advisory board. He suggested that the agenda of the annual meeting should include going over work done as follow-up to the preceding board meeting. He also shared his ideas on faculty development. Prof. Liu finished by talking about integrating future technology and forward thinking to the EMBA program, so as to re-position itself, optimize the curriculum and the faculty, and develop a lifelong educational program. He also hoped board members could provide more support to Lingnan faculty and students through further visits to the college.


Speech by Prof. Liu MingKang, Honorary Dean of Lingnan



Prof. Lu Jun, Dean of Lingnan, gave an overview of the college’s development in the past year, highlighting its progress in faculty development, research, publications, teaching, learning and international cooperation. He welcomed insights and suggestions from the international advisory board members and called for their support to bring in more chair professorships, scholarships for Global Three Program students and for other programs, internship and placement opportunities, company visits and guest lectures.


Speech by Prof. Lu Jun, Dean of Lingnan


Mr. Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC Holdings plc


Mr. Koh Beng Seng, Chief Executive Officer, Octagon Advisors (Shanghai) Co Ltd