Supporting Their Alma Mater
Joining this memorable photo are (from left): Dr. Raymond Wong, Co-Director of the GBS Programme ; Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director; Ms. Anita Lai, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Hong Kong Disneyland; Dean Prof. Kalok Chan; Ms. Linda Choy, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at Hong Kong Disneyland; Dr. William Yu, CEO of the World Green Organisation; and Mr. Simon Lee, Co-Director of IBCE programme
At CUHK Business School, we highly value our alumni and they continually show their support in various ways. A great example of this was the Global Business Forum, where distinguished alumni returned to share their insights with students. The forum was held on 2 March at the Cheng Yu Tung Building and was attended by more than 120 Global Business Studies (GBS) and International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) students from all years, including their counterparts from Copenhagen Business School, the Kenan Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of South Carolina.
As a student-led event, the forum has become one of the highlights of the Business School’s event calendar. It is a truly global event, with the majority of students attending flown in from other parts of the world.
This year’s topic, “Innovating a Sustainable Future”, was a timely one. Forward-looking leaders from various industries shared their views on the challenges and opportunities of making a positive social impact. Ms. Linda Choy, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at Hong Kong Disneyland, and Dr. William Yu, CEO of the World Green Organisation, both gave inspiring keynote speeches.
A panel discussion on “Doing Business with Good Deeds” followed, featuring four industry practitioners. Two panellists were GBS graduates: Mr. Arnold Chan, Founder and CEO of Teach For Hong Kong, and Mr. Harry Wong, Deputy Director of Enactus Hong Kong. Arnold shared his vision for helping students from grassroots families, advancing education innovation and the role NGOs can play in Hong Kong’s underprivileged schools. Harry showed how his non-profit student organisation brings students, academics and business partners together to create innovative social solutions that offer sustainable benefits for the community.
Ms. Florence Lai, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Director, was inspired by Arnold and Harry’s discussion. “The contributions our loyal alumni make to the School are invaluable. The way they give back is a true reflection of our brand,” she said.
The event concluded with a dinner at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, where students and faculty members enjoyed a memorable evening of fun, laughter and entertainment.
The panel features two distinguished alumni Mr. Arnold Chan (2nd from left), Founder and CEO of Teach For Hong Kong and Mr. Harry Wong (3rd from left), Deputy Director of Enactus Hong Kong, as well as Mr. Chong Chan Yau (3rd from right), Chairman of Carbon Care Asia Limited and President of Hong Kong Blind Union, and Ms. Vincci Hui (2nd from right), Marketing Manager of New World Development Company Limited
Ms. Florence Lai (far right) joins panellists (from left) alumni Arnold Chan and Harry Wong, as well as Ms. Vincci Hui, for a cheerful photo
More than 120 GBS and ICBE students and faculty members pose happily for a group photo to commemorate the occasion. The majority of students came from overseas partner schools including Copenhagen Business School, Kenan Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of South Carolina.