Forum Experts 2018
Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Dr. Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first privately-funded and faculty-governed business school with headquarters in Beijing, teaching sites in Shanghai and Shenzhen and representative offices in Hong Kong, London, and New York.
Dr. Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr. Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr. Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Xiang’s research interests include state and business relations, reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China. He is a leading authority on Chinese business, innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies and global implications of China’s transformation. Dean Xiang is also a key advocator of ‘New Business Civilization’. His writings and cases on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China.
He has been an independent board member of a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US (including two Global Fortune 500 companies). He is also a member of boards of trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) and Asia House (UK), as well as a member of International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin.
Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker or panelist at influential forums and conferences in China and around the world. Recent speaking engagements have included forums held by World Economic Forum, Fortune Global Forum, Boao Forum for Asia, The Economist, Financial Times, Asia Society, Committee of 100 (US), Deutsche Bank, The Conference Board, Yale CEO Summit, Harvard Kennedy School, Global Pension Forum, Asia House (UK), Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (Russia) and APEC Global Innovator Conference. He has offered commentary for Financial Times, New York Times, Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, Sunday Times, CCTV (China), Phoenix TV, El Mundo, El Pais and L’Agence France-Presse (AFP), among other global media.
He has worked with many leading companies to offer consulting and training in China and globally. These companies include China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei Technologies, TCL, Midea, Petro China, CNOOC, Ernst & Young, IBM (China), GE (China), Siemens (China), Goldman Sachs (Asia), Clifford Chance, Cummins, DFS, Lenovo, Bank of China and China Railway Construction Corporation, among others.
Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.