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Celebrating 20 years of Ivey in Asia

Oct 11, 2018

Ivey Asia 20th anniversary celebration

Attendees of the disruption roundtable on September 27 at Ivey’s Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute celebrated Ivey Asia’s 20th anniversary after the session. See names below.

Photo courtesy of Ivey Asia

It seems fitting that Ivey Asia celebrated its 20th anniversary on September 27 with a roundtable session on how current and future leaders can weather disruption.

After all, Ivey Asia itself is an example of the School’s forward-thinking.

When Ivey opened its Hong Kong facility, the Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, in 1998 it was the first North American business school to establish a campus in China. That move set the stage for increasing engagement in Asia on a number of levels.

Here are some recent highlights:

And Ivey Asia continues to expand its Executive Education business, including Big Data and Analytics programs in Hong Kong and China, and custom programs delivered globally in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

“In September 2018, Ivey Business School proudly celebrated its 20th anniversary in Asia. Throughout its 20-year presence, Ivey has captured growth opportunities, built deep and broad networks, and developed many leaders in the region,” said Professor Chris Chan, Associate Dean, Asia. “Ivey continues its commitment to be globally relevant and recognized as a world-class creator of knowledge and leaders that contribute to businesses and societies.”

Ivey’s history in China traces back more than 30 years. It began with The China Project in 1984, a partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing to teach Ivey’s Case-Method Learning to Chinese faculty and students. It was solidified with the official opening of the Hong Kong campus on September 21, 1998.

In 2014, Ivey won its second Gold Education Excellence Award from the Canada China Business Council for its achievements in expanding Canada’s relationship with China through education, research, alumni relations, and student and faculty exchanges. It also won the inaugural award in 2012.

Over the years, Ivey has developed 546 leaders in Asia through its Hong Kong EMBA Program.

Read more on Ivey Asia’s history.

Photo, left to right: Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership; Francis Mok, Group Human Resources Director, Hutchison Ports; Patricia Lau, EMBA ’05, Deputy Commissioner, Efficiency Office, HKSAR Government; Benson Pau, EMBA ’04, Founder and CEO, Wings Trading (HK) Company Limited/Chairman, The Hong Kong Exporters' Association; Zhongze Wang, EMBA ’02, Chief Financial Officer, Bank of China International; Professor Chris Chan, Associate Dean (Asia), Ivey Business School; Lisa Butler, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, Manulife International; Michele Anderson, Vice Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macau; Andrew Au, HBA ’84, Head of Global Banking for Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank; and Robin Hibberd, HBA ’83, MBA ’87, Chief Operating Officer, Ginseng Capital Advisors Ltd.

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