Career Services invites seasoned professionals from different industries and backgrounds to become mentors to our MBA students. The Mentorship Programme usually lasts for six months during which mentors and mentees meet as often as possible, depending on their schedules.
VEL MAYOORAN (MENTOR)
Senior Vice President, Regional head of Technology, Asia Pacific
Enterprise Information Technology
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The HKU MBA Mentorship Programme has been an effective and well-run programme that has focused on creating a balanced and pragmatic approach to making connections with the real world outside the academic environment for students who have had past exposure to the corporate world, but strive to develop greater awareness and appreciation of the commercial and corporate landscape in Hong Kong. The programme , whilst being flexible enough to allow the mentor/mentee partnership to evolve and mature at a pace suitable for their specific needs and circumstances, caters extremely well for the various industries and sectors where Hong Kong plays a leading role in the region. The programme has attracted a wealth of mentors who have in-depth knowledge and experience in their own field of expertise whilst having a real passion for serving the community and investing their time and effort on future leaders of our society.
The opportunity I have had with the HKU MBA facility over the past year has been gratifying and has allowed me to share my experience, passion and personal values with a set of highly talented individuals as well as groups of students. The breadth of talent, the eagerness to learn and develop and the dedication to the programme shown by the MBA students have been admirable, and I have been particularly impressed by their social and professional skills which include team work, communication and collaboration.
I have no doubt that the MBA programme, with the aid of the mentorship, is designed to identify and develop future leaders of our society. I look forward to continuing to support the programme in future years.
I have had the pleasure of mentoring an HKU MBA student every year for the last few years. The students have consistently shown passion in the area that they wish to develop after the MBA. Hence, each meeting becomes a constructive discussion between the mentee and the mentor, where we both learn from each other. The HKU MBA is a wonderful experience and I congratulate the Career Development Office for this mentorship initiative!
GREGOIRE DECHY (MENTOR)
Chief Operating Officer
SAIF Partners Group