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MBA Advisory Board

MBA Advisory Board Members
MBA Advisory Board Members

The MBA Advisory Board offers advice, from time to time, for the further development of our full-time and part-time MBA programmes. The Board is comprised of internal (faculty members) and external advisors. Below is a list of our external members:

MBA Advisory Board Members

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Mr. Walter Cheung
Managing Director  
Walter Cheung Communications Ltd

Walter Cheung was Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank from May 2019 to May 2020 after serving as the founding Head of Communications and Corporate Sustainability and a Member of the Executive Committee at Hang Seng for 25 years. His communication and management achievements have been recognised with more than 100 Hong Kong, mainland China and international awards, including Public Relations Professional of the Year by PRWeek; Gold Quill Awards from the International Public Relations Association; Best Investor Relations by a HK Company (Large Cap) Awards from IR Magazine; and Environmental Excellence Award in the Asian CSR Awards.

Mr Cheung is a Director of the China International Public Relations Association; and a Member of the Public Relations Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

His past appointments include Chairman of Hong Kong Baptist University's (HKBU) School of Communication Advisory Committee; Chairman of The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Journalism & Communication Alumni Associations; and Member of HKBU's School of Business Advisory Committee. He was previously Senior Marketing Manager at TVB International and Head of Marketing Communications for Asia at a Fortune 100 hi-tech company. Mr Cheung began his career as a reporter with the South China Morning Post, where he rose to the second-most senior position for local news in Hong Kong.

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Dr. Allen Fung
Executive Director
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Allen Fung is an Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, and is the chief executive officer of its non-property portfolio investments. He is also a non-executive director of SmarTone Holdings, SUNeVision Holdings and Transport International Holdings. Before Sun Hung Kai, Allen was a director at McKinsey and Company and its managing partner for Hong Kong for 7 years.

Allen received his undergraduate degree at Oxford and a PhD in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard. He was a visiting assistant professor of history at Brown University. Allen is active in community affairs. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Society for Protection of Children. He is also a council member of both the Hong Kong Management Association and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, as well a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

HKU MBA Advisorry
Mr. Trent Hagland
BBus (QUT), Post GradDip Appl Fin, Post GradDip Appl Econ (UQ), MFM (UQ), CFA, MIR (Syd), FAICD, SF Fin

Trent lectures MBA students at the University of Hong Kong as a Visiting Associate Professor and is a member of the HKU MBA Advisory Board. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney. Trent is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney in the Department of Government and International Relations.

Prior to his current roles, Trent worked for over 25 years in the Financial Services industry across retail banking, portfolio management and investment banking. Trent served as the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Asia for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (Hong Kong), where he was responsible for operations in Capital Markets, Equities, Rates Trading and Sales, Credit Trading and Sales, and Structured Products, in addition to all control-related and support functions. Trent served on the Board of Directors of both the MUFG Securities Hong Kong and MUFG Securities Singapore entities.

Prior to working with MUFG, Trent worked for Merrill Lynch for 12 years across Sydney, New York and London, in Credit and Fixed Income Trading. Before this, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at the Queensland Treasury Corporation and in retail banking at Metway Bank (now Suncorp Bank).

Trent is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He was previously a Board Member of the Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association as well as a member of the HK SFC Academic Accreditation and Advisory Committee.

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Mrs. Amy Lo
Country Head & Chief Executive 
UBS Hong Kong

Amy Lo is the CEO of UBS Wealth Management Hong Kong and Chief Executive of UBS Hong Kong Branch. She has been appointed Group Managing Director at UBS since July 2013.

Based in Hong Kong, Amy is responsible for leading and managing UBS' wealth Management business in the Greater China region. In her capacity as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch, she is also responsible for the strategy development, regulatory interface, and UBS activities in Hong Kong.

Since joining the bank in 1995, Amy has held a number of senior management positions including Deputy CEO of Wealth Management Hong Kong; Regional Market Manager of Hong Kong; Country Team Head of Hong Kong; Chief of Staff and Deputy Booking Centre Head of Hong Kong. Before taking on her current role, she was the regional Head of Ultra-High Net Worth and Head of Global Family Office for Asia Pacific.

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Ms. Edith Shih
Head Group General Counsel and Company Secretary 
CK Hutchison Holdings Limited

Edith Shih heads a team of over 270 legal counsels and 50 corporate secretarial executives, stationed in 60 offices in 23 countries, overseeing legal, regulatory, compliance, and corporate secretarial affairs of the Hutchison Group.  She is qualified to practise law in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Victoria, Australia. Edith is currently President of Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Chairman of its Company Secretaries Panel, a Convenor and Member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Review Council, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association. She was a Member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform.

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Mr. Stanley Emmett Thomas
Partner, Head of Asia
Advantage Partners (H.K.) Limited

Emmett joined Advantage Partners in 2007 to lead the firm's activities in Asia ex-Japan. Advantage Partners is one of the leading Private Equity firms in North Asia, having invested over US$2.0 billion in more than 40 companies over the last 15 years. Emmett has led several investments for Advantage Partners, in a variety of industries media, telecom, and business services. In addition, he oversees Advantage Partner's portfolio company activities in Asia ex-Japan.

Emmett started his career in Tokyo at TSE-listed SMC Corporation, the factory automation manufacturer. After graduation from business school, he spent 19 years at the Monitor Group, the global strategy consulting firm, working in the Cambridge, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices. For the last 10 years, he served as President of Asia. He has led more than 200 consulting engagements, across a wide variety of sectors. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A in Economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has resided in Asia for more than 20 years.

MBA Advisory Board

The MBA Advisory Board offers advice, from time to time, for the further development of our full-time and part-time MBA programmes. The Board is comprised of internal (faculty members) and external advisors. Below is a list of our external members:

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