Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, People's Republic of China

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Short Biography

DR. XIANG BING is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

He has served as an independent board member of a number of companies (including three Fortune Global 500 companies) listed in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Brazil, a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei School of Business in Korea, a member of the Advisory Council for the Royal Academy of Management (RAM) in Oman, a member of the Advisory Board of Asia House in London, and a Counselor for One Young World Summit in Dublin. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for United Way Worldwide (US) from 2011-2017.

Dr. Xiang’s research interests include the reform of state-owned enterprises, innovation and the role of the private sector in China, and economic disruptions. He is a leading authority on China business, innovations in China, globalization of Chinese companies, China’s development models, global implications of China’s transformation, social innovation, economic disruptions, China-US relations, global trade and investment system and global governance. His writings and research on these subjects are considered among the most influential in China and beyond.

Dr. Xiang has served as keynote speaker at influential forums and conferences around the world including SCMP China Conference on US-China Relations (closing keynote; 2019, New York City), Harvard China Forum (opening and closing keynotes; 2017, 2018 and 2019, Cambridge), FT Banking Summit (closing keynote; 2017, London) and CKGSB-Brookings US-China Forum (opening keynote; 2016, New York City), etc. He has spoken at prestigious events such as Asian Leadership Conference (2020 & 2022, Seoul), FutureChina Global Forum (2021, Singapore), World Knowledge Forum (2021 & 2022, Seoul), Bo’ao Forum for Asia (2012, 2013 & 2018, Bo’ao, China; & 2020, webinar), and World Chinese Economic Summit (2016, Melaka, Malaysia; 2017, Hong Kong; 2019, Macao; 2020, webinar; & 2021, webinar).

He has participated in prominent closed-door conferences/forums, including Rome Roundtable (2017, Rome; 2018, Rome; 2019, London & Paris; 2020, webinar; 2022, Rome & Assisi), Ditchley Foundation Annual Forum (2010, 2012, 2018 & 2021, the U.K.; as First Co-Chairman for 2018) and Yale CEO Summit (2016, New York City). He was also an invited speaker for Bank Indonesia (keynote; 2020, webinar), Pheu Thai Party in Thailand (special talk; 2019, Bangkok), Foreign Policy Association (lunch keynote; 2018, New York City), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (lunch keynote; 2018, Washington D.C.).