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Shanghai 2013

Hundreds of members of the NYU Stern Global Community attended Shanghai 2013: Global Alumni Conference. Read more about the conference below.

About

As the financial capital of China, a hub for the NYU Stern alumni community in Asia, and home to the newest campus in the NYU Global Network University, Shanghai served as an inspiring and dynamic host city for this unique alumni experience. Thank you to the hundreds of alumni who joined us for this exclusive three-day conference.

Host Committee

Alumni Host Committee

Andre J.L. Koo, MBA 1994
Co-Chair
Chairman, Chailease Holding Company Limited
Member of the NYU Stern Board of Overseers
Taipei

Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992
Co-Chair
Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com
Beijing
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Gautam Bhandari, MBA 2001
Former Managing Director and Head of Asia, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
New Delhi

Thor Björgólfsson, BS 1991
Chairman, Novator Partners, LLP
Member of the NYU Stern Dean's Executive Board
Former Co-Chair, London 2011 Global Alumni Conference
London

Dae-Whan Chang, MPhil 1985, PhD 1987
Chairman and Publisher, Maekyung Media Group
Seoul

Nelson Chang, MBA 1976
Vice Chairman, Chia-Hsin Cement Corporation
Taipei

Tony Hsu
Portfolio Manager, Asian Equities
Dalton Investments
Shanghai

Michael Hui, MBA 1999
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, ShangPharma
Shanghai

Peng Jin, BS 1998
Partner, Keytone Ventures
Beijing

Ajai M. Kaul, BS 1982, MBA 1984
Chief Executive Officer, Asia ex-Japan, AllianceBernstein
Singapore

Yoshihisa Kawamura, MBA 1994
Director and Managing Executive Officer, DIC Corporation
Member of the NYU Stern Dean's Executive Board
Tokyo

Judy Lee, BS 1988
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dragonfly Capital
Member of the NYU Stern Dean's Executive Board
New York

Kefei Li, MPhil 2001, PhD 2002
Managing Director, UBS Securities Co. Ltd., Head of China Equity Capital Markets
Beijing

Timothy Moe, MBA 1984
Managing Director, Global Economics, Commodities & Strategy Research, Global Investment Research,
Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
Hong Kong

Frank Pao, MBA 1973
Executive Chairman, BRC International
Hong Kong

Chinwon Park, MBA 1993
Chief Executive Officer and Vice President, Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co., Ltd.
Member of the NYU Stern Dean's Executive Board
Seoul

James B. Rosenwald III, MBA 1984
Managing Partner
Dalton Investments
California

Stefano Russo, MBA 1981
President, Prima Holding
Member of the NYU Stern Dean's Executive Board
Former Co-Chair, London 2011 Global Alumni Conference
London

Stuart Schonberger, MBA 1988
Managing Director, CDH Investments
Beijing

Eugene W. Suh, MBA 1995
Chief Investment Officer, Unitas Capital
Hong Kong

Walter Tong, MBA 1993
Managing Partner, Greater China Tax
Tax & Business Advisory Division, Ernst & Young
Shanghai

Richard Tsai, MBA 1981
Chairman, Taiwan Mobile, Ltd. and Vice Chairman, Fubon Financial Holding Co.
Taipei

Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 20

Opening Reception
Kathleen's Waitan Restaurant and Cocktails, Puxi
6:30 - 9:30 PM

Welcoming Remarks:
  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern
  • William R. Berkley, BS 1966, Vice Chairman, NYU Trustees; Chairman, NYU Stern Board of Overseers; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • Andre J.L. Koo, MBA 1994, Co-Chair, Shanghai 2013 Host Committee; Member, NYU Stern Board of Overseers; Chairman, Chailease Holding Company Limited
  • Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992, Co-Chair, Shanghai 2013 Host Committee; Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com


Friday, June 21
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue

Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern

Keynote Address
9:15 - 9:25 AM
SHEN Xiaoming, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal Government

Break
9:25 AM

Morning Plenary Session: Focus on TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth
9:30 - 10:15 AM
In his new book TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, Peter Henry argues that the common thread among successfully emerging economies is a disciplined, long-term commitment to pragmatic growth, executed with both vigilance and flexibility. Discussing the various development experiences across countries, Dean Henry will address issues of discipline, clarity, and trust in a global economic context.

Featuring: Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern

Break
10:15 AM

In Conversation with ZHU Min
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Featuring: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist ; and ZHU Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Ideas Exchange: China's Economy in Transition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Moderated by: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist

Panelists: QIAO Yide, Vice Chairman & Secretary General, Shanghai Development Research Foundation; and Michael Spence, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern

Luncheon
12:30 - 2:00 PM

Manufacturing in China: Business as a Force for Change?
2:00 - 3:00 PM
The development of the Chinese economy has been accompanied by shifting social expectations of companies and the way in which they do business. Professors Michael Posner and Bruce Buchanan of NYU Stern's Business and Society Program will sit down with industry representatives to discuss the changing dynamics of manufacturing and labor in China.

Moderated by: Raji Jagadeesan, Associate Dean, China Initiatives, NYU Stern

Panelists: Bruce Buchanan, C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics, NYU Stern; Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society, NYU Stern, and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of State; Louis Woo, Chairman, NC-IH Holdings Limited, a member of Foxconn Technology Group; and YIN Guoxin, President, Chenfeng Group

Break
3:00 PM

Innovation, Globalization and Small Data
3 topics, 3 NYU Stern Professors, 30 minutes each
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Featuring: Scott Galloway (Moderator), Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern & CEO, L2; Robert Salomon, MPhil 2000, PhD 2002, Associate Professor of International Management; Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics, NYU Stern; and Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern

Champagne Reception Featuring Moët Hennessy
5:00 - 6:30 PM



Saturday, June 22

Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 AM
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Avenue

NYU Shanghai & the Global Network University
9:00 - 10:45 AM
As the newest portal campus of NYU's innovative Global Network University, NYU Shanghai will offer students a world-class education in this dynamic and increasingly international city. Chancellor YU Lizhong, Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman, and Dean of Business and Engineering Eitan Zemel will discuss this historic milestone in higher education.

Moderated by: Eitan Zemel, W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern

NYU Shanghai: Innovation in Chinese Higher Education, Innovation in Global Higher Education
Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
How Chinese Higher Education Will Change Between Now and 2022
Featuring: Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai; Moderator; CHEN Qun, President, East China Normal University; TONG Shijun, Chairman, University Council, East China Normal University; YU Lizhong, Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
Compare & Contrast: How China and America Differ in Their Approach to Fostering Innovation & Creativity
Ken Miller, Chairman, Advisory Board, NYU Shanghai Program on Innovation & Creativity; Senior Advisor, Teneo Holdings, LLC

How the NYU Shanghai Major Bridges Two Trends
Eitan Zemel, W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern

How the NYU Shanghai Model Attracts People Like Me
CHEN Yuxin, Wenliang Wang Distinguished Global Professor of Business, NYU Shanghai

Break
10:45 AM

Global Financial Stability: How Does China Measure Up?
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYU Stern Professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Engle will present his studies on global market volatility, exploring the factors that influence financial risk and stability. A panel of leading experts will then join him for a discussion of the future of banking and finance in China.

Featuring: Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services and Director, The Volatility Institute, NYU Stern; HUANG Yiping, National School of Development, Peking University; Former Chief Economist, Emerging Asia, Barclays Capital; and Former Chief Asia Economist, Citigroup; Timothy Moe, MBA 1984, Managing Director, Global Economics, Commodities, & Strategy Research, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

Luncheon
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Transfer to Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Attendees will be escorted on a walk across the street. Shuttle service will also be available.

Educational Innovation at NYU Stern and Beyond
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Adam Brandenburger, J.P. Valles Professor of Business Economics and Strategy; Vice Dean for Graduate Education, NYU Stern

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Roundtable
2:30 - 3:15 PM

Moderated by: Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern

Featuring: James Liang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ctrip.com; and YANG Chen, Founder and Managing Director, Red Fields Partners

Urbanization as Opportunity
3:15 - 4:15 PM
In its massive transition from rural to urban, China is now facing daunting challenges of quality and efficiency. Paul Romer, NYU Stern Professor and Director of the Urbanization Project, will explore what lessons can be learned from China's urbanization experience.

Closing Remarks
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern

Transfer to The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
4:30 p.m.
Attendees will be escorted on a walk across the street. Shuttle service will also be available.

Closing Dinner
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Pudong
7:00 PM - Midnight
Cocktail attire
Cocktails (7:00 - 8:30 PM)
Dinner (8:30 PM - Midnight)

Look Who Attended

  • Helmuth Aberer, EMBA 1996, Managing Director, UBS AG
  • Rafiu Abina, MBA 2005, Partner, The Abina Group
  • Jennifer Adams, MBA 1992, Managing Director, JAdams Consultancy
  • Oded Agam, EMBA 2001, Senior Strategic Planner, Intel Corporation
  • Ashley Beiser Almskog, MS 2013, Guest of Bernie Beiser
  • Vivian Bi, Office Manager, NYU Shanghai
  • Michael Almskog, Guest of Bernie Beiser
  • AN Ning, NYU Stern Parent 2016
  • Sahil Anand, BS 2013, Analyst, Everstone Capital
  • Sanjiv Anand, MBA 1985, Global Managing Director, Cedar Management Consulting International, LLC
  • Cassie Aris Palmer, MBA 2002, COO/CIO, MAP Capital Advisors
  • Bernie Beiser, BS 1962, Managing Director, TAG Partners
  • Steve Bensinger, BS 1976, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Marjorie Berkley, Guest of William R. Berkley
  • William R. Berkley, BS 1966, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • Tim Bode, MS 2012, Owner, Tybo Investments GmbH
  • Steve Boswell, General Manager, Asia-Pacific, frog
  • Adam Brandenburger, J.P. Valles Professor and Vice Dean for Graduate Education, NYU Stern
  • Patrick Browne, CAS BA 2008, Assistant Director, China Initiatives, NYU Stern
  • Bruce Buchanan, C.V. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics, NYU Stern
  • CAI Xuelun, NYU Stern Parent 2014
  • CAI Zhengyang (Aaron), BS Candidate 2014
  • Trevor Cano, CAS BA 2007, Associate Director, Special Events - Global, NYU
  • Huifeng Cao, LAW LLM 2008, Associate, Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities
  • Leonardo Caputi, BS 2011, Director and Founder, Mongolia Opportunity S.A.
  • Jennifer Carpenter, Associate Professor of Finance, NYU Stern
  • David Chaffetz, Guest of Marguerite Yates; Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Singapore Pvt. Ltd.
  • James Chang, MBA 2001, Partner/China Financial Service Consulting Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (Shanghai) Limited, Beijing Branch
  • CHAO Gin, MBA 1999
  • Paul Chau, EMBA 1994, Partner, Asia Carbon Partnership
  • Narong Chearavanont, BS 1989, Executive Director, Charoen Pokphand Group
  • Albert Chen, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; President, Chailease Holding Company, Limited
  • CHEN Deming, President, Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits
  • Dennis C. Chen, MA 1991
  • Eric Chen, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Executive Vice President, Chailease International Finance Corporation
  • Ken Chen, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; President, Chailease International Finance Corporation
  • CHEN Ming Hui, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Senior Vice President, Chailease Finance Company, Limited
  • CHEN Wen Hsien, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Executive Vice President, Chailease International Finance Corporation
  • CHEN Qun, President, East China Normal University
  • CHEN Yuxin, Wenliang Wang Distinguished Global Professor of Business, NYU Shanghai
  • Andrew Cheng, MBA 2007, Vice President, Blackstone
  • Hong Cheng, BS 1996
  • Mei Yin Pearlyn Chiang, MBA 2005, Director, Adamas Associates
  • Arthur Chin, MBA 1995, Division Director, CalCPA Education Foundation
  • Emily Chong, BS 2001, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, frog
  • Sid Choraria, MBA 2011, Associate, Goldman Sachs Asia LLC
  • Angus Chou, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Senior Manager, Chailease Finance Company, Limited
  • Clint Chow, MBA 2007, Trader, Everbright Capital Management
  • KB Chow, Guest of Louis Woo
  • CHUNG Kin, MBA 2002, CFO - Tyco/Reliance JV, Tyco International
  • Natalie Commons, Assistant Director, Development, NYU Stern
  • Anastasia Crosswhite, EMBA 2009, Associate Dean for Planning and Advisor to the Dean, NYU Stern
  • Erin Cuan, Associate Director, Alumni Relations, NYU Stern
  • Jixin Dai, EMBA 2008, Chief Investment Officer/Founder, Xin Tian Fund Management Co., Ltd
  • Abby Dallett, Associate Director, Alumni Relations, NYU Stern
  • Jeff DeKorte, MBA 1996, VP, Global Digital Marketing, Royal Caribbean International
  • Xiaoan Dong, MBA 2011, Vice President, CITIC Securities
  • Sheila Donohue, MBA 1993, Product Marketing Manager, CRIF Decision Solutions
  • Karla Dorsch, MBA 1990, Managing Director, Piedmont Ltd
  • James Dubow, MBA 2000, Managing Director & Asia Co-Head, Alvarez & Marsal Asia LLC
  • Marianne Engle, Guest of Robert Engle
  • Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services, NYU Stern
  • Daniel Erickson, Guest of Jessy Hsieh
  • Catherine Etter, Guest of Constantin Vaharis
  • Todd Fabacher, Guest of Zara Ingilizian
  • Shaokai Fan, BS 2004, Associate Director, Public Sector, NEA, Standard Chartered
  • Sz-Mong Fan, MBA 2008, Senior Director, FTI Consulting
  • Jennifer Fein, MBA 2008, General Manager, Product Solutions, APAC, Experian Marketing Services
  • Tim Feng, Executive Assistant to Chairman
  • Vincent Fong, BS 1998
  • RJ Fontilla, EMBA 2009, Global Integration Manager, GE Capital
  • Emmanuel Fordjour, MBA 2003, Vice President, Finance, The Beanstalk Group
  • Marcia R. Fox, Principal, Fox Management Consulting
  • Fritz Frigan, Guest of Christiane Neumayer
  • Rosemary Fu, MBA 1994, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Credit Research, Bank Pictet
  • GAO Feng, President, Deutsche Bank
  • Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern; CEO, L2
  • Jenny Gao, Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific, frog
  • Joshua Gillespie, MS Candidate 2014
  • Christian Grewell, MBA 2010, Associate Director, Program Management, NYU Shanghai
  • Ann Grossman, MBA 1975
  • Eric Grover, MBA 1989, Principal, Intrepid Ventures
  • Bingna Guo, LAW LLM 2002, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • GUO Wei, HR Co-Director, NYU Shanghai
  • Zhan Guo, Assistant Professor, Wagner School, NYU
  • Hanqing (Jasmine) He, BS Candidate 2015
  • Jiangyin He, NYU Stern Parent 2015
  • Shuai (Charlie) He, Admitted MBA Candidate 2015, Investment Manager, China Life Investment Holding Company Limited
  • Alyssa Heilman, Assistant Director, Communications, NYU Stern
  • Peter Henry, Richard R. West Dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, NYU Stern
  • Mami Hijikata, MBA 1990, Manager, Mizuho Corporate Bank
  • Alex Ho, MBA 2007, Director, Ingenious Corporate Finance
  • Brian Hoffmann, MBA 1994, President & CEO, Admiral Filter Company
  • Ted Hong, President, Beyondbond, Inc.
  • Jessy Hsieh, MBA 2010, Associate Director for Graduate Education and Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern
  • William Hsieh, MBA 2000, Director, Gravity Group Asia
  • Chih Ching Hsu, MBA 2000, SVP, HSBC
  • Tony Hsu, Portfolio Manager, Asian Equities, Dalton Investments
  • HUANG Hongyuan, President, Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • Jack Huang, TRIUM 2012, VP, Services Outsourcing, Insigma Technology (China) Co., Ltd.
  • HUANG Yiping, National School of Development, Peking University; Former Chief Economist, Emerging Asia, Barclays Capital; and Former Chief Asia Economist, Citigroup
  • Xiang Huang, BS 2007
  • Michael Hui, MBA 1999, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, ShangPharma
  • Joanna Hutchins, MBA 2004, Director, Skin Care - North Asia, Unilever
  • Joanne Hvala, Associate Dean, Marketing and External Relations, NYU Stern
  • Dar-Yeh Hwang, MS 1988, Professor of Finance, National Taiwan University
  • Zara Ingilizian, BS 1989, SVP Marketing, Diageo
  • Mark Iwanski, MBA 2005, Director, Rail International, GATX Corporation
  • Raji Jagadeesan, Associate Dean, China Initiatives, NYU Stern
  • Peng Jin, BS 1998, Partner, Keytone Ventures
  • Charlotte Kaplan, Guest of Ann Grossman
  • Davian Kaplan, Guest of Ann Grossman
  • Yoshihisa Kawamura, MBA 1994, Director and Managing Executive Officer, DIC Corporation
  • James Kingham, Associate Director, International Career Development, NYU Stern
  • Andrew Koh, MS 2010, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore
  • Andre J.L. Koo, MBA 1994, Chairman, Chailease Holding Company, Limited
  • Jana Koo, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo
  • Ellen Lam, NYU Stern Parent 2016
  • Paul Lam, NYU Stern Parent 2016; Chairman & CEO, Asia Capital Group
  • Judy Lee, BS 1998, CEO, Dragonfly Capital
  • May Lee, Deputy Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • Jeffrey S. Lehman, Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • Eric Letellier, EMBA 2012, VP Technology Consulting, Global, Tektronix Communications
  • Alan Li, MBA 2006, Vice President, Institutional Client Group, Deutsche Securities Asia Limited
  • Kefei Li, PhD 2002, Managing Director, UBS Securities Co. Ltd., Head of China Equity Capital Markets
  • Vivian Li, Admitted PhD Candidate
  • Yurong Li, TRIUM 2009, Global Business Development Director, Eaton Corporation
  • Bo Liang, MBA 2008, Chairman & CEO, Adesso Advanced Materials
  • James Liang, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ctrip.com
  • Michael Liang, BS 2004, Senior Treasury Analyst, General Motors International Operations
  • Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, The World Bank
  • Larry Lin, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Executive Vice President, Chailease International Finance Corporation
  • Xiangchao Ling, POLY MS 2010, General Manager, Silk Road Cor. Hansilk
  • Jeff Liu, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Senior Vice President, Chailease Holding Company, Limited
  • Dorothy Ma, Admitted MBA Candidate 2015, Analyst, Wanze Investment Fund
  • Jennie Ma, BS 1999, Director, HSBC
  • Yujuan Ma, NYU Stern Parent 2015
  • Michelle Madden, MBA 2010, Strategic Collaborations, Operations, and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Sarah Marchitto, Senior Director, Alumni Relations, NYU Stern
  • Pavlina Marinova, TRIUM 2009, VP Integrated Business Management and Strategy, Oriflame
  • Cammie McBride, Guest of Helmuth Aberer
  • Joan Barry McCormick, Associate Dean, Development & Alumni Relations, NYU Stern
  • Michelle Meertens, LAW JD 1998, Wagner MPA 1998, Guest of Vijay Vaitheeswaran
  • MEI Jianping, Professor of Finance, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  • Harry Meng, Associate, Chancellor's Office, NYU Shanghai
  • Simon Meng, MCJ 1992, Partner, King & Wood Mellesons
  • Ken Miller, Chairman, Advisory Board, NYU Shanghai Program on Innovation & Creativity; Senior Advisor, Teneo Holdings, LLC
  • Timothy Moe, MBA 1984, Managing Director, Global Economics, Commodities & Strategy Research, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs Asia LLC
  • Beth Murray, MBA 1993, Chief Marketing Officer, NYU Stern
  • Lei Mu, MBA 2006, Investment Director, China Everbright Investment Management Limited
  • Christiane Neumayer, MBA 1996, Director of Business Development, WJM Associates
  • Jessica Neville, Executive Director, Communications, NYU Stern
  • Sharon Ng, MBA 2005, Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Baidu
  • Sally Ni, Associate, Public Affairs, NYU Shanghai
  • Ju Ning, MBA 2007, Managing Director, Clean Air Trade, Inc.
  • Irwan Notohadiwidjojo, EMBA 2008, Director of Financial Planning, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Masaru Otsuka, TRIUM 2010, Online Business Director, Dell Inc.
  • John Palmer, TRIUM 2011, Principal, Palmer Financial
  • Mark Palmer, Guest of Cassie Aris Palmer
  • Michael Pang, MBA 2004, Managing Director, Protiviti
  • Angela Parks, MBA 2008, Senior Director, Communications, NYU Stern
  • Jia Peng, MS 2011, Hunan Jiade Investment Co.
  • Mark Pixley, MBA 1986, Managing Director, Leadership Inc.
  • Michael H. Posner, Professor of Business and Society, NYU Stern; and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of State
  • QI Bin, Director-General of Research Center; Executive President, China Securities Regulatory Commission; Beijing Institute of Securities and Futures
  • QIAN Ting, Guest of Sz-Mong Fan
  • Jie Qu, MBA 2002, Special Project Leader, General Motors China
  • Barbara Rifkind, Guest of Adam Brandenburger
  • Vienna Robinson, BS 2002, Assistant Vice President, Citi
  • Esteban Rodriguez, BS 1986, GAL MA 1990, Professor, Berkeley College
  • Paul Romer, Professor of Economics and Director of the Urbanization Project, NYU Stern
  • Stefano Russo, MBA 1981, President, Prima Holding
  • Turab Saleem, SCPS MS 2006, Hospitality Consultant, Roya International
  • Robert Salomon, MPhil 2000, PhD 2002, Associate Professor of International Management, and Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics, NYU Stern
  • Steven A. San Filippo, EMBA 1989, Principal, San Filippo & Associates
  • Stuart Schonberger, MBA 1988, Managing Director, CDH Investments
  • Matthew Scudder, MBA 1993, Principal, Global Life Sciences and Technology
  • Brett Shadbolt, MS 2012, CEO, Censere Group
  • Henry Shen, MBA 1997, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Greater China and Mongolia
  • SHEN Xiaoming, Vice Mayor, Shanghai Municipal Government
  • Yifan Shen, POLY BS 2011, Engineer, China Power Engineering Consulting Corporation
  • Ichi Shih, BS 1995, Senior Vice President, Glory Sky Global Capital Limited
  • Christy Shue, MBA 2001, President, Novita Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • J.Y. Song, EMBA 2012, CEO & Founder, ToneRow
  • Maria Sonkin, TRIUM 2007, Associate Director, Ernst & Young
  • Michael Spence, William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, NYU Stern
  • Jesse St. John, MS 2013, Commercial & Operations Director, Industrial BU, Asia, Linfox Australia
  • Carol Staab, Guest of Steve Bensinger
  • Brian Stern, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations, NYU Stern
  • Joyce Su, MBA 2002, Vice President, Nomura International (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • John Sun, NYU Stern Parent 2016; General Manager, Organometallics, Chemtura
  • Kevin R. Sun, BS Candidate 2016
  • Rime Sun, Development Officer, NYU Shanghai
  • Douglas Tao, Guest of Narong Chearavanont
  • André Taylor, Guest of Esteban Rodriguez
  • Simon Ting, MBA 1993, Managing Director, BOCI
  • Luisa Todini, Guest of Stefano Russo; Chairman, Todini Construction
  • TONG Shijun, Chairman, University Council, East China Normal University
  • Phyllis K. Tsoi, MBA 2007
  • Ritsuko Usui, BS 1995, Research Associate, Capital Group
  • Constantin Vaharis, MBA 1980, President, Decova s.a.
  • Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business and Finance Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief, The Economist
  • Kervin Valero, BS 1995, Sales Manager, Fedrigoni Asia Ltd.
  • Charlie Van Scyoc, Associate Director, Development, NYU Stern
  • Pankaj Vohra, MBA 1994, CEO, Integra Securities Private Limited
  • Joanna Waley-Cohen, Dean of Arts and Sciences, NYU Shanghai
  • Jun Wang, MBA 2002, Director and Chief Financial Officer, China Finance Online Co. Ltd.
  • Kevin Wang, Senior Associate, Communications and Public Affairs, NYU Shanghai
  • Lihua Wang, Director of Operations-IT, NYU Shanghai
  • May Wang, NYU Stern Parent 2016
  • Shuangxi Wang, NYU Stern Parent 2014
  • Xiao-Jing Wang, Provost, NYU Shanghai
  • Yujiao (Alice) Wang, BS 2012
  • Lieng-Seng Wee, NYU Stern Parent 2013; CEO, Dragonfly LLC
  • Lisa Weir, Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • Hugh Williams, MBA 2000, President/Owner, Williams Global Marketing LLC
  • Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, NYU Stern
  • Jeffrey Wilson, MBA 2004, Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Alfred King Wai Wong, MBA 1994, Managing Director, CLJ Capital Management Co., Ltd.
  • Betty Wong, BS 1980, President, IntroAmerica.com
  • Louis Woo, Chairman, NC-IH Holdings Limited, a member of Foxconn Technology Group
  • Alex Wu, MBA 2004, Director, Olympus Capital Asia
  • Jeff Wu, MBA 2011, Associate, Morgan Stanley
  • Xu Wu, MBA 2007
  • Elaine Xia, Admitted MBA Student, Management Associate, Citi
  • Tannia Xia, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, NYU Shanghai
  • XIAOMING Shen, Deputy Mayor, Shanghai Municipal Government
  • Arlene Xu, Guest of GAO Feng
  • Jin Xu, MBA 2005, International Director, Booz & Company
  • Vincent Xu, Admitted MBA Student, Associate, CCB International
  • YANG Chen, Founder and Managing Director, Red Fields Partners
  • Jasper Yang, CIMS MS 2009, Associate, Guosen Securities Investment Banking
  • Liu Yang, LAW LLM 2013, Chief Representative, Genius Educational Consulting Group
  • Linda Yap, Guest of Richard Yap
  • Richard Yap, MBA 1994, Managing Director, Gemini Capital
  • Wy-En Yap, CAS BA 2004, Guest of David Yu; Assistant Vice President, APS Asset Management
  • Marguerite Yates, MBA 1984, Senior Advisor, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
  • Jason Yau, MS 2013, Director, Asia-Pacific, McGladrey LLP
  • YIN Guoxin, President of Chenfeng Group
  • YIN Jiajue, Guest of YIN Guoxin
  • Steven Ying, MBA 1996, Chairman and Trustee, Foundation for Amazing Potentials
  • Ka Yan Wilfred Yiu, MBA 2000, Deputy CEO, Managing Director, Beijing Gao Hua Securities Co., Ltd
  • Tsukasa Yoshimura, MBA 1992, Energy Analyst, Nippon Koei Co., LTD
  • David Yu, MBA 2011, Managing Director, Inception Aviation
  • YU Lizhong, Chancellor, NYU Shanghai
  • Shizhen Yu, MBA 2011, Associate, Citigroup
  • Taft Yu, Guest of Andre J.L. Koo; Executive Vice President, Chailease Finance Company, Limited
  • Peggy Yu Yu, MBA 1992, Executive Chairwoman, dangdang.com
  • Jizhou (Michael) Yuan, Admitted MBA Student, Assistant Manager, KPMG
  • David T. Yung, MBA 2001, Chief Financial Officer, Dulwich College Management International
  • Eitan Zemel, W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity, NYU Stern; Dean of Business and Engineering, NYU Shanghai; Vice Dean for Global and Executive Programs, NYU Stern
  • Bob Zhai, MBA 2002, Partner, A.T. Kearney Inc.
  • Alex Zhang, BS Candidate 2016
  • Emily Ruizhe Zhang, BS Candidate 2016
  • George Ryan Zhang
  • HaiHang Zhang, NYU Stern Parent 2016
  • Haixu Zhang, BS 2011, Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
  • Jue Zhang, BS 2011, Sales, Deutsche Bank NY
  • Lawrence Huiyan Zhang, Chief Financial Engineer, Shanghai Futures Exchange
  • Anthony Zhao, LAW LLM 1999, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Ying Zhao, NYU Stern Parent 2014
  • Lu Ting Zheng, BS 1999, President, DLathe LLC
  • Ying Zheng, NYU Stern Parent 2014
  • Chen Zhou, MBA 2011, Vice President, Golden Ladies Photo Co Ltd
  • ZHU Min, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Sandra Yingyi Zou, MBA 2011, Associate, Goldman Sachs

Social Track

As part of our Shanghai 2013 conference program, we were pleased to offer the Social Track, which was designed for guests accompanying alumni attendees but open to all Conference attendees. The Social Track was an alternate track running parallel to the Conference Track. Attendees were able to experience Shanghai through separate cultural excursions and tours during the times when academic sessions are taking place. Included below is information regarding the Social Track activities.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

6:30 - 9:30 PM - Opening Reception, Kathleen's Waitan Restaurant and Cocktails, Puxi


Friday, June 21, 2013

7:30 - 8:30 AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

9:15 AM - Meet at Registration Table

9:30 AM - Buses depart for tours

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sidecar Motorbike Tour of Old Shanghai
Explore the famous neighborhoods of Shanghai by vintage sidecar motorbike. On this excursion visitors got to see many areas of the city including the Old Town, the Former French Concession and People's Square. The tour included a short walk through the “real” old Shanghai, where the barbers, tailors, and dentists still set up their stalls in the narrow lanes. The motorcycles used for these uniquely guided tours were Chinese ChangJiang 750cc which are modeled after the IMZ (Irbitski Mototsikletniy Zavod) M-72 which were specifically developed by the Soviet Union in the early 1940s for their sturdiness and mobility.

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Luncheon at Din Tai Fung Restaurant
Michelin star awarded and ranked as one of the world's Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung Restaurant is known far and wide for its characteristic steamed dumplings, xiao long bao. Din Tai Fung's cuisine is all about harmony. Utilizing the freshest ingredients paired with a relish for simple cooking styles, the recipe selection is never too rich or heavy on the palate, and is a fresh welcome given the increasing preference for healthy cooking.

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Yu Garden and Old Town Tour
This tour combined highlights that have been iconic of Shanghai for ages. YuYuan or Yu Garden (“Yu” translates to “peace and health” and “Yuan” means “garden”), is a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai. YuYuan dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty where it began as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan who spent almost 20 years - and all of his savings - to build a garden in order to please his parents in their old age. In 1956 the city government began a 5 year reconstruction to restore the garden to its original glory, and in 1982 the State Department declared it a national monument.

2:30 - 4:10 PM - Jade Buddha Temple Tour
Jade Buddha Temple is still an active temple housing 70 resident monks. Its exterior is easily identifiable by its bright saffron walls, and inside visitors can see the daily practice of this age-old combination of religion and philosophy. The centerpiece is a two-meter-high sitting Buddha carved out of white jade and encrusted with jewels. The sitting Buddha was installed in the temple when it was brought by monks from Burma to Zhejiang Province in 1882.

4:10 - 4:30 PM - Return to Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

5:00 - 6:30 PM - Champagne Reception featuring Moët Hennessy
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong


Saturday, June 22, 2013

7:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

9:00 AM - Meet at Registration Table and depart for Jing An Park

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Private Tai Chi Class / Professional Tai Chi & Chinese Kung Fu performance
Tai Chi is a form of martial-art created in the 12th century, and is still one of the most popular means of keeping fit in China. Tai Chi movements are performed slowly and deliberately to achieve a sense of liquidity similar to meditation. These slow graceful movements help to develop balance, improve muscle tone, breathing and help digestion. Guests will have the opportunity to experience this gentle form of exercise and learn simple breathing and relaxation exercises under the guidance of Tai Chi Masters.

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Chinese food and culture presentation featuring a local food expert

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Cooking Class & Food Tasting at The Kitchen
Located in a 19th century garden house, The Kitchen offers cooking classes of a wide range of cuisines, and provides cooking party services. Founder & Executive Chef Norris Chen takes inspiration from seasonal ingredients and “non-additive” cookery concept to create the “Kitchen Exclusive” recipes. The studio's well-equipped kitchen, centrally located in the former French Concession area, has a classic marble island and a cozy dining area. It is an exclusive retreat for people who appreciate the joy of cooking.

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Return to Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

7:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Cocktail Reception and Closing Dinner
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Pudong
Cocktails (7:00 - 8:30 PM)
Dinner (8:30 PM - 12:00 AM)

Tours Beyond Shanghai

Optional Tours - Beyond Shanghai
We were pleased to offer opportunities for our alumni and guests to experience the culture and history of China beyond Shanghai. We provided a selection of optional excursions for those who wish to see more of China, both before and after the conference. We partnered with WildChina, a premium travel company, to design and operate distinctive tours.

Please see below for tour descriptions and pricing information.

For more information on tours, please contact WildChina representative Justin Ong at justin.ong@wildchina.com.

Suggested Tour Itineraries and Information:
  • Three Day Beijing Pre/Post-Conference Tour - Explore Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City and hike along the Great Wall.
  • Four Day Chengdu and Xi'an Pre/Post-Conference Tour - Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center and see the treasured Terracotta Warriors.
  • Three Day Guilin and Yangshuo Pre/Post-Conference Tour - The hidden splendor and cross-cultural environment of these towns provide the perfect backdrop for nature lovers, poets, and trendsetters alike to congregate in a relaxed environment.

Tours In and Around Shanghai

Optional Tours - In/Around Shanghai
We were pleased to offer opportunities for our alumni and guests to experience the culture and surroundings of our host city. On Thursday, June 20, and Sunday, June 23, we provided a selection of optional excursions in and around Shanghai, priced a la carte. We partnered with Destination Asia, an Asian based travel company, to design and operate these tours.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Guests had the option of selecting from the below tours:

9:00 - 11:00 AM - The Bund and Beyond
Peter Hibbard talked and walked guests through the fascinating and incredible history and development of Shanghai over the last 150 years. The tour began at the historic Astor House Hotel. From there it was a short walk to a fascinating area behind the Bund, known as the Waitanyuan, which sustained a curious mix of missionary and commercial activity before 1949, and is today being redeveloped as an upscale retail and leisure destination. The tour continued with a short ride to the heart of the former International Settlement, near the old Bubbling Well Road, to explore two blocks of historic residential developments from the 1920s/30s that survived the bulldozer and displayed some remarkably well-preserved homes. The tour also included a look at the 1928 courtyard apartment block where the young Margot Fonteyn once lived. Guests also visited the former French Club and Cathay Estate before finishing their journey in a district that was known as ‘Little Moscow' in the 1930s.

About Peter Hibbard: British-born Peter Hibbard MBE has a background in urban planning, sociology and tourism studies. Most of his time since 1985, when he was a visiting scholar at Hong Kong University's Centre of Asian Studies, has been spent in China. He has lectured on tourism in Beijing, traveled overland to every Chinese province and region, and escorted hundreds of visitors in his capacity as a tour director. Peter lives in Shanghai where he continues his research into China's tourism history and Shanghai's urban development since the 1840s. He has hosted many international business leaders on their visits to the city and is president of the Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai. He has produced a wide range of publications related to his interests, including The Bund Shanghai: China Faces West and Beyond Hospitality: The History of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Cooking Class followed by Food Tasting
Located in a 19th century garden house, The Kitchen offered cooking classes of a wide range of cuisines, and provided cooking party services. Founder & Executive Chef Norris Chen takes inspiration from seasonal ingredients and “non-additive” cookery concept to create the “Kitchen Exclusive” recipes. The studio's well-equipped kitchen, centrally located in the former French Concession area, has a classic marble island and a cozy dining area. It is an exclusive retreat for people who appreciate the joy of cooking.

2:30 - 4:00 PM - Shanghai Museum
Situated on People's Square in the heart of the city, the Shanghai Museum contains one of the finest collections of ancient Chinese art and antiques. The distinctive building was designed in the shape of an ancient bronze Chinese cooking vessel called a ding. With eleven permanent and three special temporary exhibition halls, the museum has over 120,000 pieces in its rich collection including bronzes, jade, ceramics, calligraphy, sculptures, painting, furniture, imperial seals, and ancient coins.


Sunday, June 23, 2013
Guests had the option of selecting from the below tours:

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Wuzhen: the last resting-on-water town in China
Wuzhen lies at the north of Tongxiang City of Zhejiang Province, China, and at the center of the triangle formed by Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing. The town lies on the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou Alluvial Plain. Because of its warm and humid climate, and abundant rainfalls and sunshine, the products here are rich, making Wuzhen well-known as “the town of fish, rice, and silk." Wuzhen has enjoyed a rich history since its establishment in 872 A.D. In the more than 1,000 years it has been a town, Wuzhen has never changed its name, address, water system or lifestyle. The traditional buildings are still well preserved after crossing so many rough years. Within the town, with a dense network of rivers and wharves, people build their houses along the river and establish markets close to bridges. Stone railings and arch bridges, arched gates across the street, imposing dwellings and spacious courtyards, river banks, and verandas are all well preserved, presenting an original ecological scene of a water town in Jiangnan (the South of Yangtze River). Wuzhen has become a living fossil of ancient oriental civilization for its profound history and culture, graceful water town scenery, unique-flavored delicious foods, various and colorful folk-customs and festivals.

Testimonials

Did you know that ...

For the past three conferences, 100% of alumni attendees who responded to the post-conference survey indicated that they enjoyed the Global Alumni Conference program.

For the past three conferences, 100% of alumni attendees who responded to the post-conference survey indicated that they would recommend the Global Alumni Conference program to fellow alumni.

For the past two conferences, alumni attendees indicated that their top three reasons for attending were: networking opportunities, intellectual content, and exclusive access to cultural exhibits.

Survey results from our last two conferences indicate:

For London 2011:
  • 96% of attendees enjoyed the opening reception and closing dinner
  • 100% of attendees enjoyed the intellectual panels
  • 93% of attendees felt that the conference cost was consistent with the value of the program
  • 93% of attendees would participate in future Global Alumni Conferences

For Barcelona 2009:
  • 94% of attendees enjoyed the opening reception
  • 92% of attendees enjoyed the closing dinner
  • 90% of attendees enjoyed the intellectual panels
  • 98% of attendees felt that the conference cost was consistent with the value of the program
  • 100% of attendees would participate in future Global Alumni Conferences

Past attendees have described the Global Alumni Conference program as:

Excellent conference.”
Sheila Donohue, MBA 1993, London 2011 attendee and Shanghai 2013 registrant

Great selection of different speakers, all speakers very qualified and good mix of social time with lecture and conference.”
Stephanie Pianka, MBA 2003, London 2011 attendee

“I think the School does an excellent job of organizing the conference. The venues, the content and speakers were first rate.”
Stern alumnus, London 2011 attendee

Balance of intelligence and enjoyment; timely lecture topics and exciting social tracks.”
Mami Hijikata, MBA 1990, London 2011 attendee

The value that the package price offers is exceptional. Each portion of the program is unique.”
Stern alumnus, Barcelona 2009 attendee

Really enjoyable event - Fantastic job by the whole team - thanks to all involved!!”
Stern alumnus, Barcelona 2009 attendee

“The conference was very good, great opportunity to network, the right number of sessions, good wine, great location.”
Stern alumnus, Barcelona 2009 attendee

“It's a great event - keep doing them! I love the intellectual, cultural and social aspects combined in one.”
Stern alumnus, Barcelona 2009 attendee

Phenomenal event - I would definitely attend another Global Conference based on my experience with this event. I will also encourage my classmates to do the same.”
Stern alumnus, Barcelona 2009 attendee

Great, great conference!”
Joshua Cohen, Florence 2007 attendee

“I feel truly privileged to have been able to attend this truly magical, perfect weekend.”
Laura Snyder, TRIUM 2006, Florence 2007 attendee

“An excellent and memorable event.”
Gennaro Consalvo, MBA 1983, Florence 2007 attendee

“Great event and very good time. Good opportunity to meet new people from Stern!
Pedro Cardoso, MBA 2005, Florence 2007 attendee

“Awesome event. Can't wait for the next one!
Stern alumnus, Florence 2007 attendee

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