Eric Cornuel

Director General & CEO
European Foundation for Management Development

Prof. Dr. Eric Cornuel is the Director General & CEO of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) in Brussels since 2000.

He holds a degree of Sciences Po from IEP Paris, an MBA from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris, and a DEA in strategy and management from Paris Nanterre University, together with a Doctoral Certificate in Strategy from HEC Graduate School of Management Paris and a PhD in management, written on international network organizations, from Paris Dauphine University.

Eric started his career as an entrepreneur by setting up an hydroelectric power plant in France when he was still a student. He was also Director of the HEC Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (Paris). He then served as Dean of KIMEP, at the time the leading Business and Economics school in Central Asia, from 1997 to 1999. He was awarded a honorary professorship for his achievements there. From 1996 to the present, Eric Cornuel has been Affiliate Professor at HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris. He has taught for 15 years at various management schools in Europe and Asia.

Eric's key qualifications are in the areas of strategy, international management and entrepreneurship and he is a regular contributor to the Emerald Management Journals.

Eric is, among others, a Board Member of CEIBS (China Europe International Business School), EABIS (European Academy of Business in Society), EBP (European Business Journal), EIASM (European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management), GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education), IJBS (International Journal of Business in Society) and ISBM (International Schools of Business Management). He also sits on the board of several companies.

David Saunders, Ph.D

Chairman of the EQUIS Awarding Body, EFMD;
Dean of Queen's School of Business, Queen's University

Since joining Queen's School of Business in 2003, David Saunders has led the development of a new strategic plan for the School, launched two unique MBA programs, and strengthened Queen's international network. In addition to adding top business school partners in Europe, Asia and South America, in May 2007, Queen's School of Business became the first Canadian business school to open an executive education facility in the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Saunders is Chair of the EQUIS Awarding Body, the accrediting arm of EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development), and sits on the board of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Prior to joining Queen's, Dr. Saunders was Dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. His prior management experience includes serving as founder and director of the McGill MBA Japan Program in Tokyo, and as Associate Dean of the Masters programs at the Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal.

In addition to his strong management credentials, Dr. Saunders has a rich background as a researcher, and is co-author of the world's three largest selling negotiation textbooks, among numerous other books and papers. Dr. Saunders is also an accomplished teacher, having taught at Duke University in North Carolina, People's University in Beijing, China, and at McGill University in Montreal and Tokyo. He has acted as a consultant to numerous private- and public-sector corporations in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Saunders earned a PhD in social psychology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Japhet Law,

Professor and Former Dean of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Japhet Law is former Dean at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has led the Chinese University as the first school in the Asia Pacific Region to go through the AACSB accreditation process back in the late 90's, and has since been very much involved with international accreditation activities.
He has served in various capacities with the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), including as member of the governing Board. He is currently Senior Advisor to GMAC, Senior Advisor to the President of Beta Gamma Sigma - the Honorary Society for Business Schools, member of the EFMD Asia Pacific Advisory Board, and a member of the AACSB Accreditation Qaulity Committee.
Professor Law has also served as the mentor and/or on accreditation team for numerous business schools in the Asia Pacific Region.


Deputy Dean
School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, China

Professor Song CHEN is the Deputy Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China since December 2009, and Executive Dean of SIMBA (Shanghai International MBA), School of Economics and Management, Tongji University since 2004.

He holds a PhD in management from School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, focusing on technological innovation management. He has been a full professor of technology economics and management at Tongji University and the Director of Institute of Technological Economics and Management at Tongji University.

He has been leading SIMBA, a Sino-French joint MBA programme since 2004 and it is among the top 50 by Financial Times EMBA ranking in the past three consecutive years.

Dr. Chen is, among others, a member of EPAS Committee of EFMD, and a member of International Advisory Board of Newcastle University Business School in UK.

He is a member of Standing Executive Board of Chinese Society of Technology Economics, a regional editor of Journal of Technology Management in China (Emerald), and an editorial member of Asian Journal of Technology Innovation. He was a visiting professor of Munich School of Management at University of Munich (LMU), Germany in 2010 and a visiting research fellow at Korea University in 1997.

He provided consulting services for Science and Technology Committee of Shanghai Municipality, Hyundai Motors (China), LG Chem (China), Shanghai Volkswagen and CMA-CGM on technology and innovation management,business strategy and training in China.

LUO Yadong

School of Business, Sun Yat-Sen University

Dr. Yadong LUO is the Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair of Graduate Business Studies and Professor of Management at University of Miami, where he served as Chairman of Management Department. He is also an elected Fellow of Academy of International Business.
Professor Luo has emerged as the world’s top research scholar in international management since the mid-90s. He has published over 140 articles in major refereed journals in international business and management, including AMJ, ASQ, AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JAP, Org. Science, among others. He also authored more than a dozen books and about a hundred other publications. His research interests include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, international joint ventures, and management in emerging economies, among others. Professor Luo’s research record includes seminal pieces on important and timely topics, such as co-opetition in international business, business-government relationships, cross-cultural cooperative strategies, multinational enterprises in emerging markets, and international expansion of emerging market enterprises.
He is also an expert in research on several frontier issues, such as dynamic capabilities in global business, cultural friction in international interactions, organizational justice in inter-firm relationships, anti-corruption in organizations, opportunism in interfirm exchanges, global language design, and global dimensions of corporate governance. His writing on the recent development of business and management in emerging markets, notably China, is particularly path-breaking and offers a wealth of understanding of this critical context and business activities that are unfolding there. According to APJM (25/2, 2008 and 24/3, 2007), he was the world’s most prolific author in leading international business journals between 1996 and 2006, and world’s most prolific author on Chinese management (2000-2006). According to Google Scholar, his research has been cited over 7,000 times.
Professor Luo received his Ph.D from Temple University. Prior to coming to the United States, he was a provincial official in charge of international business in China. He currently is a consulting editor of JIBS, editor of JWB, senior editor of MOR, advisor of GSJ, guest editor of AMJ, and review board member of SMJ. He is the recipient of a dozen research and teaching awards at U. of Miami and U. of Hawaii where he taught before joining UM, including the Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009 (first ever by UM business school faculty) and Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research in 1999 (first ever by UH business school faculty).

YI Zhijong

School of Business, Renmin University of China

Zhihong Yi, Dean of School of Business, Renmin University of China, Professor of Finance, PhD supervisor. She is the former Deputy Director of Academic Affairs Office of Renmin University of China and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Renmin University of China. Visiting scholar at Harvard University and Michigan University in 1997 and 2004. Her main research areas are corporate finance, institutional investors and capital market, and consumption economics. She is now Vice Director of the Steering Committee of Business Administration Education affiliated to MOE and a member of the 4th National Steering Committee of MBA Education. She was granted with “Excellent Young University Teacher Award” by Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, 2nd Prize for National Teaching Achievement, 2nd Prize for Research Excellence in Philosophy & Social Science by Beijing Municipal Government, and 2nd Prize for Education and Teaching Achievements (Higher Education) by Beijing Municipal Government.

Wenyu Dou

Associate Dean
College of Business, City University of Hong Kong

Wenyu Dou is Associate Dean at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Atmos. Sci. from Beijing University and a Ph.D. degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His primary research areas include e-commerce, advertising, and China marketing. He has published extensively in top journals in these fields. Professor Dou has extensive teaching experience both in the US and Hong Kong at all levels. He is a frequent contributor to City University of Hong Kong’s executive education offerings. Prof. Dou is frequently interviewed by media about topics such as Internet Marketing and Marketing to Chinese Consumers.

Xinzhong Xu

Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-Sen University

Dr. Xinzhong Xu is currently Professor of Finance and Dean of Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University. His previous positions include: Senior Associate Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Economist at the Bank of England, Chair Professor of Finance at Lancaster University Management School, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Business School, and Research Fellow at Warwick Business School.

Dr. Xu has served on several editorial boards for journals and is now Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly Journal of Finance (in Chinese) and Associate Editor of Journal of Corporate Finance. He is also Secretary General of the China Finance Annual Conferences and was chairperson of the Board of Directors of the 1st China Finance Annual Conferences.

Dr. Xu’s research areas are in behavioral finance, corporate governance, and financial engineering. His research findings are highly practical and have been widely quoted. He has had more than 20 journal articles published on internationally and domestically leading journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Research (in Chinese), and Management World (in Chinese). His research paper on term structure was quoted by the classical textbook on derivatives Options, Futures, and other Derivatives by John Hull and his research findings on “Home Bias” were quoted by the New York Times.

Dr. Xu has also been leading two Key Research Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and two projects from the National Foundation for Distinguished Young Scientists and Program for Innovative Research Team in Universities of the Ministry of Education.

Dr. Xinzhong Xu received his B. Sc in Geophysics from Peking University in 1985, MBA from Aston University in 1989, and Ph. D. from Lancaster University in 1993.

Patrick Y.K. Chau

Associate Dean
Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Hong Kong

Patrick Y.K. Chau is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and a Professor in Information Systems at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong. He has been involved in both local and international accreditation work since the late 1990s. Currently, he is leading the accreditation taskforce at his Faculty for both EQUIS and AACSB. He is also active in accreditation work conducted by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
Professor Chau was appointed as a Chang Jiang Scholar in the area of Management Science by the Ministry of Education of China in 2009. He has been a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Dalian University of Technology. He obtained his doctorate from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His teaching and research interests are in management of information systems, supply chain management and e-commerce. He has published over 60 articles in major refereed journals in Information systems including MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Decision Sciences, Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, Omega, and others. Starting January 2012, he will be Co-Editor-in-Chief of Information and Management.


Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof. Zhou Lin, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, received Bachelor degree from Fudan University in 1982, and Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University, USA in 1989. He had teaching experience at Yale University, Duke University, Arizona State University, City University of Hong Kong, and Tsinghua University. In 2006, Prof. Zhou was granted the Chang Jiang Scholar by Ministry of Education of China. He was elected Fellow of World Econometric Society in 2009, and is the first scholar in China mainland being granted this award. Before serving as the Dean of Antai College, Prof. Zhou was the previous Dean of School of Economics of Antai College and the Deputy Dean of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Prof. Zhou’s research interest covers the basic theory areas of Microeconomics, including Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Social Choice Theory and Welfare Economics. He has published articles in most leading economic journals like "Econometrica", "Review of Economic Studies", "Journal of Economic Theory", "Games and Economic Behavior". He has also held refereeing duties in many renowned journals, like Vice-chief-editor of "Mathematical Social Sciences" and "Social Choice and Welfare".

Wei Lu

Associate Dean
Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Professor LU Wei is currently the Associate Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management. He received his Bachelor degree, Master and Ph.D. degree from Fudan University. Prof. Lu has been a visiting scholar of Marshall School of Business, University of Southern Califorlia, the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and INSEAD (France). He has served as the director of IMBA program, Assitant Dean of Fudan University, and is currently the Associate Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management.

Professor Lu's research interest covers marketing, strategic management, the application of data mining in marketing. He has undertaken a number of research projects, and worked as a consultant for branches of China Mobile. Recently, Prof. Lu has been focusing on individulizaed research on customer behavior through data mining and information technology. He has published 4 monographs, 6 textbooks and over 50 articles in main journals.

Prof. Lu has served as Standing Director of China Marketing Society since 1999, and is an Independent Board Member of Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass Co., Ltd, and an Independent Board Member of Little Swan Limited Company.