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School of Business appoints Dr. Raymond Ch’ien Honorary Professor

06 Sep 2013

Dr. Raymond Ch’ien (centre) receives the Honorary Professorship from President Albert Chan (right) and Professor Allan Chan, Acting Dean of Business
Dr. Raymond Ch’ien (centre) receives the Honorary Professorship from President Albert Chan (right) and Professor Allan Chan, Acting Dean of Business

The School of Business welcomed more than 400 new students to HKBU at its Postgraduate Programmes Welcome Banquet on Tuesday (3 September). On the same occasion, the School also conferred an Honorary Professorship on Dr. Raymond Ch’ien, Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited, in recognition of his significant contribution to the business sector and impressive record of public service.

In his welcoming remarks, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, noted that the School of Business gained EQUIS accreditation earlier this year, signifying its outstanding achievement in offering high-quality business education. He said: “Together with the AACSB and the AMBA accreditations received in 2010 and 2012 respectively, the School is now among less than 1% of the world’s business schools to be triple-accredited, further reinforcing its international standing.” 

Mrs. Pamela Chan, Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Court, praised Dr. Ch’ien for his brilliant contributions across different industries and areas of public service, including banking and finance, retail, logistics, IT, and education. She said: “Dr. Ch’ien is a genius and an outstanding leader. After all his success, he remains a public-spirited citizen and a humble person.”

Dr. Ch’ien delivered a speech entitled “Does It Pay to Be a Good Person in a Morally Ambiguous World?” at the banquet and shared with the audience his experience and valuable insights on topics such as social responsibility, human resources strategies and career planning. He said: “If you run a company or are in charge of managing one, it is very important that you stay true to its social responsibility and engage as best you can with the communities that you serve.”