Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) aims to cultivate business leaders with a global vision, a humanistic spirit, a strong sense of social responsibility and an innovative mind-set. Established in Beijing in November 2002 with generous support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is an independent, non-profit business school.

Since its founding, CKGSB has developed into a prominent business school with more than 40 full-time professors, who have earned their PhDs or held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, together, their companies accounted for one sixth of China’s GDP in 2015.

CKGSB strives to understand business in a more well-rounded capacity, beyond the traditional boundaries of business schools. For instance, in 2004, CKGSB pioneered the integration of the humanities into its curricula to give students a long-term and holistic view of business and development. The school’s EMBA students—more than 80% of whom are above the Vice President level—are also required to complete six days of community work before receiving their degrees. In 2014, CKGSB was the first Chinese business school to develop a philanthropy program aimed at equipping the school’s alumni with expertise on setting up and managing foundations and engaging in philanthropy.

CKGSB has a campus in Beijing, teaching sites in Shanghai and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Moreover, it has formed strategic partnerships for joint programs and research with leading schools worldwide, such as Harvard Kennedy School in the US, IMD in Switzerland and FDC in Brazil.

The school offers the following innovative courses: English MBA, Chinese MBA, Executive MBA specializing in Finance, Healthcare or the Arts, Business Scholars Program (DBA) and Executive Education programs.

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CKGSB representative: 
Abiola Akinyemi

Abiola began his career at Google working on mergers & acquisitions, international compliance, and corporate governance. Major accomplishments include successfully acquiring Motorola Mobility in 2011 and improving corporate governance standards in line with international best practices. Consulted on multiple large-scale healthcare projects across the United States, providing compliance expertise to clients. Interested in entrepreneurship, economic and public policy, and seeking business opportunities between China, the West, and emerging markets. Vice President of the MBA Healthcare Industry Club.

Read Abiola's interview with Shanshan Group founder, Zheng Yonggang.