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September 2010 | Archive | Chinese
 
Mochtar Riady Building officially opens
in a grand way
 

NUS Business School marks its 45th year with a new state-of-the-art flagship building named after Dr Mochtar Riady, Founder and Chairman of Lippo Group, in recognition of the generous gift made by the Group.

Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Dr Mochtar Riady, Mr Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees, Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, Mr S Dhanabalan, Chairman of the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board and Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS Business School, graced the Grand Opening ceremony and jointly launched the official opening of the building which set off a myriad of effects with a spectacular pyrotechnics display.

(Left to right): Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, Mr Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees,  Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Dr Mochtar Riady, Mr S Dhanabalan, Chairman of the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board and Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School, all ready to activate the launch mechanism, that set off a myriad of effects on stage.

Speaking at the event, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, highlighted the key challenges in the higher education sector and how Singapore is responding to them through differentiation in its offerings. He remarked that NUS Business School has expanded its offerings to meet the market’s increasingly sophisticated needs, from the initial Business Administration Diploma in the 1970s, to the wide variety of programmes available today at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, as well as the Executive MBA and PhD programmes.

Guest-of-Honour, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Singapore's Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, giving the keynote address.

“What a moment to treasure! This official opening marks the climax of our 45th Anniversary Celebrations. To Dr Mochtar Riady... thank you from the bottom of my heart,” said Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School as he took to the stage.

On the School’s vision and plans, he said, ’’First, we have to relentlessly apply world-class standards and capabilities to rigorously tackle important research questions that generate practical and relevant business, economics and policy insights. Second, we must develop our students to be leaders who have the right values and the desire to serve our society. Lastly, we need to be a community that cares and who makes a meaningful difference. This wonderful new building, the Mochtar Riady Building, will be the cornerstone for our further growth."

Guests were wowed by the spectacular pyrotechnics display at the official opening of NUS Business School's new home – the Mochtar Riady Building.

Dr Mochtar Riady gave his well wishes to the leaders of NUS and the Business School, to continue to contribute to the growth of the South East Asia region through the education of future leaders.

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS commended the School's achievements to date. He noted, “NUS Business School has come a long way from its modest beginnings in 1965 to a dynamic school internationally recognised for its excellence in business education and research. We are proud of its achievements, which have also contributed significantly to NUS’ high standing as a global university”.

Official speeches gave way to youthful vigour as our very own undergraduate Bizad Rag dancers took to the stage with a high-octane, high-energy dance rendition of the latest chart toppers medley. Everyone then proceeded to dinner at various venues of the building after the performances.

There were also well wishes from overseas alumni who could not join in the celebrations. They relayed their congratulatory messages through video clips, recorded especially for this occasion.

The ground floor of the Mochtar Riady Building was cleared of chairs after dinner, preparing the way for students to jive along to the music of a live band by our own university’s KR Rockers.

 
Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, toasting the Riady family.
(Left to right): Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, Dr Mochtar Riady and Mrs Riady

Those who chose not to be on the dance floor had the opportunity to tour around the spanking new building, and were introduced to its facilities and architecture.

Jiving along to the music at the students' party
 

Named after Dr Mochtar Riady, Founder and Chairman of Lippo Group, the building has been awarded the BCA Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for its efforts made to preserve the environment.

This Grand Opening was a wonderful opportunity for alumni, corporate partners, donors, staff and students to come together to celebrate the School's 45th birthday together.

Our 45th Anniversary commemorative book, titled ‘Business Class – Lessons from High Fliers’, was also launched at the ceremony. This book revisits 45 years of NUS Business School's achievements through the ventures and adventures of its alumni, deans and academic staff. It is a book about dreams, aspirations and valuable lessons that these achievers have experienced; and the pivotal role that NUS Business School played in realising them.

 
 
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Singapore President Mr S. R. Nathan visits NUS Business School
 
President of Singapore, Mr S. R. Nathan, with our BBA students
 

The President of Singapore, Mr S. R. Nathan, visited the NUS Business School on 28 September. This was part of his annual visit to various faculties and schools as the Chancellor of NUS.

He interacted with the students at the School during his visit. He was then given a guided tour of the Mochtar Riady building, to view the Donor Honour Roll, Career Services Office, Heritage Wall and CAMRI Investment Management & Trading Lab.

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NUS Business School moves up in EIU Ranking
 

NUS Business School has moved up five spots to 84th position  in this year's Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranking by The Economist.

 

The School is also ranked among top ten globally in two important categories. It improved by five spots from 13th position last year to 8th position this year for “education experience”.

There is also an improvement of 11 spots from 20th position to 9th position this year for the category “% increase in post-graduation salary”.

In addition, the School is also ranked 17th for “number of jobs in 3 months after graduation”, having moved up 21 spots from last year.

These improvements are testament to the quality and economic relevance of the education provided at the School.

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NUS signs MOU with Santander Bank
 

(Left to right): Assoc Prof Hum Sin Hoon, Vice-dean of Undergraduate Studies at NUS Business School, Prof Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School, Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of NUS, Mr Emilio Botin, Chairman, Santander Bank, Ms Ana Wang, Managing Director Santander Universities Asia, and Mr Salvador Medina. Executive Vice-President of Santander Universities Global Division

NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Santander Bank on 22 September. This MOU serves as an agreement for future collaboration towards promotion and improvement of research and educational activities, and exchange programmes for professors and students. It will allow NUS, including the Business School, to have access to universities belonging to the Santander Universities network in the future.

The Santander Bank has set up “Santander Universities network” since 1996 to support higher education as part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy.

To start off, NUS' initial collaboration will involve the University of Los Angeles California (UCLA) and Boston University. This MOU has a duration of three years.

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Dennis Cheek explores the philanthropic phenomenon
 
Dr Dennis Cheek addressing the audience
 

Philanthropic activities have transformed entire sectors of society over time, noted Dr Dennis Cheek, a senior fellow at the Marion Kauffman Foundation. He mentioned this to a captive audience made up of representatives from foundations, non-profit organisations and graduate students on 3 September at NUS Business School.

During his talk, Dr Cheek gave an overview of the history and impact of the philanthropic phenomenon in the USA and the world, with a focus on the works of the Ewing Marion Kauffman and John Templeton foundations.

He highlighted that there has been a long tradition of wealthy families in America engaging in philanthropic activities such as iconic names like Rockefeller, Ford, Hilton, Dell, Gates, Buffett, and Carnegie.

Participants included representatives from organisations such as the International Rice Research Institute (IRR), National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), Lien Center for Social Innovation, Credit Suisse's Wealth Advisory Division and Economic Development Board (EDB). 

The event was very well received, with many participants having commented that Dr Cheek's engaging style gave interesting insights into best practice models in grant giving.

Dr Cheek is also a faculty of the mid-career doctoral program in educational leadership in the Graduate School of Education (GSE), and a lecturer in the Wharton School/GSE joint doctoral program for work-based learning at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored, edited or contributed to over 800 publications and multimedia products.

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Business School staff wins Gold in swimming
 
Ms Linda Gouw receiving her Gold medal at the Inter-Faculty Games
 

Ms Linda Gouw of the School's Global Alumni Network Office clinched a Gold in the recently concluded Inter-Faculty Games on 4 September. She swam the 100m freestyle and won Gold with a new record of 1.34.60 seconds. She also won a Silver medal for 50m freestyle and a Bronze medal for 50m breaststroke.

The unassuming and bubbly sportswoman said she was "just lucky" to have won the Gold. Although luck might have played a small part, Linda's consistent schedule of daily sporting activities has been keeping her in good shape for competitions.

While many people shy away from exercise amidst busy work schedules, Linda has shown that it can be incorporated into our daily lives. "Just start with doing something simple... Once you get used to it, it becomes part of your life," she said.

In addition to swimming, she engages herself in a variety of sports such as diving, running, horse-riding and golfing. She also has a string of impressive sporting achievements to boost.

"Many people find it difficult to believe that I've completed four marathons, or have won skiing competitions because I don't look like a typical sports-person... I also play Taiji... and I think I look more like Kungfu Panda," she said jokingly.

Linda will be representing Singapore at a Taiji competition in Wudang, China, to be held in mid October.

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NUS Business School's faculty's work featured in The Economist
 

The work of NUS Business School's faculty were featured  on 23 September in The Economist. This article, spanning almost three pages, was about how genetics played a pivotal role in the patterns of behaviour that are relevant to business.

 

It mentioned the research of Prof Richard Arvey, Head of the School's Department of Management and Organisation, on how the environment interacts with genes to create behaviours such as entrepreneurship and leadership. In one of the studies, Prof Arvey, together with his team at the School, worked with 1,285 pairs of identical twins and 849 pairs of same-sex fraternal ones, to explain how genes affect the level of extroversion. His study has found that genes affect women more for this trait, implying that “businesswomen are born”.

The article also mentioned the works of Asst Prof Song Zhaoli,  from the School's Department of Management and Organisation. It cited Asst Prof Song's analysis of DNA samples from 123 Singaporean couples to study the relationship between genes and work-related variables, such as job satisfaction. His study has found that people with a particular variant of HTR2A were less likely to experience transient negative moods, than people with two other possible variants of this gene.

Dr Michael Zyphur, a former academic staff at the School's Department of Management and Organisation, was also mentioned in the same article for his work on hormones that might be indicative of behaviour related to business.

The full article is available online at http://www.economist.com/node/17090697

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New faculty join the NUS Business School family
 

The NUS Business School welcomes new faculty to the family in the new academic year.

Dr Zhang Weining
 

Dr Zhang Weining joins the Department of Accounting as an Assistant Professor. He recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. He also holds an MBA in Finance from Western Kentucky University.

Dr Zhang's research interests include areas such as corporate governance, management disclosures, earnings forecasts and executive compensation. His work has been featured in Abacus: A Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business Studies.

 

Dr  Zhu Zinan joins the Department of Accounting as an Assistant Professor. She is a recent Ph.D. graduate from The George Washington University, USA, having obtained MA in Accounting from the same university.

Dr Zhu's research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate disclosures and financial misstatements. Her achievements include Institute for Corporate Responsibility Summer Research Award, Doctoral Fellowship & Scholarship, and Doctoral Research & Teaching Assistantship from The George Washington University.

 
Dr Zhu Zinan
 
Dr Craig Brown
 

Dr Craig Brown joins the Department of Finance as an Assistant Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Michigan, USA. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Dr Brown's research areas include corporate finance, financial intermediation, international finance, and political economy. His research has been featured in publications such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Financial Studies.

 

Dr Yupana Wiwattanakantan joins the Department of Finance and Department of Strategy &  Policy as an  Associate Professor. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. She also holds a MA in Economics from the same university.

Dr Wiwattanakantan's research interests include corporate governance, corporate finance; institutions; firm behaviour and performance; business groups and family firms.

She has written various chapters for books such as Corporate Governance of Banks in Asia, Japan after the Lost Decade, Corporate Governance in East Asian and Japan and Designing Financial Systems in East Asia and Japan. She has also co-authored a book in Japanese titled Corporate Systems in Economic Institutions and Policies. Her research papers have also been featured in numerous publications such as Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business and Pacific Basin Finance Journal.

 
Dr Yupana Wiwattanakantan
Dr Ruolian Fang
 

Dr Ruolian Fang joins the Department of Management & Organisation as an Assistant Professor. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. She has earlier obtained a Master of Science in Management from NUS Business School.

Dr Fang's research interests include social networks, workplace interpersonal aggression, organisational justice, newcomer socialization and entrepreneurship. Her works have been featured in publications such as  Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Business Research.

Dr Matthias Spitzmüeller joins the Department of Management & Organisation as an Assistant Professor. He graduated recently with a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour from Michigan State University, USA. He also holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Dr Spitzmüeller's research focuses on teams and extra-role behaviours in the workplace, such as organizational citizenship behaviours, helping behaviours, and proactive work behaviours. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology.

 
Dr Matthias Spitzmüeller
Dr Dan King
 

Dr Dan King joins the Department of Marketing as an Assistant Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Florida, USA. He also has a MBA from University of Chicago.

Dr King's research interests include behavioural decision theory, goal theory, judgement & decision making, unconscious processes and affect & perception. His works have been featured in publications such as Journal of Consumer Research and Psychological Science.

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BBA Students won third place at NUS-DBS ICC 2010
 
(From left to right) BBA students Kwek Hsien Yao, Amelia Lee, Peh Che Min, Grace Lin and Assoc Prof Hum Sin Hoon, Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Studies at NUS Business School

The Finals of the NUS-DBS International Case Competition 2010 was held at the Hon Sui Sen Auditorium of NUS Business School on 16 September.

This is the second year that the School is organising its flagship international case competition. The 11 participating teams of four students each, in addition to the NUS Business School team, came from top universities of seven other countries.

This competition was held over five days, from 12 - 16 September, and the overseas participants stayed at the Carlton Hotel.

The organisers included an element of surprise by not disclosing the available time for preparation to participants before the competition started. Participants were told of the time given only on the first day of the competition. They had to analyse a business case about Singapore Airlines in the Final round, and give recommendations on how it could maintain its competitive edge.

“...Given the nature of a short eight hour case (for both Prelim and the Final rounds), it was absolutely important that we planned our time well and be able to prioritise our tasks... Competition is especially stiff... and given the fact that we were the home team, the pressure was on us to do well,” said Kwek Hsien Yao, one of the BBA students from the NUS Business School team.

The BBA students indeed did well, having clinched third place in this competition. The top team came from University of South California, Marshall School of Business, and the runner-up team came from Thammasat University.

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BBA students showcased their talents at NUS-Shell Internal Case Competition
 
(From left) Keith Lai, Endi Asmira, Yeow Xin Jie, and Goh Aik Joon, with Mr Leong Wei Hung, Shell General Manager of Supply Southeast Asia.
 

The Final round of NUS-Shell Business Case Competition was held at the Hon Sui Sen Auditorium on the afternoon of 4 September, with semi-finals being held in the morning. The BBA students who have made it to this round had to present their recommendations about the future growth and direction of Sinopec, a large Chinese petroleum and chemical company. They had just 48 hours to prepare and present their findings and analysis to a panel of judges consisting of alumni, academic professors and Shell executives.

Team Genesis, consisting of Endi Asmira, Yeow Xin Jie, Lai Wei Xuan Keith, and Goh Aik Joon, emerged champion.

The competition was held over two weeks. The 75 participating teams of BBA students had five days to prepare an executive summary for the preliminary round. Top 16 teams were then selected to move on to the Semi-Finals and subsequently the top four advanced to the Finals. 

“Problems and frustrations were bound to come along the way, but the most important thing is to always work as a team and to be able think on your feet and respond quickly to situations,” said Stacey Chong, one of the student-organisers of this event.

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Students mingled with potential employers at Relazione
 
Business undergraduates engaging Ms Gina Shin (Campus Recruitment, Human Resources) from Morgan Stanley.

Relazione, the annual BBA Recruitment networking event exclusively for graduating BBA students, was a resounding success. More than 180 students who would be graduating in Dec 2010 or May to July 2011, rubbed shoulders with the 90 recruiters present. It was an excellent opportunity for students to better understand jobs in the various fields of interest, and to create positive impressions for prospective employers.

Teo Zhen Jie, who will soon be graduating with BBA (Honours), said that the event was a good platform to find out more about available positions, so that graduating students would be able to make better-informed career choices.

Relazione was equally fruitful for the participating recruiters. One of the recruiters, Mr Kenneth Wambeck, Partner of Citadel Consulting, highlighted that he found the event an effective way to get to know talents. Recruiters also learned about the preliminary results of a recent study on “Competencies at Work” conducted by Dr Wu Pei Chuan of the Department of Management & Organisation in NUS Business School. The critical competencies of graduates valued by leading companies in Singapore were compiled through in-depth interviews with top business and HR leaders for this study.

The event was held on 1 September at Raffles City Convention Centre - Fairmont Singapore.

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Installation of Hong Kong Alumni Chapter
 

Prof Teo Chung Piaw (front row, third from right), Acting Deputy Dean of NUS Business School, Dr Ker Sin Tze (front row, centre), Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore – China
(Hong Kong SAR), with guests, staff and alumni of the School

NUS Business School Hong Kong Alumni Chapter Installation was held on the evening of 3 September at The Excelsior in Hong Kong.  Dr Ker Sin Tze, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore – China (Hong Kong SAR), Mr Ang Seow Wei,  Deputy Consul-General and Consul of Republic of Singapore, and 12 other guests, including  Ms Carrie Yau, Former Permanent Secretary of Home Affairs and Mr Mike Rowse, Former Director-General, Invest Hong Kong, were present for the event.

Mr Benny Lee, a BBA alumnus from Class of 1976, President, NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA), spoke at the event and invited the alumni to contribute back to the School. He also gave an update about upcoming programmes of the School and the NUSBSA.

The ceremony served to formalise the Hong Kong Alumni Chapter and to acknowledge the appointment of its office bearers. 

Mr Kwik Sam Aik, a BAcc alumnus from Class of 1973, was appointed the President of the  NUS Business School Hong Kong Alumni Chapter. He mentioned in his speech of his hopes to use this event as a platform to engage NUS Business School alumni based in HK, and to raise the profile of the School there. He also expressed his intention for joint events with alumni partners from Hong Kong Universities.

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MBA Class of 2007 Reunion Dinner
 
Assoc Prof Quek Ser Aik (in the foreground, on the right), Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies, mingling with attendees at the reunion
 

MBA graduates from the Class of 2007 came together for a reunion dinner on 27 August at Dallas Restaurant & Bar at Boat Quay.

Prof Teo Chung Piaw, Acting Deputy Dean of the School, welcomed the alumni and asked them to stay connected to the School. Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar, Academic Director of MBA Programme, was also present to give an update on the developments of the MBA programmes.

“I’m extremely happy to see so many familiar faces. It has been a while since I've last seen my ex-classmates.  It’s great that the School’s arranged for us to meet,” said Radhika Zingade, an alumnus from MBA Class of 2007.

Twenty-five alumni from the Class of 2007, together with a few current MBA students, joined in the event. It was a good time of fellowship over food and drinks for everyone present.

“It’s a bit nostalgic actually as I haven’t seen some of my friends for the past three years. It’s  heartwarming to catch up with them in such a casual setting,” commented Abha Uppal, another alumnus from MBA Class of 2007.

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MBA Alumni Club organises Cricket Carnival
 
Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar presenting trophies
at the Cricket Carnival
 

The annual NUS MBA Alumni Cricket Carnival was held on Sunday, 29 August at the Cricket Ground of Singapore Indian Association. Spearheaded by committee members of the NUS MBA Alumni association, this event attracted participation of four NUS teams (one faculty team, two student teams and one alumni team) and four corporate teams (Chemoil, Synergy Shipping, Anglo Eastern Group and Deloitte). The team from Chemoil clinched the Championship trophy for this year.

“It was a Sunday well spent... a bit tiring but the amazing food and fun we had, just beats the whole lazy Sunday thing... The most exciting and adrenaline pumping match was the NUS Cubs 1 versus NUS Cubs 2 (the student teams)... both student teams won one match each,” enthused Raghav Mohan, first-year NUS MBA full-time student, who took part in the game.

The event was free for NUS staff, students and alumni, while corporate teams paid $1,000 each. The students expressed that they were happy to have met alumni and representatives from participating companies over a friendly game of cricket.

Anuj Sahai, Chairperson for this event, expressed his wishes for a bigger event at NUS grounds for Cricket Carnival 2011. 

Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar, Academic Director of MBA Programme at the School, presented trophies to the winners.

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Mandarin Management Forum - "Crushed by the Titans?"
 

The sixth Mandarin Management forum was held on the afternoon of 18 September at the NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House. It was very well-received, with more than 120 attendees coming to listen to the speakers share about how businesses can succeed in today's competitive environment.

One of the speakers, Mr Andrew Tjioe, Executive Chairman of Tung Lok Restaurants Ltd, shared about how he transformed Tung Lok chain of restaurants to be “Cheaper, Better, Faster”. He highlighted Tung Lok's journey of constant innovation to become one of the leading Chinese restaurant chains in the region. Under his leadership, the Group has grown significantly over the last 26 years and now owns and manages more than 30 restaurants in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan and India.

 
Mr Andrew Tjioe (left), Executive Chairman of Tung Lok Restaurants Ltd, Mr Tan Jin Heng (centre), Executive Director of CNA-HTE Vietnam Co Ltd, with Assoc Prof Tan Soo Jiuan of NUS Business School

The other speaker, Mr Tan Jin Heng, Executive Director of CNA-HTE Vietnam Co Ltd, also shared thoughts on success factors for businesses, citing the experience of his company.

CNA-HTE Vietnam Co Ltd is one of the leading engineering contractors, and it provides a comprehensive range of services from design, production, installation and maintenance solutions for the construction industry in Vietnam.

The discussion in this forum was moderated by Assoc Prof Tan Soo Jiuan, Department of Marketing.

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Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations
 
Alumni and their family members enjoying the games at Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations
 

The very first Mid-Autumn celebration at the Mochtar Riady Building was held in  the evening of 21 September.  Organised by the Mandarin Alumni department of the School's Global Alumni Network Office, the event attracted 46 alumni and their family members.

Prof Teo Chung Piaw, Acting Deputy Dean of the School, joined in to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and savoured delicious moon cakes, together with the alumni.

Participants enjoyed playing games and answering Chinese riddles while they helped themselves to dinner, followed by a lucky-draw.
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Alumni in Eastern China got together at Taihu
 
Alumni from Eastern China Alumni Network at the Taihu gathering in Suzhou
 

Four clubs under NUS Business School Eastern China Alumni Network and Class APEXC2000 jointly organised the 2010 Taihu Gathering on 11-12 September  at Taihu Yacht & Golf Club in Suzhou.

Chaired by Mr Zhou Bin (APEXC 2000), Executive President of Asia Advanced Forgings Pte. Ltd., and Mr Ni Hao (MBAC 2000), Senior Tax Consultant of Siemens (China) Co., Ltd., the event began with the launches of all four clubs under Eastern China Alumni Network. Respective leaders of Business Connect Club,  Golf Club,  One Earth One Home Club and  Reading Club of the Alumni Network encouraged fellow alumni to participate in their events.

The event continued with a forum organised by the Business Connect Club on the topic “Today’s Singapore is our Tomorrow? The Impact of Government Transformation on Economy and How Businesses Can Deal with such Changes”.

Following that, Mr Luan Jianghong (APEXC 2004), Vice President of McDonald’s China Co., Ltd., also gave a speech on “The Impact of China’s Government Reform on Business World”.

Next, Mr Chen Jianguang (APEXC 2009), founder of Sunshine Educational Foundation, noted in his speech, “The idea of this foundation comes from NUS...  I was somewhat making my contributions (to charity).  However, it wasn’t systematic...  Thus, I shared my idea with my classmates on setting up a trusted charity platform, which will be open to our alumni.” Taking this opportunity, the Reading Club also called for the donation of children’s books, which would be sent to the schools sponsored by Sunshine Educational Foundation.

There were also activities on the night of 11 September before the participating alumni rested for the day.

Alumni after a game of golf at Taihu gathering
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  SCHOOL NEWS
  Mochtar Riady Building officially opens in a grand way
  Singapore President Mr S. R. Nathan visits NUS Business School
  NUS Business School moves up in EIU Ranking
  NUS signs MOU with Santander Bank
  Dennis Cheek explores the philanthropic phenomenon
  Business School staff wins Gold in swimming

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FACULTY NEWS
NUS Business School's faculty's work featured in The Economist
New faculty join the NUS Business School family
 
STUDENT NEWS
BBA Students won Third place at NUS-DBS ICC 2010
BBA students showcased their talents at NUS-Shell Internal Case Competition
Students mingled with potential employers at Relazione
 
ALUMNI NEWS
Installation of Hong Kong Alumni Chapter
MBA Class of 2007 Reunion Dinner
MBA Alumni Club organises Cricket Carnival
Mandarin Management Forum - "Crushed by the Titans?"
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations
 
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