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Issue: September 2012 Back to Main | Archive
NUS EMBA Alumni elected as Chairman and Secretary-General of EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance

Zhang Runbin(APEX-C, 2004)
Alumni of NUS Business School, Zhang Runbin (APEX-C, 2004) and Liu Wuli (Peking University-NUS MBA, 2002), have respectively been elected as Chairman, and Secretary-General of the EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance, an alliance of outdoor clubs for executive MBA alumni from 15 business schools across China and abroad.

Liu Wuli (Peking University-NUS MBA, 2002)

The EMBA Outdoor Sports Alliance serves as a platform to connect Shanghai-based EMBA alumni who have graduated from various business schools in Asia.

Alumni Business Forum Explores the Secrets of Change Management

Some 50 members of the Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) and business professionals attended a ‘Change Management’ forum hosted by NUS Business School and Business Club in late August. The alumni hailed from various cohorts, from as far back as the BBA Class of 1991 to the most recent 2012 Asia-Pacific Executive MBA cohort.

The forum discussed the increasing need for change and innovation among Chinese businesses amidst the global downturn. At a panel discussion, Mr Ma Zheren, Tencent’s President of the Strategic Development Division, spoke about how the internet company had embarked on innovation which involved his team managing change.. 

Quipped Zhou Bin, APEX-C alumnus (2001) and moderator for the session: “To change, we take the risk of collapse. However, if we remain unchanged, we are giving up the chance of survival.”

Reading Club Activities Popular with Alumni

Organised by the Reading Clubs of the alumni networks in China, these activities have proved to be popular among our alumni.

ECAN’s Gastronomic Reflections on Food

What can you learn from food that can be applied to your business? This and other topics were discussed at a Reading Club event hosted by the Eastern China Alumni Network (ECAN) in late August.

About 30 ECAN participants shared their views on culture, knowledge and life, based on the topic of food as written in the book, “饮膳随缘”, which combines history with the myths and origins of food ingredients, as well as cooking techniques.

A lively debate from NCAN’s Reading Club event
On a cool afternoon in mid-August, 20 alumni and guests gathered at an alumnus’ courtyard in Beijing to discuss the lessons from a book titled “答案永远在现场”, in the first event organised by the Northern China Alumni Network (NCAN) Reading Club.

The session turned out to be a two-and-a-half hour session of lively debate, with participants coming away with new insights such as, everyone has his own challenges and limitations to overcome; and the need to be very focused in pursuing one’s goals.

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