The annual Advisory Board meeting of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management was held at the Main Building of Tsinghua University on October 29, 2009.
At the meeting, Professor QIAN Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua SEM reported to the members about major progresses made by the School during the past year; Assistant Dean GAO Jian briefed the participants on the new Tsinghua MBA curriculum and the China Business Case Center.
The board members held discussions concerning further development of Tsinghua SEM.
In the afternoon, Chinese State Councilor LIU Yandong met with overseas members attending this year’s meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Liu expressed gratitude to the board members for their contributions in promoting the country's economic and social development as well as university education advancement; Liu also applauded the members' efforts in promoting exchanges and cooperation between China and renowned global corporations as well as overseas universities.
(LIU Yandong held talks with overseas members of the advisory board:
LIU Yandong(second from right); John Thorton (second from left); ZhOU Ji (right); H. Lee Scott, Jr.(left))
Liu also talked about China's current economic situation and development progress during the past six decades. ZHOU Ji, Chinese minister of education was present at the meeting.
Tsinghua SEM Advisory Board was established in 2000. Members of the Board are made up of elite business leaders, visionary government officials and renowned scholars from internationally renowned businesses and academic institutions. Former Premier ZHU Rongji is the Honorary Chairman of the Board. Mr. Henry M. Paulson Jr., US Secretary of the Treasury and former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, is the founding Chairman of the Board (2000-2002). Lord John Browne, Group Chief Executive of BP p.l.c. serves as the second Chairman of the Advisory Board (2003-2007). The third Chairman is H. Lee Scott, Jr., president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.. (2007-2009). At this year’s meeting. John Thorton, Guest Professor and Director of Global Leadership Program at Tsinghua University and former Co-President of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was elected as the Board’s fourth Chairman.
Members attending the 2009 annual meeting of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management:
Sir John Bond
Chairman, Vodafone Group PLC
Former Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings PLC
Chief Executive Officer, Astra Zeneca
Lord Browne of Madingley
Former Group Chief Executive, BP PLC
Michael T. Duke
President&CEO, Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
Victor K. Fung
Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group of Companies
Christopher B. Galvin
Chairman & Co-Founder, Harrison Street Capital LLC
Former Chairman & CEO, Motorola
President & CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; President & CEO, Renault S.A.
President & Chairman, Foxconn Technology Group
Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO, C. V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Former Chairman & CEO, AIG
President, Tsinghua University
Chairman, China Construction Bank
Executive Director & CEO, Temasek Holdings Private Limited
Irwin Mark Jacobs
Co-Founder and Director, Qualcomm Incorporated
President & CEO, Royal Philips Electronics
Chairman, PCCW Ltd.
President & CEO, Legend Holdings Ltd.
Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
Chairman, China Investment Corporation
Chairman, Luksic Group
CEO, Flextronics International
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Dean, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
James J. Schiro
CEO, Zurich Financial Services
Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman & CEO, Blackstone
H. Lee Scott, Jr.
Former President and CEO, Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board, Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
John L. Thornton
Guest Professor & Director, Global Leadership Program, Tsinghua University
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Brookings Institution
Former Co-President, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Former President, Tsinghua University
Chairman, Esquel Group
Former Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Governor, The People’s Bank of China