The 2010 annual meeting of the Advisory Board of SEM took place on the morning of October 21, 2010 in the main building of Tsinghua University, only one day after the fourth Tsinghua Management Global Forum.
The meeting was hosted by the Board’s Chairman John L. Thornton. Dean QIAN Yingyi of SEM first reviewed achievements of the School in the past year, followed by two reports on undergraduate curriculum reform and entrepreneurship education, made by Associate Dean BAI Chong-en and Assistant Dean GAO Jian of SEM respectively.
Vice Premier LI Keqiang meeting with SEM Advisory Board
In the afternoon, LI Keqiang, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, met with SEM Advisory Board members at Zhongnanhai.
LI Keqiang encouraged the Advisory Board members to contribute to the development of China by bringing about collaborations in areas such as scientific and technological education. He also answered questions raised by the Board members, saying that despite the economic boom after the Reform and Opening up, the per capita income of China is still low. The development is yet to be balanced, and there is a lack of high-level innovative talents. China will continue to strive for long-term, stable economic growth, contributing to the prosperity of the world as a whole.
Present at the meeting were also GU Binglin, President of Tsinghua University, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board, WANG Dazhong, former President of Tsinghua University, and ZHAO Chunjun, former Dean of SEM, both members of the Board, as well as SEM’s current Dean QIAN Yingyi.
LI Keqiang and Board members at Zhongnanhai
Under the initiative of founding Dean ZHU Rongji, the Advisory Board of Tsinghua SEM was established in October 2000. The Board is composed of more than 50 Chairmen, Directors and CEOs of top domestic or international enterprises, Deans of prestigious business schools, as well as renowned governmental leaders. Before Thornton, Henry M. Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former Chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, Lord Browne of Madingley, former Group Chief Executive of BP, and H. Lee Scott, former President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, all served as Board Chairman successively.
The Advisory Board having its 11th meeting at Tsinghua
Since the founding of the Board, the members have been providing supports to the School. Among many things, they have been suggesting developmental strategies, facilitating international collaborations, and supporting the establishment of research centers.
Board members at the meeting taking a picture under the motto of Tsinghua University
A list of Advisory Board members present at the 2010 annual meeting:
Lord Browne of Madingley
Former Group Chief Executive, BP PLC
John L. Thornton
Guest Professor and Director, Global Leadership Program, Tsinghua University
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Brookings Institution
President, Tsinghua University
Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Sir John Bond
Chairman, Vodafone Group PLC
Former Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings PLC
Michael T. Duke
President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Christopher B. Galvin
Chairman and Co-Founder, Harrison Street Capital LLC
Former Chairman and CEO, Motorola
Thomas H. Glocer
CEO, Thomson Reuters
Founder and President, Foxconn Technology Group
Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman and CEO, C. V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Former Chairman and CEO, AIG
CEO, the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Chairman, China Construction Bank
Executive Director and CEO, Temasek Holdings
Irwin Mark Jacobs
Co-Founder and Director, Qualcomm Inc.
Former Chairman, State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission
Jay O. Light
Former Dean, Harvard Business School
Chairman and President, Legend Holdings Ltd.
Chairman, Luksic Group
State Councilor and Secretary-General of the State Council, People’s Republic of China
CEO, Flextronics International
Chairman, Nokia Corporation
Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Managing Director, the Carlyle Group
Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business
John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman and CEO, Blackstone
Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Corporation
Joseph M. Tucci
Chairman, President and CEO, EMC Corporation
Former President, Tsinghua University
Chairman, Esquel Group
Former Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University