News & Highlights

  • December 2016
  • Alumni News

Alumni Leading Change - Setting the Standard for Commercial Success

As chairman of Esquel Group, Marjorie Yang (MBA 1976) oversees one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-end cotton shirts. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Esquel employs 57,000 people at 35 plants and offices worldwide. The company earned approximately $1.5 billion in revenue in 2015 from serving top brands, including Hugo Boss, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren.
  • November 2016
  • School News

China IFC: Global Access, Global Perspective

The Business of Going Global, China-Style, one of six Immersive Field Courses in the MBA Program’s Elective Curriculum in 2016, was designed and led by two faculty members with extensive knowledge of the region. Willy C. Shih, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice, and William C. Kirby, the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, developed the course to introduce students to a cross section of Chinese industry and commerce while also providing a deeper dive into a particular sector.
  • November 2016
  • Alumni News

Three Former HBS Classmates Improving Life in Jakarta

The key to making life in Jakarta a little easier is speeding access to both places and services. With more than $1 billion of investor funding between them, three former HBS classmates—Nadiem Makarim of Go-Jek and Anthony Tan and Hooi Ling Tan of Grab (all MBA 2011)—are doing this through competing on-demand ride services, seizing on the fast-growing use of smartphones in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to reach wealthy and technologically savvy consumers fed up with gridlock and delay.

New Research on the Region

  • December 2016
  • Case

Elders Limited

By: Forest L. Reinhardt and Dawn H. Lau

  • December 2016
  • Case

Blue Sky: Investing in Water

By: Forest L. Reinhardt and Dawn H. Lau

  • October 2016
  • Case

Yili Group: Building a Global Dairy Company

By: William C. Kirby and Nancy Hua Dai

From its humble beginnings as a local Chinese dairy company, the Inner Mongolia Yili Group has become one of the largest dairy companies in the world. To achieve this Yili has aggressively expanded its footprint overseas including building the world’s largest integrated dairy production base in New Zealand and forming R&D partnerships in Europe and North America. As the company continues its growth in the context of a slowing Chinese economy, how can Yili integrate its new global resources and supply chain to meet local market needs and become a top five global dairy company in the process?

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Shanghai Staff

Jingsheng Huang
Managing Director and Executive Director, Harvard Center Shanghai
Nancy Dai
Assistant Director for Research
Zelene Ni
Program Manager
Tracy Qin
Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Tang
Program Coordinator
Vina Tang
Program Coordinator

Hong Kong Staff

Kitty Chow
Executive Secretary
Dawn Lau
Senior Researcher
Connie Yeung
Office Manager
Anthony Woo
Researcher

Singapore Staff

Essie Alamsyah
Senior Researcher