Prof Chris Chan Joins Speakers Connect

We at Speakers Connect is most delighted to have Professor Chris Chan, Dean, Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI), Professor of Accounting, Cornell University joining us!

Professor ChrisChris Chan Chan is Professor of Accounting at Cornell University and Dean of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI). From November in this new role, Professor Chan will provide academic, intellectual, strategic, and administrative leadership to the institute and further elevate the Cornell and CNI brand in Asia. As one of very few Ivy-League business schools that award postgraduate degrees in Asia, Cornell University offers a prestigious 12-month Master of Management (MMH) program through CNI. Professor Chan is based in Singapore and travels frequently throughout Asia.

Professor Chan was previously Associate Professor of Accounting as well as Assistant Dean and Director of MBA programs at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he was responsible for brand development, marketing and admissions, financial and program management, academic and student affairs, and industry and media relations. Under his leadership, the HKU MBA has become one of the top three programs in Asia. Professor Chan has extensive teaching experience for various MBA Programs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, and Sydney, including such courses as Accounting for Business Decisions, Corporate Finance, Management Control, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility.


For his teaching innovations and effectiveness, Professor Chan was one of five professors at HKU who were awarded the prestigious Outstanding Teaching Award by The University of Hong Kong in 2009.–‐excellence–‐awards/teas2009/ota2009/ This award recognizes excellence in teaching and engagement with students and their learning, and in curriculum design, renewal and innovation. Professor Chan has also won the Business Faculty’s Outstanding Teacher Award twice between 2004 and 2008. Before joining The University of Hong Kong in 1999, he was a tenured faculty at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Chan has a diverse consulting and executive education portfolio with a wide range of companies in the Asia–Pacific region. His work has focused on strategic brand development, financial performance metrics, corporate governance, social responsibility, and sustainability. He has also developed corporate business cases and/or taught executive education courses for a number of clients including LVMH, ABN Amro Bank, China MinSheng Bank, Lucent Technologies, Agilent Technologies, General Mills, Hong Kong Government Civil Service Bureau, SGS, TAL, Shangrila Hotels, New World Mobility, and South China Morning Post.  

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