Beijing Executive Leadership Programme Summary


The Programme got off to a great start in Beijing last Thursday, with its first session on Government Affairs.


Professor LIU Jing kicked things off by giving the participants a thorough overview of how politics and the economy are affecting companies’ performance in the market - from the country’s ambitions to escape the Middle-Income Trap to international competition for key talent and contending with an ageing population.


The session then moved to an expert panel consisting of Adele Ma (Chief Representative, Jardine Matheson – China), Dr LI Jie (Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover – China), and QU Min (Managing Director, Asia-Pacific – Cambridge Assessment English) on how they have developed over the course of their careers in government relations and what it takes to excel in the industry.

Finally, participants were asked to form teams and navigate a fictional company’s path through a government affairs crisis involving the Ministry of Commerce, a Parliamentary Select Committee Enquiry, a pushy press, and an unhappy local Chinese stakeholder.


The first session was delivered in partnership with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and leant on the school’s expertise in government affairs and accounting, particularly regarding foreign investment into and around China.

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