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Spring 2014 Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum

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Hong Kong at a Cross Road: What Strategic Choices Does it Have Amidst China’s Internationalization?

Charles Li
Chief Executive,
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Moderated by Shang-Jin Wei
N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy
Director, Chazen Institute of International Business
Columbia Business School

Hong Kong has long been the meeting place of the East and the West and has benefited from it.  With the accelerated pace of China’s economic reform, will Hong Kong’s advantage be compromised? And what opportunities will it bring to Hong Kong and its markets? In his talk, Mr. Charles Li, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and a veteran in financial industry, will share his insights on Hong Kong’s role and future. 

About the Speaker
Charles Li is Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx).  Mr. Li has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, including in corporate and securities law practices, corporate finance and advisory services in Hong Kong, the Mainland and New York.

Before joining HKEx, Mr. Li was chairman of JP Morgan Chase China.  Mr. Li has also worked for Merrill Lynch and was president of Merrill Lynch China.  Before moving to Merrill Lynch in 1994, he practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood.

Mr. Li worked as an offshore oil worker in the north China sea prior to college, and a newspaper editor-reporter for China Daily from 1984-1986. He obtained a BA degree from Xiamen University of China in 1984, a MA degree from the University of Alabama in 1988 and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York in 1991.

About the Forum
The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School promotes the academic study and professional understanding of China's economy and business practices. By bringing recognized business leaders and policy makers to New York to share their perspectives on this vital region, the Sir Gordon Wu Speaker Forum informs and engages Columbia Business School faculty, students and alumni through an active dialogue about China and its prospects in the 21st century. The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School was made possible by the generosity of Sir Gordon Wu and the Wu family.

March 6th, 2014 6:00 PM
The Columbia Club
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
United States
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