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Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities Hong Kong, October 13-15, 2011

Co-Chair Profile: Ronnie Chan

Co-chair of the 2011 USC Global Conference and a USC Trustee, Ronnie Chan is chairman of Hang Lung Group, which has been a leader in Hong Kong’s commercial property market for over 40 years.  He is also co-founder of the Morningside group, which owns and manages companies around the world that focus on manufacturing, public transport, media, healthcare, and biotech investments.

In Hong Kong and mainland China, Mr. Chan is chairman of the executive committee of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, vice president of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a governing member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, and an advisor to the China Development Research Foundation.  He is a former government appointed non-executive director of The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, and the chairman emeritus of the Asia Business Council.  Internationally, Mr. Chan is vice chairman of the Board of the Asia Society, a founding trustee of the African-Asian Society, and a director of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Committee of 100, and a former member of the governing board of the World Economic Forum.  He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published articles in the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, The Japan Times, and The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Mr. Chan is involved in numerous educational endeavors: he is a trustee of China Foreign Affairs University, a court member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a governing member of the Indian School of Business, and the founder of the China Heritage Fund, which restores cultural relics in China.  Ronnie Chan earned his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.  In 2009, USC recognized Mr. Chan’s years of contributions to the university with the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award, USC’s highest alumni honor.

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Under the banner of “Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities,” USC hosts its 2011 Global Conference in Hong Kong Oct. 13 to 15. Remarks by USC president C. L. Max Nikias and a keynote address by Thomas L. Friedman set the stage for a program of leading experts providing global perspectives on technologies and the economy, global health and the environment, and governance and cultural landscapes. Follow us on Twitter #USCHK.