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Highlights of 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program

Highlights of 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019

The Asia Global Institute is now inviting applications for its 2020 AsiaGlobal Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary and intensive leadership development initiative designed for mid-career professionals from around the world. Check out the program highlights.

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Nurturing future leaders and influencers with deep understanding of global issues from Asian perspectives is a core mission of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program. The Asia Global Institute arranges company visits for the Fellows to provide them with opportunities to interact with leaders from all walks of life.
Visiting the Li & Fung office in Hong Kong, the Fellows had a stimulating discussion with Dr Victor Fung, Chairman of the Fung Group, on the development of the Greater Bay Area in China and how the business model of the company evolves to ride on new digital trends to create the supply chain of the future.  
Dr Fung is Asia Global Institute’s Advisory Board Co-chair. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Government's Economic Development Commission and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. Dr Fung holds independent non-executive Directorships with China Petrochemical Corporation (People's Republic of China), Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koc Holding A S (Turkey).

Through the Asia Global Institute’s network, weekly lectures conducted by scholars and inspiring leaders from around the world were arranged for AsiaGlobal Fellows.

Pamela Mar, Director Sustainability, Fung Group, and Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Futures, Fung Academy Hong Kong, spoke on the sustainable supply chain and the social and environmental aspects of supply chains in the digital economy. 

Pamela runs the Fung Academy’s programs that create key capabilities supporting sustainable, competitive advantage, in the supply chains of Fung Group companies. She also helps manage sustainability strategies and practices for the Group as a whole. In both roles, she seeks to accelerate the Group’s shift towards more sustainable business models, in order to mitigate key environmental and social risks, as well as open up sustainable, competitive advantage for the Group.

To enable AsiaGlobal Fellows to gain first-hand experience in Asian cultures and perspectives, the program conducted a India study trip in October.

During the study trip in Delhi, the Fellows visited the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), one of the top and oldest premier institutes in India. Through the insightful discussions with IIT Delhi, our Fellows understood how IIT Delhi is one of the leading global technology universities that provides a transformative education to create leaders and innovators, and generates new knowledge for society and industry.

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