The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has appointed Clifford Chiu, '82 as the first Distinguished Executive-in-Residence for the Hong Kong campus. Since mid-January, Chiu has participated in the Hong Kong campus intellectual life, meeting with current students and alumni, and sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience he has acquired over the course of his career.
Chiu is a senior adviser at Neuberger Berman Group and at Angelo, Gordon & Co., as well as a non-executive director of Hsin Chong Construction Group and Cambium Learning Group. He retired last year as a partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., where he led capital raising and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region.
A member of the market development committee of the Financial Services Development Council and the investment committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District, Chiu also participates in a wide range of government, community and philanthropic work in Hong Kong, including serving as a director of the Hospital Authority's Tseung Kwan O Hospital and St. James Settlement; and a partner/mentor of technology incubator The Capital Factory in Austin, Texas.
"I am pleased to have Clifford as the first Distinguished Executive in Residence for the Hong Kong campus," says Richard Johnson, managing director of Chicago Booth's Executive MBA Program Asia.
"The purpose of the Distinguished Executive-in-Residence role is to allow some of our most successful, eminent alumni to engage in a meaningful way with our current students and alumni—sharing the wealth of knowledge they have acquired over the course of their careers, providing coaching, guidance and related support. We are extremely fortunate and thankful that Clifford has agreed to take on this role for us in Hong Kong."
Based in Hong Kong, Chiu will work closely with Booth's Executive MBA students onthe Hong Kong campus. In addition to holding presentations to share with students his experience and knowledge in the financial services industry, he also will serve as a speaker, moderator, or emcee in upcoming Chicago Booth events.
"I look forward to rolling up my sleeves to mentor this inaugural class of accomplished Chicago Booth Executive MBA students based in Hong Kong," Chiu says.