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Asia Society & Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Leadership Series
Program Start 7:00pm
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present the second program of our Leadership Series in partnership with Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA. This March, in honor of Women’s history month, live by webinar we present three female KH leaders who have transitioned from their banking and corporate careers to the dynamic, growing art sector both in Hong Kong and globally. Together they will discuss their evolving careers and the role that their KH MBA played in helping them pursue their passion in the arts. They will also examine the responsibility of art and its countless functions within the cultural ecosystem, including using art as an alternative investment. Moderated by art collector Michael Yong-Haron, he will be joined in conversation with art advisor Lilly Chan, Executive Director of ASHK, S. Alice Mong, and founder and owner of Galerie Ora-Ora Dr. Henrietta Tsui-Leung. Lilly Chan will join the webinar live from the US East Coast while Henrietta, Alice, and Michael will take part live from Hong Kong.
Kellogg-HKUST is well-regarded as a pre-eminent Executive MBA program and has been ranked number 1 in the world 9 times by the Financial Times. With 23 years of history, it now has over 1000 alumni, many in leadership positions across a wide spectrum of industries with local to regional and global expertise. Each of our talks will take the form of a panel discussion comprised of thought leaders on a broad range of topics, both current and of public interest.
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Lilly Chan (Class of 2010)transitioned into the Arts Management world after a decade in the financial services industry. At the age of eleven, Lilly was obsessed with drawing horses. She quickly realized why. They were bold and free, and the creative process was liberating. It was then that her appreciation for the Arts became a lifelong journey. Lilly’smost recent corporate role was Managing Director of Asia with Phillips Auctioneers. Prior to Phillips, Lilly was with Christie’s as the Global Managing Director of the Asian Art department. Today, Lilly spends her time advising art and cultural institutions on strategy, marketing, and business transformation. As a board member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and advisor to Asia Society New York’s first Asian Art Triennial – ‘We Do Not Dream Alone’, Lilly is supporting the mission to make art accessible to all.
S. Alice Mong (Class of 1999) became Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center in 2012. She was previously based in New York for almost a decade in the non-profit sector, as Director of the Museum of Chinese in America and Executive Director of the Committee of 100, a Chinese-American non-profit membership organization. Alice began her career at the Ohio Department of Development, and later became Managing Director of the Ohio Office of East and Southeast Asia based in Hong Kong. She also worked for Hang Lung Property Group.
With a corporate finance background in Real Estate and Public Sector, Dr. Henrietta Tsui-Leung (Class of 2004) pioneered and unified the Hong Kong art gallery scene, and established the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association in 2012 with a group of galleries. Henrietta has successfully launched the international careers of a number of Chinese artists, building major exhibition opportunities at international museums and art fairs. She has had a decisive impact on the evolution of ink, bringing artists of diverse vision, concept and media to new audiences. Henrietta obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Economics from Queens University, and an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST. In 2018, she completed her PhD degree in Art Theory and Criticism at China’s Academy for Art Industries, Shanghai University and is appointed as senior research specialist in China Art Economics Institute. Due to her unique background in business and art, she is regularly invited to speak as a thought leader and write academic papers on contemporary ink, the global art market, art as an investment, valuations, art licensing and art finance.
Michael Yong-Haron (Class of 2008) was born into a family of artists and designers and his upbringing has been intertwined with the world of arts and culture. He believes that art is the foundation and fabric of society. Together with his wife, he founded the Michael & Saniza Collection that supports contemporary Chinese ink artists, women artists and artists who raise meaningful dialogue of the world around us. He is a founding patron of the M+ Museum. He is also an active volunteer at KeenAble Creations that helps disabled artists in art therapy and vocational training. He also supports the United World College art students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Visual Arts programme.
Jointly presented by the Asia Society and Kellogg-HKUST
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