Victor and William Fung Foundation


Changing Leadership: The Role of Young Leaders in the Contest of Globalisation

The Fung Scholars Leadership Conference 2010 was held on 3 October 2010 at the Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel (Hong Kong) with the theme “Changing Leadership: The Role of Young Leaders in the Context of Globalization”.
Dr. Victor Fung, Chairman of Victor and William Fung Foundation, delivered the opening remarks followed by a keynote speech and case illustration by Prof. Richard M. Locke, Professor of Management and Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Globalization and other fundamental changes in the business environment give rise to new challenges which require new thinking. Young leaders are facing issues like: manage cross-cultural/ cross-national teams; lead in a distributed/networked organization; succeed in a world of volatility and climate change.

The Conference was atten
ded by over 120 Fung Scholars and Fung Fellows coming from Hong Kong, Beijing, Xiamen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Singapore, New York, Boston and Princeton. There were about 50 Fung Scholars on the waiting list. It was heartening to see the participation of so many young and bright future leaders. In order to engage Fung Scholars abroad in the Leadership Conference, Victor and William Fung Foundation arranged live webcast facility and questions could be posted on-line. The Q&A session saw the active participation of the Fung Scholars.

The Fung Scholars found the theme of the Conference relevant to them and were very much impressed by the speaker’s speeches. And they appreciated the chance to meet and interact with other Fung Scholars and Fung Fellows.
Two Fung Scholars, Ms. Lorrine Choi of The University of Hong Kong (FS2009-10) and Mr. Mark Lock of Princeton University (FS2009-10) were invited to be the Masters of Ceremony.