At our Asia campus, you'll enjoy The Ivey Experience in full. Our team works closely with our over 300 staff and faculty in Canada to deliver the 'pure Ivey' experience. As a result, our Asia cohorts earn a world-class degree that is truly equivalent in every respect to one from our Canadian campus. Meet our Asia team here.
Team Member Information
Professor Chris WH Chan
Professor & Associate Dean, Asia
Chris WH Chan is Professor and Associate Dean of Ivey Business School, and faculty director of executive education for Ivey. He has held leadership roles at renowned universities with advanced and extensive experience in graduate business education and corporate executive development.
Prior to joining Ivey Business School, he was Professor of Accounting at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, and Dean of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute in Singapore. At Cornell, Professor Chan was responsible for the brand elevation and growth of Cornell University’s Master of Management program, as well as represented Cornell in developing alumni and corporate relations in Asia.
Before his relocation to Singapore, Professor Chan was Assistant Dean and Director of MBA programs at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he was responsible for MBA brand development, marketing and admissions, financial and program management, academic affairs, and corporate and media relations. Under his leadership, the HKU MBA was ranked by The Economist, "Which MBA?" as No. 1 in Asia in 2010 and 2011. HKU MBA is also ranked No. 29 (average rank No. 32 over three previous years) in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2014. In 2009, Professor Chan was one of five professors awarded the prestigious university-wide Outstanding Teaching Award by the University of Hong Kong.
Based in Hong Kong, Professor Chan has more than 19 years of consulting and executive education experience in corporate talent and development (T&D) working with regional corporate universities. His work includes development and delivery of custom and consortium L&D programs for multinationals in the region, as well as public sector organizations in Hong Kong and Singapore. A sample of his corporate clients includes LVMH, Agricultural Bank of China, Chow Tai Fook, Manulife, NTT Com, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, A.S. Watson Group, Wal-mart, Esquel Group, Swire Group, ABN-Amro Bank, China MinSheng Bank, Hutchison Ports, HSBC, Central Bank of Bahrain, Lucent Technologies, Roche, General Mills, Hong Kong Government Civil Service Bureau, SGS, Shui On Land, TAL, New World Mobility, Asia Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post.
Director, Operations and Business Development
Carol Zheng has strong experience as senior consultant and senior client director with international executive education/consulting firms. In these previous roles, Carol was responsible for business development, client relationship building, custom learning solutions design, and has closed regional deals with clients in various industries.
Her other previous roles include Learning and Development/Training Manager for Swire Beverages/Heineken Far East, etc.
Carol holds an MBA from a top Australian university. Carol is responsible for developing client relationships and promoting Ivey’s Executive Education.
Director, Ivey Case Center (Asia)
Lydia is the Director of Ivey Case Centre (Asia) based in Hong Kong.
As a seasoned marketing and strategy executive of 18+ years of professional experiences, Lydia has held senior leadership roles at various leading industry players within the commercial sector, such as Huawei, South China Morning Post (SCMP), Damco, and Motorola Asia-Pacific.
Since 2012, Lydia has taken on a different path as inspired and driven by her passion in teaching and serving the society in need. In the last couple of years, she has worked with and consulted various local and international NGOs in the area of marketing, branding, fundraising, and strategic review while teaching marketing part-time at HKU SPACE. Her most recent role before joining Ivey was the Director of Global Initiatives at Booth Business School of University of Chicago in Hong Kong. She has also been recently appointed as a member of the Board of the Nesbitt Centre, a NGO dedicated to the provision of integrated and person-centered opportunities for English-speaking adults with learning disabilities.
Lydia is an Ivey’s EMBA alumnus and received her degree in 2002.
Senior Program Manager, Executive Education
Finance & Administration Manager