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HKU FinTech Day 2021

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Tech for Inclusive Growth

5 Nov, 2021 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm HKT

The public usually associates FinTech or TechFin with the technology that reshapes or changes the financial industry. More attention should be paid to the ultimate goal of technology and financial advancement to improve people’s living quality and promote socio-economic development. Professor Chen Lin of HKU Business School invites four prominent industry leaders to share their thoughts with great depth under the theme of Technology and Inclusive Growth. Hongbing Gao (Alibaba Group, AliResearch), Bing Ma (Tencent), Pingping Ren (iFlytek) and Shihua Yang (Nongjin Puhui International Holdings Limited) explore how technology can help empower finance to tackle inequity to enhance the quality of life, promote employment opportunities, alleviate poverty, and create a more liveable environment. Audience can expect to learn from the forerunners of how FinTech change the world from multiple perspectives. This discussion is delivered in Mandarin only.


Professor Chen Lin (Panel Chair)

Professor Chen Lin is the Chair of Finance and Stelux Professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he also serves as Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange) of HKU Business School, Director of Centre for Financial Innovation and Development, Director of HKU-PKU DBA Programme, and Associate Director of HKU-SCF FinTech Academy.  Professor Lin is also a member of the Currency Board Committee of the Hong Kong Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, Council of Advisors and Research Fellow at HKIMR of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Fintech Advisory Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). He has been invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in economics. Professor Lin has published more than 50 articles in top finance, accounting, management, law and economics journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies.  His papers received various awards and were cited by international media and policy reports such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Report.

About the speakers

Gao Hongbing, Vice President, Alibaba Group and Director, AliResearch

Ma Bin, Vice President, Tencent

Ren Pingping, Vice President, iFLYTEK

Yang Shihua, CEO, Nongjin Puhui International Holdings Limited


The speakers are students of the HKU-PKU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme.

About the HKU Business School


HKU Business School strives to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic and relevant research to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the new Asia-led economy. As Asia’s premier international business school, we engage leading scholars from all corners of the globe and they instil in the students global knowledge with an Asian perspective. HKU Business School is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The Doctor of Business Administration Programme is jointly offered by HKU Business School and the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University. The programme aims to nurture responsible and ambitious entrepreneurs through rigorous academic training, empowering them to navigate and thrive in this dynamic and uncertain world. The programme is designed to help students develop their analytical skills, foster their strategic creativity, cultivate their innovative minds, and enrich their management knowledge.  Graduates of the DBA Programme will be inspired and empowered to be world-class leaders, leading their way to success with strategic global vision and excellent research expertise.

Supporting organisations, programme and platform

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