World Class Faculty

Leading for Success 8-day Consortium Program

Develop business leaders and entrepreneurs for continued success

Prominent HKUST scholars and overseas faculty who are experienced in executive teaching have been selected to participate in planning and teaching of the program. They are subject experts in their respective areas and consultants to various companies. They are most knowledgeable on the issues facing business executives in the dynamic and challenging business environment.

Professor Chris Doran

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Management
HKUST Business School

Professor Doran has over 20 years of experience in crafting and executing strategy in three major multinationals. He has run the strategy department for three major multinationals. Formerly, he has been Strategy Director for A.S.Watson (the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa), Lend Lease (one of Australia’s largest Real Estate companies) and UDV (the US$2 billion operating profit drinks division of Diageo plc). As well as running the strategic planning processes, his responsibilities have included M&A, corporate development and new ventures. He got his grounding in strategy as a manager at McKinsey & Co, the world’s leading management consultancy. He was based in the London and Delhi Offices.

Professor Doran is also a Professor at the HKUST, teaching the core strategy course as well as electives in M&A and Consulting to the MBA students. He was the Academic Director for the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA, the leading EMBA program in the world as ranked by the Financial Times.

Professor Joseph Salvacruz

PhD, University of Kentucky
Professor of Business Practice, Department of Marketing
HKUST Business School

Professor Salvacruz has extensive teaching experience in MBA, EMBA and Executive Education and has won a number of teaching and professional awards. He has been a consultant, business adviser and executive training facilitator of various firms in the US, Philippines, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China.

His research focuses on strategic marketing with particular emphasis on modeling strategic activities and on food marketing issues. Professor Salvacruz is a frequent contributor to academic conferences and journals and he has reviewed for several academic journals. In addition to teaching, research, and consulting, Professor Salvacruz has been actively involved with the management of restaurant and catering business, and a food trading company in the Philippines. He is currently a joint venture partner of a major real estate development company in the Philippines.

Professor Jean Vanhoegaerden

Master Organizational Psychology
Professor of Practice, Ashridge Executive Education
Hult International Business School

Professor Vanhoegaerden specializes in International Management, Cross Cultural Management, Globalization, Leadership and Organizational Change. He is member of the faculty of Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. He has consulted to numerous firms in Europe, and has taught executive courses in North and Latin America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and the Middle and Far East.

Professor Vanhoegaerden speaks regular at in-company conferences. He also teaches at Vlerick Business School, Gent and at GIBS, Johannesburg, South Africa. His interests are linking the strategic aspects to the ‘softer areas’ in business. His research focuses on integrating strategy and leadership in an international context.

Professor Stephen Nason

PhD, University of Southern California
Professor of Business Practice, Department of Management
Director, World Bachelor of Business Program
HKUST Business School

Professor Nason has been a full-time Professor in HKUST since 1995, where he has taught negotiations at MBA and Executive MBA levels for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience teaching, consulting, and conducting research in the US, Hong Kong, and Mainland PRC.

Professor Nason's research interests focus on negotiation, international management & culture, international HRM, organizational learning & organizational culture. His publications have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology and Journal of Management. He is one of the authors of the book: Organizational Learning Capability: Generating and Generalizing Ideas with Impact (New York: Oxford University Press).