World Class Faculty

Managerial Decision Making & Leadership

Lead your team to make quality decisions for long-term success

Professor Caroline Wang

MSc, Harvard University; MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Honorary University Fellow, Adjunct Professor, Department of Management
HKUST Business School

Professor Wang was appointed as Adjunct Professor at HKUST in 2003 when she was the highest ranked Asian women executive at IBM globally. She had 30 years of experiences with IBM in the US and across Asia Pacific. Among the various management roles she held while based in the US, Japan, and Greater China, Professor Wang had been Vice President of Marketing as well as Vice President of Information Technology.

During her career at IBM, her responsibilities had spanned 12 functional areas. Professor Wang was based in the US for 15 years, Japan for 7 years, and Greater China for 8 years. Her executive responsibilities in Asia Pacific spanned 14 Asia Pacific countries, from Japan to New Zealand, and multiple functional areas, including Vice President of Marketing responsible for all aspects of Marketing and Corporate Community Relations.

Professor Wang was a member of the IBM Global Marketing Board which is the decision making body of IBM for global marketing matters; Vice President of Business Transformation and Technology responsible for optimizing the US$500M annual budget to continuously improve IBM's business results through effective and efficient business processes and tools; Vice President of Information Technology in 1998-2000 responsible for IBM's internal Y2K readiness; General Manager of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries, Human Resources Skills Director overseeing the skills management and profession development for all IBM professionals, Partner of IBM Global Business Services responsible for consulting services in human capital management, and various other sales, services, and business development positions.

Professor Wang now teaches Managerial Decision Making and Leadership, Leading across Diversities, Business Leadership, Leading Change and Managerial Communication at HKUST. She has also taught EMBA programs at Tsinghua University, National University of Singapore; and executive programs at Peking University. She serves as Board Director for 4 companies in Media, Biomedical, Fashion and Technology sectors. Professor Wang published two books on decision making, Managerial Decision Making and Leadership (Jossey Bass, an imprint of Wiley) in English and《決策思維》in Chinese.