110 Fung Scholars and Fellows attended the second day of the conference held at NUS Business School.
Held since 2008, this annual conference brings together Fung Scholars and Fellows from 27 universities in Hong Kong and China, Singapore, USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada and Bangladesh, to discuss the pressing issues of the day.
The theme for this year’s Conference, “Leadership in the Service Era”, is in response to the economic transition of many countries from a manufacturing to service-oriented economy, resulting in different skill sets needed. Participants had a chance to discuss with leading practitioners the theories and concepts of service leadership in practice.
Congratulations to Professor Wong Poh Kam, Professor of Strategy & Policy, and Director of the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, on winning the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s (WEnF) Entrepreneur for the World Award (Educator Category).
The award is conferred on exceptional entrepreneurs annually for their impact on society and their capacity to change the world. He is among only five recipients this year, and the only one in the Educator category.
Students of Associate Professor (Strategy and Policy) Marleen Dieleman’s class got a chance to get up close with a CEO when Henri Honoris, CEO of PT Modern Internasional, the franchise owner of 7-Eleven Indonesia, was invited to speak in her class.
While introducing the 7-Eleven franchise to Indonesia in 2009, Honoris created a new business model – he added a café concept into what was originally just a regular convenience store. This move turned 7-Eleven into a popular hangout for youths and young adults in Jakarta. Today, there are over 190 stores in Jakarta.