Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC) launches this month the LPCUWC Professional Talks with a seasoned banker who is also a member of the pioneering Class of 1994.
Open for free to both UWC the larger community, the LPCUWC Professional Talks harnesses the potential of LPCUWC and other UWC alumni in facilitating professional development. It serves as a platform for self-improvement, professional enhancement and continuing learning within a broad range of areas of expertise. For alumni, it is one way to give back to the UWC movement through two of the three Ts: time and talent (the third one being treasure).
The first webinar on "Suriving Shockwaves from Financial Crises and COVID-19" is scheduled 27 July 2020, 6:30PM HKT. It features alumnus Michael Yong-Haron, Executive Officer, Managing Director and Head of Hong Kong Market of the Standard Chartered Bank. It will be moderated by another aluman (2012) Mary Hui, a journalist at Quartz.
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About the Topic
Building a career is like running a marathon. To run a good race requires preparation, training, mental and physical discipline. Economies and businesses go through boom and bust cycles. As Keynes would say, “in the long run, we are all dead”, so surviving crises of various forms - economic, financial and now a global pandemic - is critical to staying in the game. Our speaker will share some career advice and what it takes to build resilience. He will cover a wide range of topics from finding your career purpose and mission, creating a competitive advantage, tackling adversity and building the right balance to endure the long road ahead of you.
About the Speaker
Michael is a member of the pioneering LPCUWC Class of 1994. A veteran banker with 23 years of experience, Michael is currently Executive Officer, Managing Director and the Head of Hong Kong Market at Standard Chartered Bank. In addition to his work at Standard Chartered Bank, he has held leadership roles at Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse and Credit Agricole Indosuez. Having weathered major financial crises such as the Asian Financial Crisis, the tech bubble, Y2K crisis, SARS economic crisis, the Global Financial Crisis and the on going COVID-19, he has mastered the art of building resilience in the face of adversity, and finding opportunities in every crisis.
Michael holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and HKUST, and co-founded the Asia Society-Kellogg HKUST leadership series. As a CFA Charterholder, he has been actively serving the CFA Institute at its headquarters in Charlottesville since 2010. He received a joint degree (First Class Honours) in Economics and Law from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. He is an alumnus of the Diocesan Boys’ School and St. Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong.