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Darden’s Alumni Leaders Shine in Shanghai

By Kate Beach-

Last week, Darden’s Professor Dennis Yang, Global Advisory Council Chair Ro King (MBA ’91) and Dick Mayo (MBA ’68) travelled to Shanghai to represent Darden at the 2017 CEIBS Private Wealth Investment Forum, co-hosted by Darden this year as an extension of the fourth annual Shanghai Investing Summit. Darden’s alumni leaders based in Shanghai, including Jimmy Wei (MBA ’02), Bill Sun (MBA ’09) and Shawn Liu (MBA ’05) also represented Darden at the Forum Speakers’ Dinner on 7 April. After a full day of conference activities and discussions around global investing, Darden alumni also gathered on Sunday 9 April for a luncheon to catch up with each other and discuss Darden’s presence in Shanghai. Shaojian Zhang (MBA ’99) and Wei Jin (MBA ’99), leaders of Darden’s alumni chapter in China, were instrumental in organizing alumni at the various activities in early April and bringing the group together for maximum impact. Support throughout the activities in Shanghai was also provided by UVA’s China Office, led by Justin O’Jack.

Ro King (MBA ’91), Jimmy Wei (MBA ’02), and Kate Beach, Associate Director for Global Engagement at Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives catch up at the Forum Speakers’ Dinner, hosted by CEIBS.
Dick Mayo (MBA ’68) and Shawn Liu (MBA ’05) connect in Shanghai at the Speakers’ Dinner in advance of the Investing Forum.
Bill Sun (MBA ’09) shares a toast and exchanges business cards with Haibin Zhu, China Chief Economist at JP Morgan and one of the Darden-recruited speakers at the investing forum.
Shaojian Zhang ( MBA ’99) checks in at the 2017 CEIBS Private Wealth Investment Forum registration table.
Darden Professor Dennis Yang provides opening remarks at the conference . . .
. . . to a packed house! The conference drew approximately 400 attendees throughout the morning and afternoon sessions.
Dick Mayo (MBA ’68) and Darden Professor Dennis Yang spoke individually during afternoon sessions and also served on a panel.
Darden alumni gather for a lunch and discussions about the school the day after the investing conference.