Bio of Ronnie C Chan
Bio of Tony F Chan
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
UC RUSAL – HKUST Partnership
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Ronnie C Chan
Chairman of Hang Lung Properties

Mr Ronnie C Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Both are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, dealing in real estate development, investment and management.

Founded in 1960, the Group has been expanding into mainland China since 1992. Following successes in Shanghai, since 2005 Hang Lung has been investing US$11 billion and building a number of world-class commercial complexes in major Chinese cities including Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Dalian, Kunming and Wuhan. Mr Chan also co-founded the privately held Morningside group which, in the past 26 years, has owned and managed businesses in manufacturing, public transport operations, outdoor advertising, media, healthcare, online game operators, high-tech and biotech investments, developmental capital investments and other venture capital investments around the world.

In 1997, Mr Chan helped found the Calgary, Canada based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. In addition, Mr Chan is actively involved with many other non-profits, philanthropic endeavors, and educational organizations. He is Chairman of the Executive Committees of One Country Two Systems Research Institute and of Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is an Advisor and former Vice President of China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Internationally, Mr Chan is Co-Chair of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Director of the Board of Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of Council on Foreign Relations, National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He is Founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council, a former Chairman of Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and a former member of the governing board of World Economic Forum.

Mr Chan serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Tsinghua University, Fudan University, University of Southern California, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Mr Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Japan Times.


Tony F Chan
President of HKUST

Professor Tony F Chan assumed the presidency of HKUST on 1 September 2009.

Professor Chan’s scientific background is in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. He taught at Yale University before joining UCLA as Professor of Mathematics in 1986. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1997 and served as Dean of Physical Science from 2001 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Chan was Assistant Director of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).

Professor Chan is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and an elected fellow of both the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Chan was one of the world’s most cited mathematicians.

Professor Chan is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, President’s Advisory Council of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna, and the United States Committee of 100. Professor Chan is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government and the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. He was a member of the Selection Committee for the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences in 2012 and 2013.



UC RUSAL ( is the world’s largest producer of aluminium, in 2013 accounting for approximately 8% of global production of aluminium and 7% of alumina. UC RUSAL employs about 67,000 people in 19 countries, across 5 continents. UC RUSAL markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, South East Asian and North American markets. UC RUSAL’s ordinary shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 486), global depositary shares representing UC RUSAL’s ordinary shares are listed on the professional compartment of Euronext Paris (RUSAL for Reg S GDSs and RUAL for Rule 144A GDSs), and Russian depositary receipts that are issued on common shares of the Company are listed on Moscow Exchange (RUALR/RUALRS). Founded in March 2007, UC RUSAL is a result of the merger of RUSAL, SUAL, and the alumina assets of Glencore of Switzerland.

UC RUSAL’s current capacity could produce 4.5 million tonnes of aluminium, and11.5 million tonnes of alumina. RUSAL is comprised of 14 aluminium smelters, 11 alumina refineries, 8 bauxite mines, and 4 foil mills. The Company also has three aluminium powder metallurgy plants and produces cryolite, aluminium fluoride and cathodes. RUSAL has its own R&D and engineering capabilities and owns the RA-300, RA-400 and RA-500 technologies.



The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), situated in Hong Kong, China, is a top-ranked university in Asia. Established in 1991, HKUST has five schools - Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, as well as the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School in Nansha, Mainland China. The University has eleven research institutes, among them the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, set up to foster cross-discipline collaboration among the top scientists and scholars in the world. Currently, there are about 8,849 undergraduate students and 4,230 postgraduate students. As a research university, HKUST focuses on five areas of frontier research, namely nano science and technology; biological sciences and biotechnology; electronics, wireless and information technology; environment and sustainable development as well as management education and research.


HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study

As a major initiative of HKUST's 2005-2020 Strategic Plan, the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge to meet the great challenges of the 21st century. IAS aims to bring together the most brilliant minds to drive cutting-edge discovery and scholarship. Its goal is to be a premier intellectual center and a platform for innovation and scientific development in Hong Kong and the Greater China region. IAS has 3 Professors, 40 Visiting Professors, 19 Senior Fellows, 7 Senior Visiting Fellows, 5 Visiting Fellows, 2 Affiliate Members, 2 Fellows and 2 Junior Fellows from diverse disciplines who champion collaborative, inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional projects in high-impact areas. Since its establishment in 2006, it has sponsored close to 550 lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops. Guest speakers include Nobel Laureates, members of National Academies, world renowned academics and researchers, senior government officials and business leaders.


Archived Forums

"The Power of Focus: Turning Opportunity into Success"
Guest Speaker: Oleg Deripaska
Date: 21 September 2010

"Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions"
Guest Speaker: Christopher Pissarides
Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics of London School of Economics and Political Science; 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Date: 21 March 2011

"The Changing Dynamics of the World"
Guest Speaker: Jim O'Neill
Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Date: 14 October 2011

"Making a Difference, a Stitch at a Time"
Guest Speaker: Marjorie Yang
Chairman of Esquel Group
Date: 3 May 2012

"8.5 Billion Global Consumers by 2030: Opportunity or Looming disaster?"
Guest Speaker: Barry Cheung
Independent Non-Executive Director, UC RUSAL; Chairman, Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange
Date: 2 Nov 2012

"Answering Gauguin's Questions with the Large Hadron Collider: What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?"
Guest Speaker: John Ellis
Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics, King's College London; Physicist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Date: 12 April 2013

"Entrepreneurship: Turning “I Wish” into “I Will”’ "
Guest Speaker: Allan Zeman
Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation and Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group
Date: 22 Nov 2013

"The Growth of China’s Manufacturers – Talking about Legend”(中國製造業的成長-以聯想為例)
Guest Speaker: Chuanzhi Liu
Chairman of Legend Holdings Corporation and Founder and Honorary Chairman of Lenovo
Date: 27 Mar 2014


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