The CBC Advisory Council comprises distinguished leaders and academic fellows from China and Singapore. The Council provides strategic guidance and support to CBC as well as provide oversight on governance issues, the adoption of corporate governance principles, and ensuring best practice at the Centre at all times.


Liew Mun Leong

Provost’s Chair Professor (Practice), NUS Business School, NUS Faculty of Engineering and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Chairman, Changi Airport Group
Chairman, Surbana Jurong Group
Founding Group President & CEO, CapitaLand Limited (1996 – 2012)

Prof Liew Mun Leong has spent 22 years in the public service developing Singapore’s Changi Airport, military airports and establishments. He was also the CEO of two government statutory bodies, the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research (SISIR) and the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB), the forerunner of A*STAR. He was the Registrar of the Professional Engineers Board and has also served on the Executive Board of International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) for which he was later elected and served as its President for one term.

In the private sector, he has 21 years of experience leading 10 public listed companies in four countries. In 2000, he was appointed as the founding CEO of CapitaLand Limited, a public listed real estate company. He currently chairs the Changi Airport Group, Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd and Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd. He also sits on the boards of Singapore Exchange, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand), Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd, NUS Business School, Human Capital Leadership Institute, Chinese Development Assistance Council and the Singapore China Foundation.

Mr Liew graduated from the University of Singapore with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 2013, he was appointed as Provost Chair and Professor (Practice) pro bono in NUS Business School and the Faculty of Engineering.


Bernard Yeung

Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor
NUS Business School

Prof Bernard Yeung is the Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.

Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. He has also served as the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and at the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988.

Professor Yeung`s research work has featured in more than 100 research publications covering topics in finance, strategy, foreign direct investment, international trade, international macroeconomics, institutional economics, sustainability, and economic history. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Chen Chunhua

Adjunct Professor, Department of Management & Organisation, NUS
Dean and Professor, National School of Development at Peking University (NSD) BIMBA

Ms Chen Chunhua is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Hope Liuhe Co. Ltd. She is also a non-executive Director at SPT Energy Group Inc. and at Vtron Technologies Ltd. She is also a member of Guangzhou Municipal Public Advisory Committee.

From 2003 to 2004, she was the president of Shandong Liuhe Company Limited. She served as an Independent Director of China Merchants Fund Management Co., Ltd., Shunde Rural Commercial Bank and Midea Group Weiling Holding Limited.

Ms Chen is a Professor and Doctoral Tutor in the School of Business Administration at South China University of Technology. She was previously Executive Dean in the School of Economics and Commerce at South China University of Technology. Ms Chen was a Visiting Professor for the Asia-Pacific EMBA Programme at National University of Singapore. Her research specialty was enterprise management, particularly enterprise organisation and operational management.

Teo Eng Cheong

Chief Executive Officer (International), Subana Jurong Group

Mr Teo Eng Cheong was appointed Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore effective 1 January 2011. As the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy, IE Singapore spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and promotes international trade.

Prior to joining IE Singapore, Mr Teo was the Chief Executive of the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) from 2008 to 2010. As the Director-General of Singapore Customs from 2004 to 2007, Mr Teo launched several initiatives to maintain Singapore’s position as a trusted trade hub. During the course of his career, Mr Teo also served at the Economic Development Board, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the then Ministry of Community Development and Sports. He also sits on the boards of IE Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and the Council for Private Education.

Mr Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Economics and holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2006, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver).

Tian Tao

Advisor, Huawei International Advisory Council
Co-Director, Ruihua Innovative Management Research Institute at Zhejiang University

Mr Tian Tao is an advisor of the Huawei International Advisory Council (Huawei IAC) and Co-Director of the Ruihua Innovative Management Research Institute at Zhejiang University.

As a senior advisor of the Huawei IAC, Mr. Tian published a well-known book which focuses on research into Huawei’s management philosophies. In this book, “Inside Huawei: Will It Be the Next to Fall”, Mr. Tian makes an in-depth analysis of the operation and management philosophies behind Huawei’s rapid growth. This book has been translated into multiple languages and has become the most important book of reference for people inside and outside of China to study Huawei.

Prior to this, Mr. Tian founded Top Capital magazine in 1991, serving as Editor in Chief. Since 1996, He has served on the Board of Umessage and also served as an advisor or a board director for multiple businesses in both China and abroad. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Shaanxi University of Technology and his EMBA degree from NUS Business School.

Dr Wang Tianyi
Dr WANG Tianyi

Executive director and Chief Executive Officer of China Everbright International
Executive director and chairman of China Everbright Water Limited
Co-Director of Centre for Public Private Partnership, Tsinghua University
Member of PPP Business Advisory Board of United Nations Economic Commission For Europe (“UNECE”)

Wang Shi

Founder ,China Vanke

Prof Wang Shi is the Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Since he founded and l ed Vanke in 1984, he profoundly shaped Vanke’s corporate visions, ethics and management strategies. Under his leadership, Vanke has grown into the world’s largest residential home developer by sales revenue and China’s pioneer in green home construction.

In recent years, Prof Wang led environmental initiatives among Chinese private sector companies particularly in the areas of natural habitat conservation, garbage recycling, and forest conservation. In 2004, he co-founded Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China’s largest environmental network involving 200 private sector entrepreneurs. With a global vision of environmental sustainability inspired by his adventures, He sits on the board of World Wildlife Fund US and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability, with particular focus on forest, biodiversity, and climate change.

Prof Wang studied at Harvard University as a visiting scholar from 2011-2013. He is now a visiting fellow at University of Cambridge, studying business value and Judaism. He is Professor in Practice at National University of Singapore and Peking University and has given lectures at prestigious universities around the world including Harvard University, MIT and Columbia.