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The Future China Advanced Leaders Programme is taught by experts from respectable think tanks and leading universities, as well as business and government leaders from Singapore and China.

These distinguished individuals are thought leaders whose teaching, practical experience and valuable insights are well sought after by many.

Expert Lecturer

Expert Lecturer


Expert Lecturer

Prof Chen Shaoxiang

Prof Chen Shaoxiang is Professor of Nanyang Business School’s Information Technology and Operations Management Division. Prof Chen also heads the China Executive Development Program that has trained more than 5,000 senior executives, mostly from China, in the areas of Management, Finance, Banking, Economics and Human Resources. He obtained both his PhD & MBA degrees from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Prior to joining NTU, he has lectured in Docent, K.U. Leuven, Belgium and Nanjing, China. A two-time teaching award winner, Prof Chen also won the 2004 Research of the Division Award. His consulting and executive training clients include IBM, Bell Alcatel, Ford Motors, DHL, TNT, Nissan, SATS (Singapore Airport Terminal Services), NCB (National Computer Board of Singapore), ERASMUS (Netherlands) and SASOL (a South Africa chemical company).

Mr Choo Thiam Siew

Mr Choo Thiam Siew is the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.  The Centre aims to develop and promote local Chinese arts and cultural activities, with the objective to enhance and strengthen social cohesion.

Mr Choo was the President of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from 2003 to March 2014, he dedicated his efforts to improving NAFA’s quality of arts education thus contributed substantially to the development of arts education in Singapore.

During his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council from 1996 to 2003, he focused on promoting and developing the local arts scene by further expanding the demographics of the local arts-going population and providing local arts group with financial assistance.  He also gave support to the local design and creative industries. His work had help laid the foundation in building up Singapore as an international arts hub.

Prof He Weifang

Prof He Weifang is currently Professor of Law at Peking University School of Law in Beijing, China. He is a prolific scholar in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional law, legal history, comparative law, and related subjects. He is also one of the most prominent public intellectuals in the Chinese legal academy, and a frequent commentator in various media outlets, including social media. He began his teaching career at the Institute of Comparative Law of the China University of Politics and Law in 1985, and moved to Peking University Law School in 1995, where he advanced to the rank of full professor and PhD supervisor. From 2009 to 2011, he taught at Shihezi University in Xinjiang. He was selected in 2001 by China Youth magazine as one of the top 100 young people who might shape China in the 21st Century, and in 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 global thinkers.

Prof Tan Kong Yam

Prof Tan Kong Yam is presently Professor of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. From June 2002 to June 2005, he was a senior economist at the World Bank office in Beijing where he worked on issues such as macro stabilisation, integration of the fragmented domestic market, banking reform, international trade and investment as well as regional inequality. In 2004, he was a member of the World Bank expert group on the eleventh five year plan (2006-2010) for the State Council in China. The expert group provided analysis and policy recommendations on urbanisation, regional inequality, innovation policy, energy and water policy as well as strategy on banking reform to the Chinese government.

Prof Wang ShouChang

Prof Wang Shouchang is currently Professor of Philosophy at Peking University and the Chairperson of Chinese Culture Institute. He is also the Chief Editor of China’s Xueren magazine, Deputy Secretary of International Confucianism Federation. He is a sought-after speaker on Chinese philosophies worldwide. He has published widely in Confucianism, Taoism and Mohism.

Prof Wu Wei

Dr Wu Wei is the Director, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and Head of the Politics & Public Administration Group at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. He is also the Director, China Affairs Office. Dr Wu received his MA degrees from both Stanford University and Xiamen University, and he has a PhD in Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Dr Wu specialises in communication and management, and has conducted a wide range of studies on media effects and public relations. He has also conducted extensive training and consulting services for various government agencies and companies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

Mr Yi Huanhuan

Mr Yi Huanhuan has served as Managing Director of Shenwan Hongyuan Securities, Executive Director of the Research Institute, former Managing Director of National Securities Reseach Institute, former Chief Analyst of the Technology Industry and former Oracle Senior Manager. Mr Yi's forte lecture topics include "Internet Finance", "Big Data Practice", and "Internet Thinking", which are listed as the most operationally practical of all Internet finance courses in China. Mr Yi is also known as the "preacher" in field of China's Internet finance. Together with the top internet and financial experts, Mr Yi founded China's first Big Data security platform - ShenZhen Keybridge Communications Co., Ltd. 

Dr Li Ming Jiang

Dr Li Ming Jiang is Associate Professor and coordinator of the China Program at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He receives his Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, with main research interests of China-ASEAS relations, Sino-U.S. relations, Asia-Pacific security and domestics sources of Chinese foreign policy. He has written 12 books, published papers in various peer-reviewed journals and frequently participates in various track-two events on East Asian regional security. His recent books are 'New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific' and 'Mao's China and Sino-Soviet Split'.

Prof Zhang Guogang

Prof Zhang Guogang is presently Professor of Humanities at Tsinghua University. He received his doctorate in History in 1988 from Nankai University. Previously, he was the Director of the History Department and Institute of Humanities of Tsinghua University (2004 – 2010) and he was also guest professor or visiting scholar to various universities such as Sinology at the Hamburg University, Cambridge University, Free University of Berlin, University of Trier and Waseda University. He was honoured with First Prize for Excellent Academic Works (in Humanities and Social Sciences) of Scientific and Technological Research Achievements of the Higher Education Institutions from the Ministry of Education (2009), First Prize for Excellent Works on Humanities and Social Sciences from the Beijing Municipality (2008), First Prize for Excellent Teaching Achievement from the state (2006) and Award for Excellent Chinese Books (2008).