Richard Ivey School of Business celebrates 10th anniversary in Hong Kong

    Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) to give keynote address; Cheng Yu Tung
    to be honoured

    TORONTO, July 31 /CNW/ - Colin L. Powell, a retired four-star U.S. Army
General with a long history of crisis management, will speak about leadership
at a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Richard Ivey School of
Business' Hong Kong campus, the Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute.
    The event will be held on Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong. Gen. Powell will present "Leadership: Taking
Charge". The 65th U.S. Secretary of State (2001-05) and former Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Powell was known as the "reluctant warrior"
because he advocated diplomacy and containment, rather than military
intervention, as the first solution to international disputes.
    During his long military career, he oversaw 28 crises, including
Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
    "I am delighted to have such a distinguished leader join us for our 10th
anniversary celebration," said Professor Kathleen Slaughter, Associate Dean,
Asia, Richard Ivey School of Business. "As a military leader, he had the
foresight to forge alliances between countries to transform them into areas
where societies and cultures prosper. The Ivey Business School, too, has
sought to build ties in Asia and enhance the level of business education there
so that communities can flourish."
    Ivey has the honour of being the first North American business school to
establish a campus in Asia. Ivey started conducting research and case writing
in China in the mid-1980s and is now the largest Asian case producer in the
    Prior to Gen. Powell's speech, there will be a presentation to honour
Cheng Yu Tung. He founded New World Development Company Ltd., a property
business in Hong Kong. Now run by his son, Henry Kar-shun Cheng, the company
has expanded to include several core businesses, including hotels,
infrastructure and department stores. Henry Cheng, an Ivey Business School
alumnus, guided the school in establishing its first international campus, the
Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, in 1998, in Hong Kong. This facility was
named after his father for his commitment to education.
    "The Chengs, through their great success in many business ventures in
Asia and around the world and their numerous community contributions, have
displayed exemplary cross-enterprise leadership, which is a prime focus at
Ivey," said Larry Wynant, Acting Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business. "We're
proud to have the Chengs associated with the School and we are grateful for
their support over the years."

    Date:      Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Time:      7 p.m.

    Location:  Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, People's Republic
               of China

    To buy tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please
contact Miranda Wong at (852) 2135-2202,

    About the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western

    The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario
( offers undergraduate (HBA) and graduate (MBA, Executive MBA and
PhD) degree programs in addition to non-degree Executive Development programs.
Ivey has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong. Ivey recently
redesigned its curriculum to focus on Cross-Enterprise Leadership - a holistic
issues-based approach to management education that meets the demands of
today's complex global business world.

For further information:

For further information: Dawn Milne, Communications Specialist, Richard
Ivey School of Business, (519) 850-2536,; Mary Weil, Manager of
Media and Public Relations, Richard Ivey School of Business, (416) 203-0664,

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