Department of Management
AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

Effective Leadership Under Market Turbulence

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9 December 2020 at 10:30-12:00

10:30 – 10:35


10:35 – 10:55

Paul Hempel, PhD. 
Dept of Management, City University

10:55 – 11:15

Brian Yiu,
Chief Executive Officer, FILA China

11:15 – 11:35

CY Chan,
Co-Owner & Chief Talent and Purpose Officer, HKBN (Hong Kong Broadband Network)

11:35 – 12:00

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Alvin Leung, President,
The Management Department Alumni Association

Speaker: Dr. Paul HEMPEL

Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong


My research has broadly examined how Chinese management has evolved as China's economy develops. Where traditional Chinese management methods have been a good fit for firms engaged in low cost mass production, these traditional management methods appear incompatible with an increasing need to manage professionals and knowledge workers. Specific research topics I have published which are related to this broad issue include creativity, teams, conflict, and empowerment.

In recent years, I have devoted significant attention to managerial education. I have developed the highly successful MSc in Organizational Management, which prepares our graduates for careers as mananagement consultants. A key feature of the program is the Organizational Cunsulting Project, where student teams work on actual consulting projects for a variety of MNC, SME, and NGO clients.

Speaker: Mr. Brian Yiu

CEO of FILA China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore)


Brian Yiu, was appointed as the CEO of FILA China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore) since 2010. In the year of 2019, FILA China attained a business volume of 2 billion USD. 

Since Brian took the role, FILA had expanded rapidly, covered more than 2,000 stores in the territories, and formed a brand matrix (FILA, FILA Kids, FILA Fusion and FILA Athletics). Defined as “Sports Fashion” in the recent years, FILA had successfully launched a major show for 2019SS in Milan Fashion Week. 

Before joining FILA, Brian served for Lacoste China as CEO. He also spent years in L’OREAL China as Division Vice President and in Sanofi China (post-merger of Synthelabo) as Country Manager.

Brian gained 3 degrees in Rehabilitation Medicine, Economics and MBA respectively.

Speaker: Mr. CY Chan

Co-Owner & Chief Talent and Purpose Officer, HKBN (Hong Kong Broadband Network)

“You can’t always change others, but you can influence them to make change”


CY joined HKBN in 2011 as a Learning and Development Manager and was appointed Chief Talent and Purpose Officer in January 2020. Overseeing the Group’s Talent engagement and corporate social investment strategy, he leads an elite team of professionals to champion HKBN’s Talent-first focus, define its purpose + profit leadership requirements, and drive HKBN forward via long-term succession-planning. Under his management, CY has played a pivotal role in building a strong Co-Ownership and performance-based culture as well as garnering recognition of HKBN as one of the best companies to work for in Asia. Accruing a broad range of hands-on experiences, CY’s holistic journey with HKBN features a variety of key roles in Talent Engagement, Sales, Talent and Organisation Development, as well as Corporate Social Investment.

Prior to joining HKBN, he was a consultant and business development head for a human performance improvement multinational, covering China's southern region. CY has extensive experience as an HR practitioner and is also a leadership trainer across the consultancy, telecommunication and the manufacturing industries. CY holds a Master of Strategic HRM Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University, and a Master of Applied Psychology from City University of Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business. CY is one of our proud Co-Owners.


Moderator: Mr. Alvin Leung

General Manager, Director of Learning Academy, PERSOLKELLY Consulting Limited

President, Department of Management Alumni Association, City University of Hong Kong