NUS Business School has launched the Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions (ALFI) programme to equip industry practitioners with the capabilities to assume regional and global responsibilities, including Chief Executive Officer–level leadership and specialist roles.
The programme is designed for senior directors and managing directors in the financial sector. Enrolling its first cohort in September 2015, the ALFI programme will feature a curriculum aimed at strengthening thought leadership, professional competencies, and change management skills for turbulent times, while providing rigorous training on transformational product, technological and service innovations.
This will be done through systematic mentoring by prominent financial leaders from around the world, who are members of the NUS Business School Global Network. Upon graduation, participants will be able to join this Network and have lifetime access to the School’s Executive Education (EE) programmes, activities, services, global CEO roundtables, and continue to enjoy systematic mentoring.
In a landmark collaboration between two leading business schools from the East and West, NUS Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) teamed up to develop human capital for Asia’s dynamic economies and corporations through a series of executive education programmes for business leaders. Asia Executive Series kicks off in November 2015 with the intensive one-week ‘Emerging Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) for Asia’ programme.
The Asia Executive Series: Emerging CFOs for Asia programme will uniquely combine the best minds from the East and West, featuring leading academics (including Randy Kroszner, Chicago Booth’s Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics and Governor of the United States’ Federal Reserve from 2006 – 2009) and practitioners, allowing participants to gain deep insights into regional and global economic trends. The course will also examine the fragility of the finance sector and regulations, while developing leadership skills and strategic thinking on innovation, fund sourcing and risk management.
The curriculum will take into account Asia’s unique environment, where family-controlled firms dominate stock markets, in contrast to the diffused ownership structures in the West. As ownership structures in Asia create unique challenges to funding alternatives, investment decisions, and corporate governance, the Asia Executive Series: Emerging CFOs for Asia programme will also feature one of the world’s most influential and heavily-cited experts on family business ownership, Professor David Reeb, Co-director of the programme and Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professor of Banking and Finance at NUS Business School.
The alliance marks Chicago Booth’s first partnership with an Asian university to offer an open enrolment executive education programme, and reaffirms its commitment to the region, particularly Singapore.