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Thursday, May 28, 2020 (4 PM - 4:45 PM)

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Janet Pau (Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network)

Janet Pau

Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network

Janet Pau is the Director of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She brings her experience working with top executives throughout Asia, coupled with economic knowledge and industry insight to help organisational leaders and their teams gain a holistic, practical appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in Greater China and across Asia.

Before joining The Economist Corporate Network, Janet was Program Director for the Asia Business Council, developing and delivering content for private forums for an all-CEO membership in Asia for more than a decade. Prior to that, she was Manager at the Global Business Policy Council at consulting firm A.T. Kearney in Washington D.C., where she led consulting projects and intellectual capital publications for senior executive clients in both business and government.

Janet’s publications include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (Wiley, 2012) and Building Energy Efficiency (Encyclopaedia of China Publishing House, Chinese edition, 2008). She was an op-ed contributor and columnist for the South China Morning Post from 2011 to 2019. She has also contributed opinion pieces and book chapters, and spoken at various local and regional business conferences.

She serves on the leadership team of Hong Kong-based charity Beyond Foundation, which advocates for children with special needs and their families. She was a member on the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Museum Advisory Board, and Central Policy Unit.

Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and psychology with honours from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy specializing in economic policy and competitiveness from Harvard University.

Peter Tufano (Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)

Peter Tufano

Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/peter-tufano

Peter Tufano is Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School. He is also a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford.

Peter is a prolific scholar and course developer, a seasoned academic leader, a social entrepreneur, and an advisor to business and government leaders. His ongoing work focuses on household finance, financial innovation, and fintech.

As Dean, Peter has championed the concept of a 'business school embedded within the University'. While this connection begins with the membership of all business school students in Oxford Colleges, it is embodied in a number of initiatives that differentiate the School from other business schools: our joint degree programmes including our 1+1 MBA programme, whereby students can combine an MBA with scores of other Masters Programmes at Oxford; our Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) programme, whereby students and alumni study disruptive global phenomena and their impact on business over the next quarter century; our Engaging with the Humanities Programme, whereby our students learn from humanities scholars and teachers primarily about leadership and values; our Oxford Foundry, a facility opened in 2017 to support all 23,000 Oxford students interested in entrepreneurship; and the extensive research conducted by the faculty with colleagues around Oxford. All of these activities produce a richer and more effective business school and university.

Peter is also a social entrepreneur. In 2000, he founded, and now chairs, a non-profit called Commonwealth (formally Doorways to Dreams Fund). This organisation works with partners to help low income households successfully manage their financial needs. Peter’s research on consumer finance, and the work of Commonwealth, contributed to the passage of the American Savings Promotion Act in December 2014, which removed federal barriers to sale of prize linked savings products in the US.

Prior to joining Oxford, Peter was a faculty member at the Harvard Business School for 22 years. During this time, he assumed a number of leadership roles, serving as department chair, course head, and Senior Associate Dean. He oversaw the school’s tenure and promotion processes, its campus planning, and he advised the University on financial and real estate matters. He was also the founding co-chair of the Harvard innovation lab (i-lab), a cross-university initiative to foster entrepreneurship.

Peter earned his AB in economics (summa cum laude), MBA (with high distinction) and PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University.

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