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The 4th Induction Ceremony of the HKBU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Society

25 Apr, 2014
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The School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) held the 4th Induction Ceremony of the HKBU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Society on April 25, welcoming more than 30 students as new members of the Chapter. On the same occasion, Mr. David Lee, Director of Lee Kum Kee Company Limited, was inducted as a Chapter Honoree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the commercial sector and society at large.

Since 2010, the School of business has received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), becoming amongst less than 1% of the world’s business schools to have been triple accredited. BGS is a world-renowned society accredited by the AACSB, and it invites outstanding business schools to establish collegiate chapters. 

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. William Leung, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited and Chairman of the School of Business Advisory Committee said, “The HKBU Chapter of BGS Society recognises the excellence of our students, and inculcates in them an international perspective as well as qualities of a business leader. Through the BGS network, members are able to enhance their professional skills and knowledge by interacting with other members from around the world. The HKBU Chapter has also built a close tie with the local commercial sector, enabling its members to expand their social connections.”

Besides inviting students and faculty to be members, the HKBU Chapter also confers the Chapter Honoree title on distinguished individuals who have had significant contributions to the commercial sector and society as a whole. This year, the Chapter Honoree title was conferred on Mr. David Lee, Director of Lee Kum Kee Company Limited. 

In his speech entitled “Autopilot Leadership”, Mr. David Lee shared with the audience his keys to success and management philosophy. “’Autopilot Leadership’ is a management style developed by Lee Kum Kee, and it encompasses six major elements that form the basis of constant development of a company. These six elements include ‘choose the right talent’, ‘high trust environment’, ‘highly effective team’, ‘common goal’, ‘effective empowerment’, and ‘coaching and developing talent’.”

With a focus on research and academic development, BGS aims to recognise students and faculty for their excellent performance, and encourages its members to uphold the core values of “Beta”, “Gamma” and “Sigma”, which represent “honour”, “wisdom”, and “earnestness” respectively. It now has more than 700,000 members in more than 160 countries and territories. It has also established 27 collegiate chapters in Hong Kong and other regions, further enhancing the communication among its members. 

“The School of Business places a strong emphasis on Whole-person Education with a student-centred approach. We are committed to our students’ education, professional and personal development. The School encourages and supports students to take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities, such as leadership training, overseas exchange and business internship. The expanding BGS network fits right in to our education agenda, exposing our students to experience that helps them grow professionally and personally,” said Prof. Allan Chan, Acting Dean of the School.
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