Alan Chen is the Director of the MBA Program for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. In this role, he leads CKGSB's admissions, marketing, Career Management Center (CMC), student affairs and international affairs teams and develops and implements strategies for recruiting, selecting, and enrolling MBA candidates who possess the greatest potential to become business leaders with a global vision, a humanistic spirit, a strong sense of social responsibility and an innovative mind-set.
Alan previously served for four years as Director of CKGSB Americas at the school's New York office, overseeing both business development and program design. He was committed to creating long-term value for clients and CKGSB through strategic partnerships and superb customer service.
Alan had the opportunity to interact with the Chinese and American business communities, forging a constructive dialogue on current events and the latest theories in business administration through CKGSB-hosted events and educational programs.
Prior to his work with CKGSB, Alan served as Associate Director of Client Relations at Columbia Business School’s Executive Education program, where he administered customized programs for a wide range of corporate, government, and nonprofit clients around the world. At Columbia,
Alan served as a liaison to Asia and the Middle East, using his expertise in Chinese business culture to drive 25% growth in that region. Alan leveraged many marketing strategies to expand Columbia’s international reach, like the organization of the annual China-focused strategy forum with C-suite panel members and more than 500 high level attendees.
Before entering the executive education industry, Alan worked in the financial services industry, where he was recognized for successfully leading community reinvestment programs and annual regulatory internal security audits for compliance with the Office of the Comptroller of Currencies.
Alan holds a B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions from Columbia University, and a Global-EMBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University Business School. He is also a member of the Columbia Alumni Representative Committee, where he helps the Columbia University Office of Undergraduate Admission interview and screen applicants. Alan also volunteers.