Board of Directors

Mastering China at the Board Level

Board Seminar for current and future Chairpersons and Members of the Board of Directors of companies dealing with China


Programme Description

Experienced and future members of the Board of Directors of companies dealing with China discuss the characteristics of the National and Corporate Culture and the Corporate Governance System of China based on presentations and cases.

Target Audience

Board Seminar for current and future Chairpersons and Members of the Board of Directors of companies dealing with China.


Start Dates
1 day
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Programme Type
CHF 850.00
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


As most internationally oriented firms have an increasing number of interactions with China and Chinese firms, a solid under standing of the oppor tunities and challenges of doing business with and in China is essential. The effective governance of such interactions has turned out to be a major value driver. This requires from all, investors, board members and top management of these companies to be fully aware of the legal corporate governance requirements as well as having a clear view of how to drive board effectiveness in such a context.

Course Structure

  • Introduction: Key Challenges of Mastering China at the Board Level
  • Succeeding in Today's China
    Speaker CEIBS
  • Mastering Corporate Governance in a Globalized World - The Case of China
    Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb
  • Mastering the Chinese Corporate Culture
    John-James Farquharson
  • The Board’s Necessary Knowledge of Chinese Law
    Dr. Paul Thaler
  • Mastering Subsidiary Governance
    Prof. Dr. Roland Müller

Content & Faculty

John-James Farquharson,
Former Chief HR Officer ChemChina-Bluestar

Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb,
Titular Professor, University of Fribourg, Board Member, Klingelnberg, and Entrepreneur,
DBP Holding

Prof. Dr. Roland Müller,
Titular Professor, Universities of Berne and St.Gallen and Chairman of the Financial Market Authorities of Liechtenstein and of Trisa Ebnat Ltd.

Dr. Paul Thaler,
Senior Partner of Wenfei Law, Member of Legal Chapter SCCC

Further information

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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