Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong

Fireside chat with Mr. Guo Guangchang, Chairman of Fosun International

Event Date : 2017-06-06
Event Time : 12:00nn to 2:00pm
Event Venue : The China Club Hong Kong , 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank
Event Fee : Member -
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Event Sign-up Deadline : 2017-06-05
Contact Person for this event : Karin Cheung
For more information please email : events@hbsahk.org

Fireside chat with Mr. Guo Guangchang, Chairman of Fosun International, moderated by Mr. Antony Leung

"Combining China’s Growth Momentum with Global Resources"

Format: Luncheon

Language: Mandarin (with translation headset to English)

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We are honored and excited to have Mr. Guo Guangchang (郭廣昌), Chairman of Fosun International, to share with us his investment model of "Combining China's Growth Momentum with Global Resources" and how he overcame the challenges faced along the way. Mr. Guo is also known as "China's Warren Buffett". Over the past years, he made a huge success in pairing the opportunities that come with Chinese growth and dynamism to available resources abroad to take the next big steps forward. 

With a valuation of over US$10Billion, Fosun has acquired and built up local companies in Japan, the United Kingdom, Russia, Brazil, and India in recent years. They have a wealth of experience and resources on the local markets. Along with the global capabilities of Fosun, the proven combination proves to be a strong and incredible force. The global acquisitions and investments, to name a few, include Club Med, Atlantis, Yuyuan, Thomas Cook, Albion, Ironshore, MIG and Folli Follie. 

The luncheon will commence with the sharing of Mr. Guo, followed by a fireside chat session with Mr. Antony Leung, Chairman, Group Chairman & CEO of Nan Fung Group, and closed with a Q & A session.

Biography of Mr. Guo Guangchang

Chairman of Fosun Group. Mr. Guo is also a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a member of the 11th Standing Committee of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce and All-China Youth Federation, Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Born in Dongyang, Zhejiang, Mr. Guo received a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1989 and a master's degree in business administration in 1999, both from Fudan University.

In 1992, Mr. Guo and four of his classmates established Fosun Group. Since its establishment, he has been Chairman of the Group. In 2007, Fosun International (00656.HK), the parent company of Fosun Group, was successfully listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Fosun has now become a global investment group "rooted in China with profound industrial integration capability and global asset allocation capability". Fosun has created a global happiness ecosystem for success with its roots in China, in order to meet the needs of households.

In recent years, Fosun has been adhering to its investment philosophy of "Combining China’s Growth Momentum with Global Resources" with emphases on the businesses of "Health, Happiness and Wealth".

In the health sector, Fosun Pharma and Sinopharm Group, both have become leaders in China’s pharmaceutical industry. Fosun has also invested in some outstanding foreign healthcare corporations, such as United Family Healthcare, Luz Saúde, which is a hospital chain in Portugal, Intuitive Surgical, We Doctor Group (formerly known as Guahao.com) and Baby Tree.

In the happiness sector, Fosun has invested in Club Med in France, Atlantis in Sanya, Cirque du Soleil in Canada, Bona Film Group and Studio 8 in Hollywood, with a view to integrating global resources to satisfy customers’ needs. In the wealth sector, Fosun has invested in or founded a number of financial institutions, including Yong'an P&C Insurance, Pramerica Fosun Life Insurance, Peak Reinsurance, Fosun United Health Insurance, Fidelidade, a German private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser, MIG in the United States, Banco Comercial Português in Portugal, MyBank and Fosun Hani Securities. As a result, Fosun has preliminarily established a global network of financial services. Moreover, Fosun is pressing on with its "Hive City" strategy for property development around the world, and has invested in iconic landmarks such as the Bund Financial Center in Shanghai, Liberty 28 in New York and Palazzo Broggi in Milan.

Mr. Guo is also dedicated to promoting philanthropy in the world and is striving to make Fosun Group a global corporate citizen with a strong sense of social responsibility.


Remarks: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but please note that the HBS alumni will be given priority over guests if the event is over-subscribed. Reservation is by payment of non-refundable event fee. This is a private event, and participants are requested to respect the confidentiality of the views and opinions expressed. For enquiry, please contact Karin Cheung at events@hbsahk.org.


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