Durham Inspired: Live in Lockdown
Discovering Asia: Business Today in East Asia

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 12:30 pm (BST) 

For this online panel
 we will be focusing on East Asia, its significance in the global market and the impact of Covid-19 on business. We will cover topics such as the importance of digitisation, the humanisation of employees, and designing for resilience. We will be joined by three Durham alumni and prominent figures in the East Asian business world, along with our panel chair - Professor Kiran Fernandes (Professor of Operations Management/ Associate Dean for Internationalisation) of Durham University Business School. 



Check out oupanellists: 


James Riley, CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (University College, Geography, 1982)  


A Chartered Accountant, James held a number of senior executive positions in the Jardine Matheson Group and has been a director of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group International since 2005. He was a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 2012 to 2016. James is a valued member of the Durham Inspired Campaign Board. 


Chloé Reuter, Founding Partner, Gusto Luxe (Hild Bede, Chinese Studies, 2000) 


Chloé, a former journalist, founded Reuter Communications in 2010 with the aim of becoming the go-to digital and communications agency for servicing relationships between luxury businesses and clients across fashion, travel, beauty, retail, hospitality and tech. Now Gusto Luxe, the company has a presence in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and London and works with luxury brands such as Everlane, Vivienne Westwood, Harrods, Hilton and Sotheby's. 



Alex HuMD at Pacific Resources Trading (Graduate Society, MBA, 2001) 


Alex was a British Chevening Scholar at Durham. He has 30 years of experience in natural resources industries having previously worked for Shell China Ltd and the CITIC Group in commodity trading of base metals, precious metals, petroleum products, iron ore and associated future trading including hedging and derivatives. He is experienced in project management, structured finance, business development, risk management and M&A. 

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