The faculty

The faculty

EMBA-Global Asia faculty are renowned scholars and opinion formers in the business world who consult in organisations, advise governments and routinely address high-level conferences and business forums. They are passionate about the Asia region and the opportunity to be involved in the EMBA-Global Asia programme.

Read on for profiles of key faculty members from London Business School, The University of Hong Kong and Columbia Business School.

Andrew Scott

Dr Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean at London Business School. His recent work has examined the causes of the financial crisis and what is likely to happen in the future, and what is next for the discipline of economics.

Professor Scott’s research focuses on macroeconomics, inflation, monetary economics, and fiscal and monetary policy.  His work has been published in some of the world’s leading academic and practitioner journals.  He is the co-author (with David Miles) of Macroeconomics: Understanding the Wealth of Nations, now in its second edition.

Both through executive education, and as a consultant, he has assisted a wide range of organisations - across a range of industries - and offered guidance to both CEOs and ministers.

Professor Scott has a PhD from Oxford University.  He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, as well as of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Services Authority (and Chair of Risk Committee) 2009-2013 and has been an economic advisor to HM Treasury, Bank of England, Department for International Development and the Office of Budget Responsibility. 

Read more about faculty and research at London Business School


Gary Biddle

Professor Biddle is PCCW Chair Professor at The University of Hong Kong. He is a prominent scholar in the field of accounting and finance with publications in top academic journals and the financial press, including the Wall Street Journal. He earned his PhD and MBA degrees at University of Chicago and served as professor at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago before coming to Hong Kong in 1996.

He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence in both the US and Asia, teaching on the world's top ranked programmes. Beyond academia, he has a wide range of connections and experience in the commercial sector, working as a consultant and an independent director at a number of large regional and multinational corporations.

"I am impressed by the enormous talents, capabilities, achievements and potential of our faculty. Faculty members teaching in the EMBA-Global Asia programme are world-renowned scholars, exceptional teachers and experts in today's vibrant world economies."

Read more about faculty and research at The University of Hong Kong 


Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram is Kravis Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and has taught students since the programme was established in 2001. He has consulted on issues of organisational design and strategy to leading finance, health care and consumer products companies, and has held visiting professorships at Tel Aviv University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Toronto.

"A lot of my research is on how professional networks affect career and organisational outcomes and one of the strengths of a good network is diversity and reach. With programmes like EMBA-Global Asia, you're connecting with people from all over the world. In terms of access to ideas and opportunities, there's no better way to expand a network. Students constantly tell me about new projects and job opportunities that were the result of relationships built in class."

"Understanding leadership and management in different cultural contexts is one of the major challenges for emerging leaders today. Since EMBA-Global Asia students are actually working in all these environments, they're bringing a rich knowledge of what works in a different culture - and what it means to go from Europe to the US or from Europe to Asia with a business, idea or product - in a way that really can't be taught."

"From my perspective, EMBA-Global Asia students make up the best MBA classroom in the world. The participants are a very accomplished, diverse and sophisticated set of students who learn from each other and build a worldwide network in the process of earning their MBAs."

Read more about faculty research at Columbia Business School

*Faculty are subject to change