Y.K. Patrick Chau
Dr. Chau is Vice Provost in Research and Li Dak Sum Chair in Information Systems and Operations Management, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Prior to joining UNNC in March 2019, he worked at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as an endowed professor with a title of Padma and Hari Harilela Professor in Strategic Information Management. He was also appointed as a Chang Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor) by the Ministry of Education, China in 2010 and as Qiushi Chair Professor by Zhejiang University, China in 2014. Dr. Chau has held various management roles during his tenure at HKU including Director of the School of Business, Associate Dean for Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Business and Economics. He was also the Chairperson of the Faculty’s Program Quality Assurance and Enhancement Taskforce from 2011 to 2017, with the responsibility of devising strategies for and managing activities relating to quality assurance and enhancement of teaching programs including AACSB accreditation. Currently, Dr. Chau is a member of the AACSB Volunteer Community and is serving as a mentor of two business schools in Asia, one in China and the other one in Japan.
Boonchai Hongcharu is Director of International Accreditation- AACSB and former dean of NIDA Business School, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), a government-owned, graduate-only university in Bangkok, Thailand. During his deanship, he successfully led NIDA Business School to achieve AACSB accreditation. Currently he is the AACSB mentor for universities in Asia, a co-facilitator of AACSB Business Accreditation Seminar and a committee member of the Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC). He has been invited to speak in the AACSB Asia-Pacific conferences. Prior to joining NIDA, he was Product Development Manager at Shinawatra Computer and Communications Public Company Limited and Investment Analyst at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Smith New Court. He received his Ph.D. from the Newhouse School, Syracuse University. His research interests include marketing communications and corporate governance.