Y.K. Patrick Chau
Dr. Chau is Director of the School of Business and Padma and Hari Harilela Professor in Strategic Information Management at the Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong. He was appointed as Chang-Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor) by the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. He has been an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs/Teaching and Learning for over ten years and is currently Chairperson of the Faculty’s Program Quality Assurance and Enhancement Taskforce, which is responsible for devising strategies for and managing activities relating to quality assurance and enhancement of teaching programs including AACSB accreditation. Currently, he is a member of the AACSB Volunteer Community and is serving as a mentor of two business schools in Asia.
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.