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Douglas Branson as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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March 26, 2013

From February 27 to March 12, Professor Douglas Branson was the Ernst & Young Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  While there, Professor Branson also delivered several presentations to the Hong Kong business and legal communities.     On March 4, 2013 Professor Branson addressed the Hong Kong Law Society on Diversity in Corporate Governance. On March 5, Professor Branson addressed the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  His one hour presentation was followed by a one-hour discussion by a distinguished panel discussing pathways for and obstacles women face in seeking board of director positions and senior management positions. On March 6, Professor Branson gave a presentation to the Financial Regulation and Economic Development Center on the Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Acts in the United States.  He also spoke on “Going Public by the Back Door: Reverse Mergers by Chinese Companies in the U.S.”  On March 7, Professor Branson addressed the management and staff of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  His subject was “Breaking the Glass Ceiling.”  While in Hong Kong, Professor Branson also conducted interviews for  Corporate Treasurer, FinanceAsia, and Asian Investor magazines, and also for Thomson Reuters for reproduction in their business magazines and journals in Asia.

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