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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, we will feature BCom alumna Belinda Wong, CEO of Starbucks China, as our honoured guest for the Dean’s Speaker Series.
The Dean’s Speaker Series offers a unique opportunity for our alumni and students to gain insight on the lives and careers of our most successful alumni and community partners. Join us at our 5th annual Dean’s Speaker Series with a rare opportunity to hear directly from the CEO of Starbucks China, Belinda Wong, as she shares her work experience running a coffee empire across 136 cities in Asia, as well as her successes and challenges. There will be a reception after Belinda’s presentation for alumni and students to connect and network over food and drinks.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Henry Angus 098
Middlefield Group Lecture Theatre
UBC Sauder School of Business
2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC- map
Check-in: 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (advance registration required)
Keynote: 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (complimentary canapes and one drink included)
$15.00 alumni and guest ticket includes one drink ticket and appetizers. Alumni can bring one guest.
$10.00 for the UBC Sauder 2017 class (had graduation ceremonies in May and November 2017)
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As CEO of Starbucks China, Belinda is responsible for overseeing all
facets of Starbucks business in the market, including vision, growth
strategy, people and brand development. Belinda leads a talented team of nearly 40,000 employees and manages approximately 3,000 stores across 136 Chinese cities. On December 6, 2017, she led her team to open the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai which is 30,00 square feet of coffee roasting and brewing.
Belinda joined Starbucks in January 2000 and
has held leadership positions across a variety of business units and
geographies. She started her career with Starbucks as marketing director
for the Asia Pacific region, where she served in brand and category
management as well as marketing, public relations and corporate social
responsibility. Before joining Starbucks, Belinda was the marketing
manager of McDonald’s China Development Company, where she was
responsible for formulating marketing strategies and plans for the China
Belinda serves as a member on the China Advisory Council
and the Faculty Advisory Board for the UBC Sauder School of Business. She has been recognized as one of China’s most influential female business leaders
by Forbes China and Fortune China for consecutive years. In September 2016,
Belinda was among 50 recipients to receive the Magnolia Silver Award by
the Shanghai Municipal Government in appreciation for her outstanding
contributions and support of Shanghai’s development, and was listed as
among the top 50 people shaping the future of the U.S. - China relationship
by Foreign Policy.
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