Leading and learning in Shanghai

Thomas Cheong and eMBA classmates
Business leader Thomas Cheong (second from left, front row) with other EMBA (Shanghai) classmates. He was elected class president and given the William Emory Award for Outstanding Leadership.

When Thomas Cheong, EMBA ’13 (Shanghai), entered the Washington University–Fudan University Executive MBA program, he had already been working for 20 years, becoming a CFO at age 32 and a CEO by age 40.

“I wanted to go back to school to recharge and learn new skills to prepare for bigger roles in the second half of my career,” he says.

He chose the program because of the reputation of the universities and the opportunity to learn concurrently from a Chinese and American university.