HKUST IEMS is led by a Director, an Associate Director, and an Executive Committee consisting of the Director, the Associate Director, and 5 HKUST Faculty Associates (4 elected to alternating 2-year terms by all Faculty Associates, and one appointed annually by the Director). In addition, HKUST faculty with research interests in emerging markets are invited to become Faculty Associates of the Institute for renewable 3-year terms. The Institute has a small team of administrative and research staff to provide leadership and support for research projects, academic events, publications, and outreach activities on emerging markets.

An Advisory Board consisting of six members, including three appointed by EY, including the Chair of the Advisory Board, and three appointed by HKUST, approves leadership appointments and advises the leadership on major decisions and strategic directions.

Acting Director

Kar Yan Tam, Dean, School of Business and Management, HKUST

Special Advisor to the Director

Albert Park, Head and Chair Professor of Economics, Chair Professor of Social Science and Professor of Public Policy


Executive Committee


Advisory Board

  • Jay Nibbe, Global Vice Chair - Markets, EY
  • Steven Lewis, EY Global Research Institute Leader – EY Knowledge
  • Jasmine Lee, EY Hong Kong and Macau Managing Partner
  • Tim Cheng, Vice-President for Research and Development, HKUST
  • Kellee Tsai, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST

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