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16 Jan. GEMBA Connect Review - The Automotive Aftermarket Sector

16 January 2016

Several of our GEMBAs (Huifang Mao Schulenburg, Simon Wang, Nora Fu and Sophie Ye) organized a GEMBA Connect event on 16 Jan. 2016, focused on the auto industry. Huifang and Simon have deep experience in the auto sector, and our GEMBAs also invited expert guest panelists including:

Benjamin Chang (USC Marshall Alumni)
Director, Deloitte Consulting (Strategy & Operations)
 
Mr. Dominic Yuklam Seto, (GEMBA Extend)
VP and Managing Director, Valvoline China
 
Mr. Loek Beckers (GEMBA VII)
VP and CFO, SGM
 

Huifang Schulenburg(GEMBA XI) 
Product Manager, Continental Tires (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, China
 

Simon Wang (GEMBA XI) 
CEO/President, Aopec Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
 
About 20 GEMBAs, including alumni from GEMBA II, VII and IX, attended. Some of alumni even flew to Shanghai especially for this event. Thanks to all the alumni for their enthusiasm and support. 
The insight of experienced professionals and the deep discussion GEMBA alumni gain from one industry sector are readily applied to business achievements more broadly.
 
Big thanks to Alumni Association Committee Members Huifang Schulenburg, G-XI and Jerry Zhou, G-X for the initiative.Thanks also to Nora Fu, G-XI, Sophie Ye, G-XII and Simon Wang, G-XI for the great contribution.
 
We hold GEMBA Connect regularly, welcome to raise topics or industrial discussion you’re interested in through email: gemba.alumni@sjtu.edu.cn
 
Main Speaker Mr. Benjamin Chang, Director of Deloitte Consulting is giving analysis of current aftermarket industry
 
Panel Discussion
 
Audience raise questions for further discussion
 
Group Photo
 

It was a great success! Alumni in auto industry shared great insights. Wish to use the industry based connect events as platform to involve more GEMBA alumni to share their expertise and learn from the peers.  
         --Huifang Schulenburg, G-XI
 
This GEMBA Connect is a good opportunity to network and meet USC current students and alumni, with diverse perspectives across the supply chain, good insight in the thinking and operations of different steps along industry ecosystems and evolution. 
-- Loek Beckers, G-VII

 

About the GEMBA Program

The Credibility You Seek, The Transformation You Need – the Global Executive MBA in Shanghai (GEMBA) is an innovative EMBA program offered by USC in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University, featuring the same faculty and curriculum as Marshall's top 10 ranked EMBA program in L. A. Courses are primarily taken in Shanghai, China with ExPort trip in South East Asia.