Dialogue with CFO| The Future of Finance
Manchester Global MBA Industrial Insights


As we head towards 2020, with the unprecedented pace of change within the finance function, have you ever thought about what will precipitate the next wave of finance transformation? And what does the future of finance mean for you and what the digital finance will bring to your business?


In the afternoon of 17th August, the University of Manchester China Centre is delighted to invite our Manchester Global MBA senior alumnus Mr. Rex Gu (CFO, Maersk Line China) to deliver a speech with subject on "The Future of Finance".  Together with Ms. Sophia Song (Senior VP, Banco Santander), they will present a speaker panel with focusing on the discussion based interaction. We believe it will provide you with the strategic and operational needs crucial to your vision and business!


Mr. Rex Gu is CFO of Far East Asia Operations for A.P. Moller – Maersk, the world’s leading shipping and logistics company with headquarter in Copenhagen. He is a seasoned finance leader with proven track record for delivering finance transformation which enables the sustainable business growth, in a rapidly-evolving business world.


Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss and benchmark cutting-edge approaches with finance leaders as you prepare to embark on the next step of your MBA study.


Register for the session TODAY!

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Guest Speaker: Mr. Rex Gu, Chief Financial Officer, Maersk Line (China) LOC Co., Ltd



Rex Gu Joined Maersk Group since 2007 as management trainee, Rex has worked in trade & revenue management and finance leadership roles in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Russia and Baltics. Prior to moving to Shanghai, Rex was the General Manager of Business Finance for Maersk's Asia Pacific Region based in Hong Kong, providing finance business partnering for the region’s senior executives as well as developing & coaching for Finance Business Partners across Greater China, North East Asia, South East Asia, and Oceania areas.


Rex holds an MBA degree with distinction from Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, and he is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Member of CPA Australia, and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Guest Speaker: Ms. Sophia Song, Senior VP, Banco Santander



Sophia Song has over 14 years corporate banking experience; worked at DBS Bank for about 10 years and Societe Generale for about 4 years. Now she is working at Banco Santander, the largest bank in Europe in terms of market capitalization, serving MNC corporate clients in China, as Senior Vice President. Sophia holds MBA degree from Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester and plays an active role in China Centre Finance Club.




Saturday, 17th August


14:00 - Registration & Networking
14:30 - Welcome Speech
15:00 - Keynote Speech "the Future of Finance" by Mr. Rex Gu
15:30 - Panel Discussion by Mr. Rex Gu & Ms. Sophia Song
16:00 - Manchester Global MBA Introduction


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              We are ranked 6th of the Best 2 year International MBAs(outside the US) by Forbes 2015

              According to FT, MBA students can expect a 108% salary increase three years after graduation

              Bloomberg Business Week ranked AMBS at 19th in the world and 9th in the alumni survey.

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