Whitman Day

Martin J. Whitman

Interim Dean S.P. Raj cordially invites you to attend the 14th annual Whitman Day.

Whitman Day was inaugurated in 2003 as an annual celebration of Martin J. Whitman, founder and chairman of the High Conviction Fund, and his wife, Lois, for their tremendous generosity and commitment to business education and Syracuse University. The day highlights Mr. Whitman’s contributions to the business world, provides a forum by innovators in finance and showcases exceptional Whitman students.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Keynote: 
12 to 1:15 p.m.
Marvin and Helaine Lender Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Ronnie C. Chan
2017 Martin and Phyllis Berman Lecturer

Ronnie Chan

Ronnie C. Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited will deliver this year’s keynote address “China in Transition: What it Will Mean for China and the World Economy,” in the 2017 Martin and Phyllis Berman Distinguished Lecture Series.

Chan is chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Chan is also chairman of the Executive Committee of One Country Two Systems Research Institute, vice president of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, co-chair of the Board of Asia Society and chairman of its Hong Kong Center. He also acts as an advisor to the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing.

Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Japan Times.

Chan sits on the governing or advisory bodies of several think-tanks and universities, including the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Indian School of Business, and his alma mater, the University of Southern California.