Professor Kalok Chan, BBS, JP
Professor Kalok Chan is Wei Lun Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. He was the Dean of CUHK Business School from 2014 to 2019.
Before he joined CUHK Business School in 2014, Prof. Chan was the Synergis-Geoffrey Yeh Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he had served as the Head of Finance Department (2003-2013) and Acting Dean of HKUST Business School (2013-14). He was the Founding Director of the HKUST-NYU Stern Joint Master in Global Finance programme. Prior to joining HKUST, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Arizona State University.
Prof. Chan obtained his BSSc in Economics from CUHK, and PhD in Finance from Ohio State University. As a leading scholar and a prominent researcher, Prof. Chan has had numerous publications in top ranked finance journals, and has been ranked as the top finance researcher in the Asia-Pacific region. His research interests focus on dynamics of asset prices, derivatives, market micro-structure, and international financial markets.
Prof. Chan is active in contributing to the profession. He was the past President of Asian Finance Association. He currently serves in a number of committees, including Organising Committee of the HKIB Outstanding Financial Management Planner Awards (Chairman), Human Capital Committee of HK Financial Services and Development Council, Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Academy of Finance, HKIMR Council of Advisers for Applied Research, EFAC Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee (Hong Kong Monetary Authority), Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, and TraHK Supervisory Committee. He is an INED in a number of listed and non-listed companies in banking, fund management, insurance, securities, and shipping ports.