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The partnership between the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) and Berkeley-Haas is a three-year pilot program (2014-2017) between UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and CELAP in Shanghai. CELAP is one of three preeminent Chinese government leadership academies and provides international, contemporary leadership development for China's senior officials.


Four times a year, a member of the Berkeley-Haas faculty travels to Shanghai to teach an intensive, course focusing on current issues in business, innovation, and public policy.

Professor Andrew K. Rose, Haas Associate Dean for Faculty, was the first to travel to China to present on the impact of European and US monetary policy on the Chinese economy for Chinese ministers and district governors in May 2014. Dean Rich Lyons of the Haas School of Business taught innovative leadership in September 2014.

Haas board member Mr. Wu Hsioh Kwang, executive chairman and director of Straco Corporation Limited Singapore, is a key driver and architect of the partnership, conceptualizing the program and engaging CELAP senior management to help bring the partnership to fruition.

Professor Teck Ho, chair of the Haas Marketing Group and faculty director of the Haas School's Asia Business Center, coordinates the curriculum. The collaborative nature of the partnership means the sessions are designed based on input from CELAP senior management and participants.

Partnership for CELAP and Berkeley-Haas is made possible by Mr. Wu Hsioh Kwang and the Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Foundation.

About the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP)

CELAP is a Shanghai-based national institution funded by the central government of the People's Republic of China. By the synergy of "Value Education, Capacity Building, and Behavior Orientation", CELAP strives to be an international, contemporary and innovative leadership academy at the cutting-edge of leadership training to foster and sustain strong, ethical and effective leadership for coordinated development of economy and society, mutual understanding of different cultures, and promotion of global peace and prosperity. Its training focuses on social improvement and economic development for high level leaders from government and top executives from the business community.