Issue 99, June 2011
Expanding to Anhui
NTU launches its 24th alumni chapter in Anhui, China, to cater to the networking needs of some 100 alumni based there.

Alumni in Anhui can now look forward to having more gatherings and networking sessions in the province, with the establishment of the NTU Alumni Association (Anhui).

Held at the Westin Hefei Baohe Hotel in the capital city of Anhui, the launch was graced by NTU President Professor Su Guaning. The newly set-up association aims to promote exchange of ideas and networking among fellow alumni.

Being a traditional agricultural province, Anhui is located in the eastern part of China across the basins of the Yangtze River and the Huai River.

Helming the NTU Alumni Association (Anhui) is Ms Liu Jun, who completed the Executive MBA programme at the Nanyang Business School in 2007.

Moving forward, she will take the lead on enhancing communications between alumni in Anhui and other provinces, as well as strengthening ties with their alma mater in Singapore.

Fostering communication
“It is heartening to note that our China-based alumni have been actively supporting the University’s development. We strongly encourage all of you to participate in various alumni events organised and always stay connected with your alma mater,” said Prof Su, whilst welcoming Anhui alumni in joining the global Nanyang alumni family.

During this trip to China, Prof Su also visited Guizhou and Jiangxi provinces, where two more alumni chapters were launched.

Joining Prof Su in gracing the launch were Mr Chi Chiew Sum, Singapore Deputy Consul-General in Shanghai, Mr Yu Aimin, Head of Foreign Affairs Bureau, Anhui Organisation Department, and NTU’s senior management, namely, Professor Er Meng Hwa, Vice President-Designate (International Affairs) and Senior Associate Provost; Mr Chew Kheng Chuan; Chief University Advancement Officer; Dr Wu Wei, Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration and Office of China Affairs; and Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of Alumni Affairs.

Fellow alumni hailing from Shanghai, Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Hainan, Hubei, Beijing, Jiangsu and Zhejiang were also present at the launch ceremony on 18 June.

Sharing session
Prior to the launch, a forum on ‘Analysing China’s Macro Economic Trend in Post-Crisis Era’ was held, where Dr Liu Yunhua, Deputy Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, shared his view on the trend with the alumni and guests present.

During the trip, Prof Su also met with Mr Wang Mingfang, Deputy Secretary of Anhui Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Anhui CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference); Mr Zhang Shiping, Deputy Secretary-General of Anhui Provincial Party Committe; Mr Qin Yadong, Deputy Minister of Organisation Department, Anhui Provincial Party Committee; Ms Liu Li, Director-General of Anhui Provincial Human Resources & Social Department; to explore further collaboration with the province in terms of higher education and talent training.

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