Executive Board


CGA: President

Dr. Ilan ALON is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder, Norway, and visiting scholar at Georgetown University, USA. Prior to this, he was George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business, Chairperson of the International Business department, and Director of both the China and the India Centers at Rollins College, Florida, USA. Dr. Alon was also a visiting scholar at Harvard University.  He published 27 books, and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. His recent books on China include: Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior and International Business Management (Greenwood, 2003), Chinese Economic Transition and International Marketing Strategy (Greenwood, 2003), Business and Management Education in China: Transition, Pedagogy and Training (World Scientific, 2005), The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises (Palgrave, 2008), Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009), China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation (Palgrave, 2009) A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China (World Scientific, 2010). Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China (Emerald, 2011).

Dr. Alon is a recipient of the Chinese Marketing Award, a dual award from the Tripod Marketing Association (China) and the Society for Marketing Advances (USA), and the prestigious Rollins College McKean Award for his work on education in China.  He has taught courses in top Chinese MBA programs including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, East China University for Science and Technology and China Europe International Business School. .  He is also an international business consultant, with experience in China as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, and a featured speaker in many professional associations.

Ilan Alon, Ph.D; School of  Business and Law, Universitetet i Agder, Norway.
Email: ilan.alon@uia.no

JulianChangCGA: Membership Affairs

Dr. Julian CHANG works at PwC China, Shanghai, China. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Department of Government at Harvard University, where he also served as residential dean of Cabot House from 1993 to 1996, and worked in the University Development Office. He received his B.A. from Yale University and won a Yale-China fellowship to teach at Wuhan University, China.

In 1996, Chang went west to Stanford to become assistant director of the Center for East Asian Studies. In 1997, he helped to establish the Stanford Asia/Pacific Scholars Program, a university-wide fellowship program for graduate students from Asia. He joined Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center (A/PARC) as deputy director in the fall of 1998 and returned to Harvard in 2001. His research interests include Sino-Soviet/Russian relations, Chinese enterprise reform and globalization, and mass media in China. He has edited several books on Asia, including Economic Reform and Cross-Strait Relations: Taiwan and China in the WTO (2007, with Steven Goldstein), Presidential Politics in Taiwan: The Administration of Chen Shui-bian (2008, with Steven Goldstein), and China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation (2009, with Ilan Alon, Marc Fetscherin, Christoph Lattemann, and John McIntyre).

Julian Chang, PwC China. E-mail: julianpchang1@yahoo.com


CGA: Vice-President & Research Affairs 

Dr. Christoph LATTEMANN is Professor for Business Administration and Information Management at the Jacobs University Bremen. He is the director of the Jacobs Center for the Research on China and Globalization and Vice-Director of the Confucius Institute Bremen and director of the Chinese Globalization Association. He has published 8 books and more than 150 scientific publications. His latest articles are on the most recent top two worldwide trends: the Globalization of China (in particular Chinese OFDI to Europe) and the Digital Transformation (Design Thinking, Management Information Systems, Governance Concepts). Since 2010  he is a senior editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM). He is also an international business consultant, in particular in the information industry and Design Thinking. He is member of various review boards and professional associations.

He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Stanford University and taught courses in top MBA programs at Copenhagen Business School, Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Engineering, and Educatis University in Switzerland. Formerly he held senior positions in project management in the financial industry.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Email: c.lattemann@jacobs-university.de


CGA: Secretary

Dr. John R. MCINTYRE has been Director of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a national center of excellence, since 1993 and a full professor of international business management and international relations with joint appointments in the College of Management and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his graduate education at McGill, Strasbourg and Northeastern Universities, obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Published in over 80 journals, reviews, and book chapters. He is author and co-editor of ten books, including “Business and Management Education in China: Transition, Pedagogy and Training” and “Globalization of Chinese Enterpises”. Recipient of numerous competitive grants to further the internationalization of business education and research. Extensive corporate consulting experience; expert in the aluminum industry.

He is member of various review boards and professional associations.

Prof. Dr. John McIntyre, Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) , Atlanta. USA;  Email: John.McIntyre@scheller.gatech.edu



CGA: Communication Affairs

Dr. Francesca SPIGARELLI is Associate Professor of Applied Economics, at the University of Macerata and Director of the China Center. She is Vice Rector for Entrepreneurship and Technological Transfer. She serves as deputy for international relation and research project of the Department of Law (University of Macerata)

She is coordinator of two  European Funded project: “PEOPLE MCSA RISE: Horizon 2020” on GRAGE – Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas and of “PEOPLE MCSA IRSES – 7 PF” on Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries.

She is a scientific coordinator of LUCI- Laboratory for Creativity and Humanism, University of Macerata. Her main teaching Areas are: International Business, Applied Economics, Microeconomics.

 Prof. Dr. Francesca Spigarelli, Piaggia dell’Università 2, 62100 Macerata (Italy), Email: Spigarelli@unimc.it



WenxianZhangCGA: Treasurer

Prof. Wenxian ZHANG is a member of Arts and Sciences faculty since 1995. He is a recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Arthur Vining Davis Fellow, and a full professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He also won the Patrick D. Smith Award for his academic work with Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan on “A Trip to Florida for Health and Sport” (FHS Press, 2010). In addition to many articles on information studies, historical research, and Chinese business management, his recent book publications related to China include “The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders”, “A Guide to the Top 100 Companies in China” (World Scientific, 2010), “The Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China: The Chinese Returnees Who Have Shaped Modern China (Emerald, 2011), and “A Winter in Sunshine” (Shanghai University Press, 2012).

Prof. Wenxian Zhang, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA;  Email:  WZhang@Rollins.edu


William WangCGA: Marketing

Dr. William Hua WANG is Associate Dean, EMLyon, Dean, EMLYON Asia, French Dean, Asia Europe Business School, France. His research interests center on the innovation management, foreign direct investment, industrial clusters, globalization strategy of Chinese companies, and the automotive industry in China. He has more than 100 publications in journals, book chapters and in conference proceedings, including Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He has taught courses in leading MBA and EMBA programs. He is the Director of China Euro-Mediterranean Center of Diversity (CEMCD) research center, steering committee member of Gerpisa (international automobile industry research network), one of the 30 think tank members of 21st China Business Herald Automobile Center. Wang received a PhD from Université Pierre Mendes France, in France.

Prof. Dr. William Hua Wang, EMLyon, France. E-mail: Hwang@em-Lyon.com.