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Dr. Keith Luo

Dr. Keith Luo Biography


Keith Luo is Director of Partnership and Executive Education at the New Beacon Group. He has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and administration at a number of leading universities in the UK and East Asia. He came to Britain in 1986 to pursue his postgraduate studies as a recipient of the British Government Scholarship. After obtaining his PhD in Economics from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, he has worked successively as Research Officer, Research Fellow, Lecturer, Weilun Distinguished Visiting Professor, Research Professor and University Guest Professor at SOAS, National University of Singapore, Leeds University, Tsinghua University (Beijing), Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul), and Renmin University of China (Beijing) respectively. He has published in the areas of political economy of the Greater China region, foreign direct investment in Asia Pacific, and business management in Chinese enterprises; his publications include manuscripts and papers by Oxford University Press and the China Quarterly (Cambridge University Press). In addition, he has been invited to speak at numerous international conferences, including those held at Harvard and Oxford Universities.


Keith served as CEO/Principal of Huaxia Management Institute, Singapore from 2005 to 2007, responsible for the running of two local campuses and further seven campuses in China with a total student population of around 15,000. Later, his experience in building world-class business schools was further strengthened through working as Project Leader at the Business School of Renmin University of China on applying for EQUIS international accreditation. His role included compiling the Self-assessment Report, coordinating internal reform and development, and ensuring that every part of the Business School’s processes, faculties and academic programmes meet with the standards and requirements of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The qualification was successfully accorded in November 2010.


Keith also played an active role in forging many successful partnerships between British and Chinese universities and professional bodies. For example, he was instrumental to the establishment and development of the joint academic programmes between Leeds University and Zhejiang University in 2000-2004, and facilitated the introduction of UK certification programmes in Logistics and Supply Chain Management to China in 2002.


Keith holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching from Leeds University, as well as a Chartered Fellowship at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK. Currently, he runs his own business consultancy based in Oxford and supervises PhD/DBA students for a number of British universities in London.