The idea of having students take the programme at various locations and develop a stronger understanding of different cultures locally is crucial for leadership.
William Chan

William Chan

Nationality/Passport: Chinese Year of graduation: 2025 Current Role: CEO of a listed company in HKG (

Tell us about yourself, and how you got to where you are today both on a professional and personal level? 

Keep trying and keep failing; keep failing and keep trying but never give up. No one knows what will happen tomorrow.

What led you to decide to pursue a TIEMBA, and why did you choose INSEAD in particular? 

It was time to jump outside my comfort zone after so long in my career, and I was looking for ways to connect with other professionals who share the same values. I was keen to extend my network not only within my own industry but also the entire business community around the globe which would certainly enhance the opportunity of meeting talents from various fields. 

My goal is to transform the company into a full content solution provider and offer the best possible options to our clients by leveraging the suitable technology.

Could you describe your experience so far? The classes, the curriculum, your fellow participants, the professors?

Frankly speaking, I didn’t really expect so much work to manage in terms of pre-readings, class/group discussions and projects and of course exams for the classes. I was quite stressed when I first started back in August last year and it took me a few months to get myself tuned in for the back-to-school mode. Besides, everything else was superb and is definitely worth it.

What advice would you give to someone who might be interested in pursuing an INSEAD programme? 

I personally believe the modules are fairly similar for all major EMBA programmes, but what makes INSEAD interesting is their international coverage not to mention the Tsinghua partnership. 

The idea of having students take the programme at various locations, providing a chance not only to meet and network with different people but also to have a stronger understanding of different cultures locally, is crucial for leadership.