Senior Advisor and Founding Director
Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies
Roger King is Senior Advisor and Founding Director of both the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies and the Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His teaching and research interests include family business, family office, entrepreneurship, and corporate and family governance.
Professor King was a former US Naval Officer; member of Technical Staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories (USA). He served at various leading positions: Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Orient Overseas (Holdings) Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK); Chairman and Founder of ODS System-Pro Computers Limited; Chairman of Euro-Asia Shipyard Limited; Chairman of Pacific Coffee Limited; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, listed on SEHK; Independent Non-Executive Director of Sincere Watch (Hong Kong) Limited, listed on SEHK; Board Director of Arrow Electronics Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Supervisory Board member of TNT Express, listed on Amsterdam Exchange; President of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Hong Kong and Macau; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia in HKSAR; Standing Committee Member of the Zhejiang Province People’s Political Consultative Conference; and Council member of The Hong Kong Baptist University and HKUST.
Professor King is currently Honorary Court Member of HKUST; member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University (TAU); member of the International Advisory Board of Coller School of Management at TAU; Chairman of the Case Center Committee, Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools; member of the Advisory Council of the Israel-Asia Center; member of International Advisory Council of NYC Family Enterprise Center; member of the Ernst & Young Family Business Advisory Council; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Business Strategy.
Professor King is a graduate of the University of Michigan, BSEE; New York University, MSEE; Harvard Business School, AMP; and HKUST, PhD (Finance). He is the 2011 recipient of the HKUST Honorary Fellowship and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary societies for electric engineers and business scholars respectively.