Building upon their solid foundational work through the former Cornell Alumni Association, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisors (CAALA) formalized as a regional alumni leadership team spring of 2016, serving as a two-way bridge between the university and Cornellians in the Asia Pacific. Members of the group are experienced alumni leaders based in the region. They partner closely with International Alumni Relations and other members of the leadership and professional team in Ithaca to promote best practices among alumni clubs and mentor emerging volunteer leaders in the Asia-Pacific, with the goal to broaden and deepen Cornell’s engagement reach in the region.
Alice Chan, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisor (CAALA)
Alice Chan ’01 (Hotel) is the Director and Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Haijin Real Estate Company Limited, and General Manager of Continental Holdings Limited. Based in Shanghai, she oversees the group’s real estate property and jewelry business in the region. Prior to joining Continental, Alice started her career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and subsequently in Hong Kong. Post banking, she joined Christian Dior Asia Pacific’s marketing and communications team.
Alice received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 2001. As an alumni leader, she is a member of the Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisors team. She has also served as the President of the Cornell Club of Hong Kong and on the Cornell University Council. In the broader business community, Alice is currently the Learning Chair and President Elect of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization China East Chapter.
Mark HANSEN, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisor (CAALA)
Mark ’79 (Arts & Sciences) is based in Singapore. He is currently Managing Director at the Asian Leadership Institute, Asia’s oldest executive coaching firm. He was previously Head of Asia Governance and Strategic Initiatives at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that he was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton leading their Asia financial services practice. Mark has lived and worked across Asia for almost 30 years. Mark also has a MA in economics from UC Berkeley and also studied Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University.
Mark has served his second term on Cornell University Council beginning in 2011 and was actively involved in regional alumni engagement as Cornell Alumni Association Board Director-from-the-Region (DFR) for Asia. A long-time volunteer leader, Mark was instrumental in the forming of the Cornell Club of Singapore and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor on the Club Board.
Jeff MACCORKLE, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisor (CAALA)
Jeff MacCorkle ’88 (Arts & Sciences) is the Managing Director of Pacific Rim Resources (PRR) a coal, power and infrastructure developer in China and Indonesia.
For 20 years Jeff was a senior management consultant in China’s energy sector. Jeff was a partner with Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton) leading Booz’s Beijing office. In China he has worked extensively with leading international and domestic energy companies.
Jeff started his career in China with Fuqua Industries where he was country manager for Fuqua World Trade. In 1991 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and, later was elected the Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce in the PRC.
Jeff received his received his BA from Cornell University, MBA from the International Business Program at the University of Southern California and attended the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He and his family have lived in China for over 27 years. Besides his service on the University Council and the Cornell Alumni Association board (as a Director-from-the-Region), he is also active in the Cornell Clubs of Beijing, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Stanley SUN, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisor (CAALA)
Mr. Sun Tao Hung Stanley, is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Hongkong Photo Products Holdings Limited. He looks after the Group’s overall business development. He also serves as Managing Director of Fuji Photo Products Co., Ltd., one of the subsidiary companies of the Group. Stanley joined the Group in 2005, started his career as a BD manager at Fuji Photo Products Co., Ltd., responsible for the implementation of all sales and marketing strategies. Before joining the Group, he worked at Fuji Photo Film in New York and Fujifilm Headquarters in Japan in the early 2000’s, where he equipped himself with knowledge of digital imaging products. He is the Board Member of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, specifically involved with fundraising and event organization.
Stanley earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is currently a member of the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board and has also served as a member of the Cornell University Council. Mr. Sun is a member of the Cornell Club of Hong Kong and recently served as their President.
Bobby TSAI, Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisor (CAALA)
Bobby Tsai ’83 (College of Engineering) now resides in Hong Kong. Bobby started his career as a Product Development Engineer for Procter & Gamble, and later worked for a period of time as an executive recruiter for Spencer Stuart & Associates. Since 2007, Bobby has returned to his family business and is now the Executive Director at Bond Apparels International, a China-based garment manufacturer.
Bobby has been an active alumni leader for the past two decades or so, and at various times has served as President of the Cornell Club of Hong Kong, Chair of International Programs Committee at the University Council and Vice President of the Cornell Alumni Association.