Alumni Lecture and Networking Event in Beijing

18:00 - 20:30
John Smith
Fairmont Beijing Hotel, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
John Smith, Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance, Leeds University Business School

Photos from the event can now be viewed on the Business School Flickr page

John Smith
Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance
Leeds University Business School

What can China learn from the banking crisis in the West?

John Smith, Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School will examine the similarities and differences between the banking sector in China and the sector in the West before the global financial crisis. You will have also have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni.

Event Format

6.00pm - Registration in the Gold Fish Hutong room
6.30pm - Lecture followed by Q&A in the Gold Fish Hutong room
7.30pm - Networking and refreshments in the Gold Fish Hutong room
8.30pm - Close


Fairmont Beijing Hotel
8 Yong An Dong Li
Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
Chaoyang District
China, 100022

There is no charge for this event but places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. This event is open to Business School alumni and invited guests only.

To register your place, please click the button above and complete the online booking form.

About the speaker

John is a Chartered Accountant and spent 14 years in professional practice based in Leeds and London where he specialised initially in corporate taxation, before moving into tax efficient reward structures, share incentive plans and executive compensation. John developed and subsequently led a successful regional compensation consulting practice before taking on national practice management responsibilities with two large firms. His experience as a partner in Andersen, at the time of the firm's collapse in 2002 following the Enron scandal, initiated his interest in audit failure, professional ethics and corporate accountability.

After a spell establishing a specialist practice at RSM Robson Rhodes, John decided on a career change and moved into accounting education in 2005. Since then he has taught most areas of accounting and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK, Hong Kong and China. He is also an active and published early career researcher in corporate sustainability assurance practice and accounting education. Before taking up his current appointment at Leeds University Business School, John was a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and a Teacher Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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