About Us

IES Development Institute provides tailored services to CEOs and top executives in 2 major areas:

1) Strategic Workshops

Traditional consulting projects solve problems but disempower your own people. Traditional management training can be disconnected from the business.

In our Strategic Workshops, we provide the thinking tools for your own people to solve their strategic challenges. Your people will come out of these workshops:

  • With new ideas that they feel total ownership for putting into action
  • With a broader strategic perspective on your business
  • Equipped with the thinking tools they can apply themselves to their next challenge

Workshops can be customised to fit your organisation’s requirements

2) Executive Coaching and Advisory

Leadership requires continuous Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual energy. Even the best leaders need someone they can talk things through with. For top executives, it is hard to find this trusted sounding board within their company.

We can be your thought partner and coach, helping you continuously deliver extraordinary results for your company.

We bring unique value to our clients:

  • Combining consulting insight with practical management experience of making it happen
  • Highly cost effective approach, fully leveraging your scarcest resource – time
  • Fluency across Asian and Western business cultures

Who we are:

Ching-yu Chung

Ching-yu Chung has over 15 years experience in international management consulting. She formerly ran her own independent consulting practice and was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, Greater China, leading strategic projects with multinational clients in over 10 countries. Ms. Chung has extensive experience dealing with strategic and organizational issues especially in Financial Service and Consumer Industries.

In recent years, Ms. Chung also developed a passion and in-depth knowledge in leadership coaching. She was a head coach for a global training and development institution in its leadership program in Hong Kong.

Her former clients include AIG, Ping An, Microsoft, Bertlesmann, OCBC Bank and Nestle. She holds a MBA from the University of Hawaii with the sponsorship of Fujitsu Asia Scholarship, a Master in Management Information System from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and a BA in Business from National Taiwan University. Ms. Chung is a native Mandarin speaker, fluent in English and Taiwanese, with working knowledge of Japanese and Cantonese.

Chris Doran

Chris Doran has over 20 years experience in helping multinationals grow, spanning executive, advisory and academic perspectives. He currently is Academic Director for Kellogg-HKUST eMBA (the Number 1 eMBA in the world ranked by the FT) and an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, teaching Strategy, Consulting and M&A.

Formerly, he has been Strategy Director for A.S.Watson (the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa), Lend Lease (one ofAustralia’s largest Real Estate companies) and UDV, the US$2 billion operating profit drinks division of Diageo plc. His responsibilities have included M&A, corporate strategy, new venture development and running the strategic planning process for over 50 business units in 34 countries.

Chris got his grounding in business as a manager at McKinsey & Co, the world’s leading management consultancy. He was based in the London and Delhi Offices.

In addition to his MBA from INSEAD in France, he has a first class Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge in England.

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