Oxford Saïd alumnus Feng Guo has donated to the Dean’s Development Fund.
His gift will support teaching, research, as well as life-long learning for alumni. To acknowledge his support the school named a seminar room after him.
Mr. Guo is an alumnus of the MSc Management Research programme, graduating in 2010. He returned to the school last year to attend the Leading and Transforming Family Businesses – China programme which is run in conjunction with the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, and Harvard Business School.
Speaking on his gift Mr Guo said: ‘I gained so much from Oxford Saïd and the University and it gave me many opportunities to meet with great thinkers: The late Prof Anthony Hopwood was my dissertation supervisor; Michio Kaku, the founder of string theory came to Saïd for a speech; and Guo Shuqing - who is now the president of China Banking Regulatory Commission, returned as an alumnus for a seminar and dinner with us in early 2009. I hope the fund can continue to support the convening of the greatest minds at Oxford, for the benefit of all University students.’
‘We are truly grateful to Mr Guo for his generous gift to the school,’ said Robert McCarthy, Director of Development and Alumni Relations. ‘Inspired by his own experiences, Mr Guo has pledged to enrich our communities by increasing the accessibility of Oxford’s ideas, skills, and expertise to support economic, cultural, and social advances.’