How Does a Young Startup in China Use Benchmark Learning to Execute Strategy?

Tuesday, 12/4   |   4:00 pm – 5:00 pm   |   Room 202

Wayne Chen

Professor of Practice & Director of Centre of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Peking University HSBC Business School · Former Senior Vice President, DiDi Chuxing


How did the largest ride-sharing company in China learn to keep up with its breathtaking growth over the last six years? One of learning approaches they use is the Sky Eye Program (Kai Tian Yan in Chinese)—a global benchmark learning program for business leaders. This company’s unique approach is about deep learning, zero gap from knowing to doing, and positive business results. Join this session to hear the full story!

Wayne Chen is the professor of practice and director of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBC). Prior to joining PHBC, Wayne was the senior vice president for Didi Chuxing. Before this, Wayne served as executive vice president and CHRO at Vanke Enterprises Co. Ltd. Wayne also worked for Coca-Cola and Nike in marketing and general management earlier in his business career. Wayne received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from East China Normal University and a master’s degree in workforce learning and development from Pennsylvania State University in the United States. He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Wayne started the Hay Group consulting business in China and later served as managing director for Greater China, North East Asia, leading the business for Hay Group in Japan, Korea, and Greater China. He became a Global Executive Team member in 2009 and board member in 2013 for Hay Group.