HNA Group Chairman Chen Feng to speak at Harvard Business School

HNA Chairman to discuss company's global growth and philanthropic mission
2018-02-12 22:00 693

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global industrial and financial holding company HNA Group announced today that Chairman Chen Feng will speak about the company's global development at Harvard Business School on February 12. The speech comes on the heels of a recently published Harvard Business Review case study update that outlines HNA's Group's growth and philanthropic mission.

The case study is titled HNA Group: Global Excellence with Chinese Characteristics (B) and was first published by Harvard Business School Professor William C. Kirby in January 2016. HNA Group has gone global. The refreshed publication describes HNA Group's history as an aviation company and outlines its philanthropic philosophy, commitment to innovation, and strategic business model.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to speak with future business leaders about HNA Group's global presence and growth," said Chen Feng, HNA Group Chairman. "HNA Group's tremendous growth is due in large part to the company's commitment to following a business model that emphasizes a philanthropic mission along with investing in innovative companies. I look forward to joining Professor Kirby to elaborate on his work."

In addition to outlining HNA Group's recent acquisitions and major deals, the case study lists the company's charitable projects, recent awards and recognition, investment criteria and financial performance. It also describes HNA's business model, BIM, which stand for Building, Industry, Investment, Innovation and Management. Under this model, HNA uses a private equity style management to govern its industrial holdings and drive growth through investment and innovation. 

Chairman Chen Feng will discuss this case study and HNA's global development in his speech at 10am on February 12, 2018 at the CGIS South Building, Harvard University. The forum will be open to Harvard Business School students and faculty. 

About HNA Group

HNA Group is a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services. Since its founding in 1993, HNA Group has evolved from a regional airline based on Hainan Island in southern China into a global company with approximately $145 billion of assets, over $90 billion in annual revenues, and an international workforce of 410,000 employees, primarily across America, Europe and Asia. HNA's tourism business is a fast-growing, vertically-integrated global player with market-leading positions in aviation, hotels and travel services. HNA operates and invests in nearly 3,200 hotels with over 380,000 rooms across major markets, and has 1,250 aircraft carrying nearly 100 million passengers to 270 cities worldwide. HNA's Logistics business is a leader in logistics and supply chain management with capabilities in shipping and equipment manufacturing, maritime transportation, third-party payment platforms and project finance. In financial services, HNA is China's largest non-bank leasing company, and a leading provider of a diverse set of businesses in equipment leasing, insurance, asset management, investment banking and credit services. For more information, visit

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