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The Emerging Markets Series is designed to educate young entrepreneurs and professionals on the business practices and entrepreneurial culture of emerging markets. The series will comprise keynote speeches by entrepreneurial leaders, a one-day entrepreneurship boot-camp on emerging markets, regular workshops and a mentorship scheme. The Emerging Markets Series is held in partnership with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). The CKGSB is mainland China's first non-profit, faculty governed business school and was established in 2002 by Asia's most successful entrepreneur, Mr. Li Ka Shing.
The fifth speaker in the series is Lord Wei (Chairman of East Asian Business APPG).
Nat Wei is a serial social entrepreneur, a co-founding team member of Teach First and is the founding and former partner of the Shaftesbury Partnership, an organization which seeks to emulate the great social reformers of the Victorian era by creating scalable social reforms. He is the youngest member of the House of Lords and is the first British born person of Chinese origin in history to have become a member of it. He was also previously an adviser to the UK Government on their Big Society project. In September 2011, Lord Wei was elected as the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for East Asian Business which aims to improve the understanding of Britain's trade with East Asia.
Lord Wei's ancestry can be traced back to a village in Zhuhai, on the southern coast of the Guangdong province. In April 2011, when Lord Wei was visiting China, he was given an award by Phoenix Television for his achievements. He is the most senior ethnic Chinese politician in the European Union.
Lord Wei is fluent in English, and has a working knowledge of Cantonese, French and German. He studied Modern Languages at Jesus College, Oxford.
Date: Friday, 18 May
Venue: Oxford Union