Professor Vincent Chang is Vice Chancellor of Brac University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Professor Chang has more than a decade of experience in international higher education and over 20 years in the US industry, with proven records in building new capabilities, new businesses, a new graduate school and a new university. His expertise is in defining strategies, translating them into high-impact actions and new opportunities, and executing them to yield desired results. He is considered a visionary leader and inspirational communicator for developing strategic alliances and joint ventures.
Before joining Brac University, he served as the inaugural chair for institutional development at Chinese University of Hong Kong in China, as the founding president and planning director of University of Business and Technology in Oman (academically affiliated with Virginia Tech in the US), and as the inaugural executive dean of Peking University’s HSBC Business School, established as China’s first all-English international business school. He was instrumental in bringing this brand-new school to an internationally recognized status.
His experiences in the US span over medical imaging, energy, investment, marketing and consulting, with startup firms as well as well-known institutions such as JP Morgan, McKinsey, ExxonMobil and the US Federal Reserve.
Professor Chang holds his PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), another PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California at Berkeley, master’s in public administration from Harvard, MBA from Yale, and BS in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. He is fluent in English and Chinese, conversant in Japanese, and a beginner in French and Arabic.