Rupert Hoogewerf, the publisher of the Hurun China rich list and leading voice on China’s wealthy, has been appointed at the Durham University Business School as a professor of practice, reports the BDaily.
Rupert is a Durham University alumnus, who graduated with a degree in Chinese with Japanese in 1993. After subsequently spending seven years as a qualified chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen in London and Shanghai, Rupert founded the Hurun Research Institute – a household brand across China and the world’s largest Rich List provider, ranking over 5000 individuals annually. Now in its 20th year, Hurun Report Inc. has grown into a leading research platform responsible for creating and delivering over 100 business-focused events each year in China, including industry-respected awards.
As Chairman and Chief Researcher of the Hurun Report Inc., Rupert works with financial institutions (PingAn, Bank of China, Taikang Life, Minsheng, Citic), local government (Shanghai, Changbaishan) and Global 500 multinationals (Marriott, Country Garden, Agile, Audi, Volvo).
Rupert was confirmed in his three year tenure beginning 1st November 2018 by Durham University’s Vice-Chancellor Stuart Corbridge, who was attending the Hurun Entrepreneurs Summit in Beijing on 2nd November.