On April 20th, 2019, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) celebrated its 10th anniversary at Wenzhitang Auditorium on SJTU Xuhui Campus, under the theme of “New Era, New Finance”. Qing Wu, Deputy Mayor of Shanghai and Chairman of the SAIF Board; and Zhongqin Lin, President and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of SJTU and Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, addressed the ceremony. Prof. Jiang Wang, Chairman of SAIF Faculty Council, presented a report for the celebration. Guangshao Tu, Adjunct Professor at SJTU and former Vice Chairman and General Manager of China Investment Corporation; Xinghai Fang, Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission; and Franklin Allen, professor of Finance and Economics at Imperial College London and former President of the American Academy of Financial Management, delivered keynote speeches.
Nearly 1,000 participants witnessed the celebration, including: Yang Zheng, Director of Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau; Jing Lu, Director of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission; Dexiu Ma, former Secretary of the CPC Committee of SJTU; Jie Zhang, former President of SJTU and Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zhen Huang, Vice President of SJTU and Vice Chairman of Shanghai CPPCC; Xuemin Xu, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee and Vice President of SJTU; Prof. Ming Su, former Deputy Secretary of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee of SJTU and Director of the Education, Science, Culture and Health Committee of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress; Quyuan Ye, former Executive Vice President of SJTU; Chun Chang, Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at SAIF; Qigui Zhu, Secretary of the CPC Committee at SAIF; representatives of Chinese and international universities and colleges; representatives of SJTU affiliates; representatives of alumni at home and abroad; and current students and faculty. All gathered together to review the journey over the past decade and look forward to the future.
The celebration was presided over by Qigui Zhu, Secretary of the CPC Committee of SAIF. The keynote speeches were mediated by Chun Chang, Executive Dean at SAIF.
Back on April 19, 2009, SAIF was formally unveiled, aiming to become a world class institution of research and advanced learning in finance and management. It is based on an international first-class business school model, in compliance with the national strategy of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government to build Shanghai into an international financial center.