By stimulating the intrinsic potential of each participant, we will help him to develop the ability of becoming the starting point of social transformation, to promote social innovation and social progress.


    Our mission is to ignite hearts for greatness and to transform the resultant fire into a powerful habit of the mind and the will. We focus on leaders of organizations and introduce them to a deeper awareness of the six virtues related to leadership and correspondingly relate these virtues to their self-knowledge, discovery of their personal mission and achieving their personal development plan within the context of the enterprise mission.

  • What do they say ?

    Timo Soini,Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland

    - "Virtuous Leadership is full of brilliant insights. It is highly topical and relevant."

    Phil Sotok, CEO VentureSource

    - "A simple, yet profound lesson from the Virtuous Leadership seminar… changed how my team thinks about their role as leaders. …The Virtuous Leadership seminar offers substance and drives to the core of what true leadership entails. It’s a practical approach that can be applied at all levels of an organization."

    Anthony T. Salvia, Director of International Communications, IESE Business School

    - “It is designed to be a transformative experience — it’s about character, not technique.”

    Philip Lim, CDO Chevron(China)

    - "The practice of virtuous leadership has made great contributions to our daily management and team work."


    - HVLI Asia Centre for Virtue Leadership designs and offers programs for enterprises senior executives, heads of nonprofit organizations and student leaders. Beginning with the understanding of one’s temperament and through the process of self-knowledge, accompanied by gaining awareness of certain competencies of leadership and of the cardinal virtues in a practical setting through case studies, workshops and other effective learning approaches, we help participants to cultivate these competencies in their organizations and in their daily lives.


    - Our programs assist each participant discover ones mission and help reflect how to relate ones personal mission with the enterprise mission which is concretized in a personal development plan as the final output of our course.


    - The course will give participants the ability to understand their strengths and weaknesses and teach them the ideas and methods of self-improvement in their career and personal life, enable high performance team cooperation, engender more effective communication, trust and loyalty.

  • Management Team

    Richard S. Roque

    Executive Director

    is Managing Director, of SA Capital Limited, a private investment company focused on triple bottom line impact investments in Greater China.



    Richard has had over 30 years of experience in investment and finance. Over the last 9 years, he has been specializing in Impact investment and prior to that 13 years in private equity and 10 years in merchant banking. He has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He currently continues to be a Chairman Emeritus of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.


    He established with 2 partners the Havard Virtues Leadership Institute (HVLI) for Asia based in Shanghai. He is in charge of business development for HVLI for Asia. He believes Virtues Leadership is very much aligned to training the social entrepreneurs and innovators required by Impact Investors.


    Educational background

    Richard has a Global EMBA from IESE, Spain, and MSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific and BSc Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University in Manila.

    Paul Liu

    Executive Director


    Paul has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry across the whole sales cycle from backend to frontend then management.


    As the COO of Moloqode since 2015, he built the join program with Alibaba for programmer skills assessment. Paul had been an regional manager of Atempo Shanghai since 2005, he was incharge of marketing development and channel management. Product management experience in Sybase since 2000 helped him to touch the business process at the first time after being an engineer role.


    Educational & Professional Background

    Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Beijing Jiaotong University. He is also a lead member of the Train the Trainer program of HP Enterprise.

    Milton Leung

    Certified Coach, Trainer & Legal Representative

    has over 15 years’ experience in banking and finance. He specializes in designing training courses for banks in the Greater China region. He has pursued leadership development with passion and has diversified into coaching services.



    He is certified in several world renowned assessment instruments such as Workplace Big 5, FIRO B & FIRO Business, Hogan (HDS, MVPI, and HPI), MBTI (Step II) and Benchmark 360.


    Milton has been an Associate Coach and Faculty of the Centre for Creative Leadership (“CCL”) since 2012. He is also part of the founding team of Virtues Leadership China program. He takes on selective consulting roles in the Greater China region.


    Educational background

    Milton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has an MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong.


    Thomas Cai

    Research Director


    Thomas studied and did research in philosophy, religious studies and theology in China, Europe and the US. His academic expertise is the history of Christianity and Christian doctrine.


    Thomas is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Shanghai University.



    Thomas received a MA in religious studies at Fudan, a MA in theology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in theology from KU Leuven.

  • Our Partners and Clients

  • Prof. He Wei

    Dr. He is Director of Executive Education and Adjunct Professor of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Concurrently, he is also Associate director of the MBA Joint Program in Finance between CUHK and Tsinghua University. He received his PhD from IESE Business School in 2009 and MBA from China European International Business School (CEIBS) in 2001.


    Dr. He’s specialty is on Organisational Behaviour with special focus on Manager Subordinate trust relationship, strategy and leadership programs, change management and building organisational culture in mainland China. As part of his doctoral research, Dr. He studied the relationship of behaviour and trust in cross cultural management leadership, interviewing over 60 leaders. His research was awarded among the top 3 papers in 2008 Academy of Management and in 2013 his doctoral thesis titled <<Manager Subordinate Trust: A Global Perspective>> was published by Routledge. Dr. He has been involved in advising and supporting the Havard Virtues Leadership Institute Asia Centre activities in Shanghai since the beginning in 2013.

    Prof. Reuben Mondejar

    Dr Reuben MONDEJAR is Associate Professor, Management Department, City University of Hong Kong. He is an occasional Asian affairs commentator for international news providers CNBC, CCTV-China (CGTN), BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Reuters-Thompson, Voice of America, and others. He has held visiting academic appointments at Harvard University (Weatherhead Centre, and was Southeast Asian Studies Tutor at Lowell House), Oxford University (Balliol College), Cambridge University (St Edmund's & Wolfson Colleges), the IFO Research Institute (Munich), and the Kiel Institute for World Economics (Germany), among others.


    He holds degrees in Economics, Finance, International Studies, and Organization Theory. He was educated De La Salle University (Manila), Harvard University (USA), and IESE Business School (Spain). Dr Mondejar is the author/co-author of eight books, among which are Business Creativity (with A. Gogatz), Macmillan, London, 2005 (Russian ed, 2007); and Introduction to International Business & Globalization (with J. Onishi et al.) 2010. His articles have appeared in the popular press as well as in academic journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurship, among others.

    Prof. Alejo Sison

    Dr. Alejo Jose C. Sison holds appointments from the Philosophy Department, the Institute for Enterprise and Humanism and the School of Economics of the University of Navarre, and accreditation as Catedrático (Full Professor) from the Spanish state university system. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Society of IESE Business School. He was formerly Director of the Rafael Escolá Chair of Professional Ethics at the School of Engineering (TECNUN) from 2003 to 2007. He was President of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) from 2009 to 2012.


    In 1997, he was appointed Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Since then, he has received other fellowships from the 21st Century Trust Foundation (London), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (Yale University), the American Council of International Law (Washington, DC), the Salzburg Seminar, Bentley College (Waltham, MA) and the Policy and Leadership Studies Department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is Expert Project Evaluator for the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission and for the FWO (Flanders Research Foundation). His research deals with the issues at the juncture of Ethics with Economics and Politics. His book “The Moral Capital of Leaders. Why Virtue Matters” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2003), has been translated to both Spanish and Chinese.

    Prof. Yih Teen Lee

    Dr. Yih-teen Lee is Full Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. He specializes in leadership, fit, and cultural bridging in his roles as educator, researcher, and consultant. His research work appears in leading scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Academy of Management Discoveries) and books such as The Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior, Leadership Development in a Global World, and The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. He is also co-editor of the books Les compétences culturelles and CulturalContexts of Human Resource Development. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, and Advances in Global Leadership.


    He is also the Director of the book series "Diversité culturelle et dynamiques des organisations" (Cultural Diversity and Organizational Dynamics), published by the Editor L'Harmattan, Paris. He has served as a member of the Teaching Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. At IESE, Yih-teen teaches subjects such as leadership, leading global collaboration, self-leadership, leading multicultural teams, and strategic human resource management in the MBA and executive programs. Yih-teen earned his Ph.D. from HEC, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from National Taiwan University. Prior to IESE, he taught at HEC University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Angers Graduate School of Business ESSCA (France), and the American Graduate School of International Management Thunderbird Europe (France), among others.

    Dr. Luis Go

    Dr. Luis Go is researcher in parental learning and parent education, he obtained an MBA from IESE University of Navarre, M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong on parental learning. Dr. Go has been involved in various levels of education in Hong Kong and in the Chinese Mainland. He helped negotiate a joint venture between a first-rate European business school and a prestigious university in Shanghai, supervised a project for the development of a technical faculty in Guangzhou University, which was funded by the Italian Foreign Ministry, and helped established a secondary school in Hong Kong. He sits on the boards of a primary school and a secondary school.


    He took an interest in the parent education programs while working as school supervisor of Tak Sun Secondary School, which led him to research on parental learning at the University of Hong Kong. His research found six conceptions of parental learning; some of which are associated with deep learning approach and some with surface learning approach. He advocates in-school parent education as a venue for educators to help parents strike a balance between surface learning and deep learning in parental learning. He implemented a pilot Hong Kong Government funded school-based case study method mobile phone e-parent education project. He has conducted seminars on parental learning in Hong Kong and Singapore, and presented his research findings on parent education in Germany, Singapore, Sweden and Finland. He believes that in order to help students learn better, the educators of today need to help parents to be better parents by becoming better learners and advocates the "Parents as Learners" perspective on parent education.

    Alexander Havard

    ALEXANDRE HAVARD is the creator of the Virtuous Leadership system. Born in Paris, he is a graduate of the René Descartes University, one of France’s leading law schools. He has practiced law in France and in several European countries. He now lives and works in Moscow. His books “Virtuous Leadership” (New York, 2007) and “Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity” (New York, 2011) have been translated into 20 languages.

  • Publications

    Created for Greatness

    The Power of Magnanimity

    Washington, 2011


    “Created for Greatness contains general pointers on how to achieve greatness and practical steps to follow. It is for those who really want to get down to brass tacks. Magnanimity is an ideal rooted in trust in man, and his inherent greatness. It is the virtue of action and entrepreneurship. It is the supreme form of human hope. Magnanimity is a virtue capable of setting the tone of one’s entire life, transforming it, giving it new meaning and leading to the flourishing of the personality. Magnanimity and humility are the virtues specific to leaders. Magnanimity and humility are two words rich in meaning, possessed of extraordinary emotional and existential power, words that go straight to the heart because they embody a life ideal—the ideal of greatness and service. Magnanimity is the thirst to lead a full and intense life; humility is the thirst to love and sacrifice for others. Leadership is about achieving greatness by bringing out the greatness in others. It is a life ideal, which recognizes, assimilates and propagates the truth about man.” The Author


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