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Chinese Executive Earned MBA at UI

Many executives who left China to study and work overseas are now considering "swimming home" to take high-level positions at multinational companies. Haoyu Shen, a vice-president at American Express in New York, feels the allure of China's boom. Shen, 35, fits the profile. He was born in Shanghai, attended Renmin University in China and received his MBA from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. After working for McKinsey, the management consultancy, as well as AmEx, Mr Shen says: "There is much more excitement in China and more upside than working in the US, but there is also more risk." He also acknowledges that "you can have a comfortable life in the US but unless you're really, really good, it is hard to advance professionally."

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