Ning is a senior lecturer (associate professor with tenure) in finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. He received his Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include corporate finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, information in the financial system, innovation in relation to corporate finance, environmental/social/governance (ESG) risks, and sustainable finance/investment. His works appear in world-leading and internationally renowned journals (e.g., Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance). Ning is a member of European Financial Association (EFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), American Finance Association (AFA) and Western Finance Association (WFA). He serves on the programme review committees of EFA and FMA in recent years. He also served as a Principle Investor (PI) by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is an organizer of the Annual Corporate Finance Conference led by four leading universities in the Russell Group. He also serves as a reviewer for nearly 20 international journals in the area of finance. Ning has a broad teaching portfolio which includes Corporate Finance (Global MBA), Empirical Finance (UG), Financial Markets and Institutions (UG), Advanced Corporate Finance (Ph.D.), Mergers & Acquisitions Negotiations (Full-time MBA).