Podcast: UNSW Alumni Network launches in Hong Kong with Peter Flavel

Monday, 8 December 2014  Features

Boasting one of the largest alumni communities in Asia of any Australian business school, UNSW Business School launches its Hong Kong Alumni Network.

The launch was marked with a special Hong Kong edition of the Business School's flagship alumni event series Meet the CEO.  Peter Flavel, CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management Asia interviewed by Angela Mackay, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Financial Times.

Geoff Wilson, COO of KPMG Asia Pacific, was named President of the new alumni network which has 4000 potential members in Hong Kong alone.

Business School Dean Professor Chris Styles says: "Our engagement in Asia is critically important to the Business School, and Hong Kong is a particularly important centre for us. There are more UNSW business graduates in Hong Kong than anywhere else in in the world apart from Sydney, including MBA graduates who took part in our program delivered directly out of Hong Kong."

Meet The CEO, in its 11th year, has featured candid and reflective interviews from leading CEOs such as Gail Kelly of Westpac, Alan Joyce of Qantas, and Nicholas Moore of Macquarie Bank.

UNSW Business School's "diaspora"

UNSW Business School has over 75,000 alumni across the globe. 62,000 reside in Australia, but a vast number of 11,400 alumni live in Asia. Hong Kong has 4000 alumni; China and Singapore have 2000 and 1500, respectively; and Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand also each have between 700 and 1000 alumni.

The Hong Kong alumni network includes those who have returned to their home country after studying in Australia, alumni who conducted all their study overseas as AGSM MBA students, as well as Australians working overseas.

UNSW Business School hosts a multinational student population with 70% local students and 30% international students, with Australia, China and Hong Kong being the top three in the student's nationality distribution.

​Media contact:

Janine MacDonald, Director Public Affairs, UNSW Business School: + 61 (0) 478 492 110