Alumni Focus

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 Melinda Stevenson – a mission to keep paying it forward

Melinda Stevenson – a mission to keep paying it forward

Ever since Melinda and her family were able to travel from their home country, the Philippines, to live and work in Australia – made possible thanks to a sponsorship from her uncle and aunty – she has made it her mission to keep paying it forward. This experience greatly influenced Melinda’s direction in life, particularly the words of wisdom shared by her uncle. "One time, my uncl...

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 Dr Kaushik Sridhar – Helping organisations become more socially and environmentally responsible to create a better world

Dr Kaushik Sridhar – Helping organisations become more socially and environmentally responsible to create a better world

20 years ago, the idea of an investor assessing not just the profitability of a business, but also non-financial factors like their approach to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, was an unfamiliar and often misunderstood concept. Traditional investment practices focused solely on black-and-white metrics like growth potential, profits, capital, and customer satisfaction. The...

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 Arturo Arrarte – Keeping remote workforces together with the power of team collaboration technology

Arturo Arrarte – Keeping remote workforces together with the power of team collaboration technology

As the Head of Enterprise for the international software company, Slack, in the Asia Pacific region, Macquarie Business School alumnus, Arturo Arrarte (PCMgmt 2008, MMgt 2012, MBA 2013), knows what it takes to lead a fast-growing company from strength-to-strength. In 2012, Arturo completed his Master of Management degree, a program designed specifically for recent graduates and early career...

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 Jessica Tanoesoedibjo – Leading with heart

Jessica Tanoesoedibjo – Leading with heart

  In life, there are pivotal moments. Times when everything you thought you knew is called into question, and the way you view the world changes forever. Studying in Australia was such a catalyst for Jessica Tanoesoedibjo (MIntTradeCommLaw 2015), influencing her life ever since as she ensures social responsibility goes firmly hand in hand with profit. Some people are motivated to do...

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 Lex Pedersen – A passion for internal combustion

Lex Pedersen – A passion for internal combustion

Lex Pedersen (BA 1999) is one of those people in business who others are just drawn to, and not just because of his depth of experience. There’s something about his approach (and no doubt success) that people clearly admire. But it goes beyond that. It’s his passion. Maybe it’s knowing that someone has scaled the heights of their own well-known business, surviving the flames in the proc...

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 Justus Hammer – Creating a better world through entrepreneurship

Justus Hammer – Creating a better world through entrepreneurship

With over a decade of entrepreneurial experience in the Australian tech industry, Justus Hammer (MComm 2008) is no stranger to the start-up world. After graduating from Macquarie University in 2008 with a Master of Commerce, majoring in Information Technology, Justus saw early success with the group-buying start-up, Spreets, which he helped co-found. The website specialised in offering excl...