Alumni Reflections

Our alumni share what led them to their chosen career paths, lessons learned and advice for students.

Satchi Kalra

Satchi is a research economist at The Centre for International Economics (CIE). 

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Alicia Sun

Alicia recently completed a Master of Finance and is an investment analyst with Significant Early Venture Capital.

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Haidi Hong

Haidi is a regulatory analyst with the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission.

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Dr Abel Pires da Silva

Abel is the Minister of Public Works and an elected member of Timor-Leste’s National Parliament.

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Dr Graeme Thomas

Graeme is an independent management consultant, improving strategy execution in large organisations.

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Thien Phuc (Ruby) Le

Ruby is a Key Account Lead at Shopee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Veeanna Lee

Veeanna is a Technical Account Manager with Qualtrics, where she began as an intern through CBE Internships.

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Jet Sim

Jet is a Technical Recruiter for Canva, an Australian online design platform and one of the fastest growing software companies in the world.

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Dr Lemuel S. Toledano

Lemuel obtained his PhD (Management major in Organisational Behaviour) from CBE’s Research School of Management in 2013.

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Dr Peni Tupou Fukofuka

Peni is currently a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology.

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Dinar Thalieb

Dinar is the Learning and Development Program Lead at Shopee Indonesia – the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. 

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Willie Ng

Willie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Cerah, a Malaysian-based agri-tech start-up that turns waste into protein. 

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Christina Lu

Christina is a National Account Executive at Nestlé Purina Petcare Australia, where she manages the Coles Online account. 

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Rittwick Visen

Rittwick is an expert marketer with a decade of experience in higher education, corporates, and start-up ecosystems. 

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Cheryl Jin

Cheryl is a Business Analyst for Digital Data and Technology Solutions in the ACT Government. 

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Joshua Gonzalez and Oscar Gonzalez

Brothers Joshua and Oscar are Founders and Directors of PKUP. 

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Sian Moon

Sian is Vice President for Global Customer Relationship Management at iptiQ by Swiss Re in Hong Kong.

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Benjamin Treffers

Ben is a Manager in EY’s consulting practice in business transformation.

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Ameer Sultan

Ameer completed his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Finance with a dissertation to understand the impacts of earnings announcement distraction on individual trading behaviour.

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Dr Jamie Cross

Jamie’s dissertation explored the empirical implications of economic and policy-time variations in small open economies, such as Australia and Canada.

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Jie Zhou

Jie is currently an Annuity Asset Management Manager at Taiping Pension Company Limited in Shanghai.

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Dr Xinning Xiao

Xinning is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at Monash University.

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Claire Black

Claire is a Manager at Protiviti Australia.

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Dr Shuping Shi

Shuping is a professor at Macquarie University. 

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Jon Liu

Jon is a Senior Manager at Sayers, a modern advisory and investment firm. 

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Jessica Morrison

Since graduating from CBE, Jessica has represented Australia at several rowing championships and competed at the Olympics twice. 

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Dr Soon-Yeow Phang

Soon-Yeow is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School. 

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Jeff Lee

Jeff is a Senior Consultant at BellchambersBarrett, a Canberra-based professional services firm. 

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Shonal Dutt Labutte

Shonal is a Manager in Ernst & Young (EY) Canberra’s Actuarial Services team, where she applies quantitative analysis to inform decision-making. 

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Dr Ruonan Sun

Ruonan is a lecturer in Management Information Systems at the Lancaster University Management School.

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Dr Michinao Okachi

Michinao is currently an associate professor of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at the University of Tokyo. 

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Anna Pavlakis

Anna is an engagement manager at Oliver Wyman, a leading international management-consulting firm.

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Carrington Clarke

Carrington is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Seoul Correspondent, covering East Asia for the network, and working across digital, television and radio. 

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Dr Thanyaporn Soontornthum

Thanyaporn is a lecturer at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University in Thailand.

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Ruhui Cheng

Ruhui is CBE’s Finance Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the development and execution of strategies that help the College achieve its financial targets.

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Shuai (Alex) He

Shuai (Alex) graduated from CBE with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2020. 

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Dr Peter Gibbard

Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Otago.

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Natalie Ho

Natalie is a senior commercial analyst at Tiffany & Co in Sydney. 

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Saurabh Pratap

Saurabh focuses on enterprise solutions, business management, consulting, product management and strategic marketing in a high-tech B2B environment.

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Dr Peter Julian Cayton

Peter is an Associate Professor at the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman.

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Dr Katie Tseng

Katie completed her PhD in 2019 with CBE’s Research School of Accounting, where she examined the impact of regulatory changes on analyst behaviour and how this affects investor responses.

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Isabella Mortimore

Isabella is an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley, a leading global investment bank.

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Dr Hataya Sibunruang

Hataya is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Dr Minzhi Wu

Minzhi is a lecturer in accounting at the University of Newcastle. She completed her Bachelor of Finance (Honours in accounting) and PhD at CBE in 2012 and 2018 respectively.

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Dr Daniel Suryadarma

Daniel is a Research Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

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Ash White

Ash is an investment analyst at Holon Global Investments.

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Sanjana Waglay

Sanjana has experience in auditing, market research, data analysis, and human resources (HR).

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Dr Le Chang

Le is a Lecturer in Statistics at CBE’s Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics.

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Dr Yanlin Shi

Dr Yanlin Shi received his PhD in statistics from CBE in 2014.

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Anthony Oh

Anthony has over 20 years of experience in engineering. He has worked for companies developing new and innovative technologies in automotive and renewable sectors.

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Veronica Shehata

Veronica has over eight years of experience across chartered firms as well as the major Utility Joint Venture in the ACT. 

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William Witheridge

Will is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at New York University, focusing on macroeconomics and inequality.

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Jennifer Deori

Jennifer is an experienced business development professional. She is currently a Commercialisation Analyst at WearOptimo, the university's first partner innovation company. 

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Dr Yi Li

Yi is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School.

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Dr Agusman Agusman

Agusman is an Executive Director at Bank Indonesia, the Republic of Indonesia’s central bank.

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Anson Wong

Anson is currently the State Manager of Abacus Finance, an interstate financial service company in Canberra.

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Sophie Patterson

Sophie has previously worked with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and is currently a Human Resource Advisor at the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

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Isaac Cruz

Isaac is currently an Associate at Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting arm. He has worked on various projects, including financial services, professional services, and federal government.

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Dr Valerie Caines

Valerie is the Founder of Third Act Consulting and Managing Director at Cognitrix HR Consulting. 

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Olivia Argy

Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2019. She joined the ANU Communications and Engagement team in 2020. 

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Sebastien Wainwright-Poirier

Seb is a Senior Strategy Manager within the Institutional Banking and Markets division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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Dr Sumit Lodhia

Sumit Lodhia is a Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia. 

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Krishna Shukla

Krishna Shukla graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and minoring in Management and Political Science.

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Harry Hoang

Harry Hoang is the founder and CEO of Tailored Accounts, a back-office cloud accounting and bookkeeping service in ACT.

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Jie Chang

Jie Chang, FCCA, CFA is Associate General Manager of the capital market department at China Construction Bank Wealth Management Co.

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Avishka Munindradasa

Avishka Munindradasa is an experienced accountant who helps people understand financial statements and budgets.

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Victor Jiang

Victor Jiang is the Founder of Sapien Ventures, a venture capitalist firm dedicated to the fintech, blockchain and online marketplace sectors.

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Haizan Zeng

Haizan Zeng is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix in San Francisco.

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Associate Professor Alice Richardson

Alice Richardson is currently the Director of the Statistical Consulting Unit at ANU.

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Dr Gladys Lee

Dr Gladys Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Accounting.

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Nelson Gable

Nelson Gable is Director of Strategy and Development at eCargo.

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Nishi Raj

Nishi Raj is a civil engineer with expertise in project management, estimation, civil contracts and operations.

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Jak Carty

Jak Carty is an Analyst in Portfolio Management at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

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Dr Sambit Bhattacharyya

Dr Sambit Bhattacharyya is a Reader in Economics at the University of Sussex.

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Yuan (Helen) Ping

Helen Ping is currently an Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate at the ANU Research School of Accounting.

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Dr Pin-Te Lin

Dr Pin-Te Lin is a Lecturer in Real Estate Finance and Investment at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.

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Bartolomeo Badalassi

Bartolomeo Badalassi is a Founding Director of BBMT Consulting, a Canberra-based data consultancy.

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Mingjun Sun

Mingjun Sun is currently working within the global market department of Nanyang Commercial Bank in China.

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Dr Jane Gunn

Dr Jane Gunn is the Partner in Charge of KPMG Australia's People & Change practice.

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Jason Weng

Jason is currently the Growth Data Analytics Marketing Manager at LinkedIn in San Francisco, US.

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Aulia Putri

Aulia Putri came to Canberra from Indonesia and has been working in the IT Project Delivery and Engagement field.

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Donisha Duff

Donisha Duff is the Chief Operating Officer at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

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Dr Arnaldo Purba

Dr Arnaldo Purba chairs the Digital Economy Team for the Indonesian Director General of Tax.

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Jo Evans

Jo Evans is currently the Deputy Secretary in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

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Andrew Greaves

Andrew Greaves is currently the Auditor-General of the Victorian Government.

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Associate Professor Yi-Chia Wang

Yi-Chia Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at National Taipei University in Taiwan.

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Dr Patrick Carvalho

Patrick Carvalho is an Economic Adviser at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand with extensive international experience in public policy.

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Shirley Chen

Shirley is an experienced Senior Consultant at PwC Australian Data Analytics team.

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Dr Laura Ryan

Dr Laura Ryan is Head of Research at ARDEA and is responsible for both the Client Solutions and Portfolio Research teams.

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Justin McGowan

Justin McGowan is the Australian Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai. He has held a succession of senior roles within DFAT.

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Dr Xi Wen (Carys) Chan

Xi Wen (Carys) Chan is a Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University.

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Cathie Armour

Cathie Armour is a Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

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Mu Tian

Mu Tian is an experienced investment professional focusing on late stage, private equity deals in financial and enterprise services.

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Moulik Naik

Moulik Naik is Manager for Robotic and Cognitive Automation at Deloitte. He has worked with insurance, banking and telecom clients.

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Dr Ben Chen

Ben completed his PhD in Economics at CBE in 2018, and is now Lecturer in Law (tenure track) at the University of Sydney.

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Philippa Jarvis

Pip Jarvis is Assistant Manager (People Consulting) with KPMG, specialised in Change Management.

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Alexandria Hewat

Alex is a Senior Associate at Strategy& in Canberra, working across Government, higher education, health, and telecommunications.

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Cheryl Ng

Cheryl Ng is currently Assistant Vice-President at DBS Bank in Singapore.

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Frederick Litchfield

Fred is a Research Economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.

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Adrian King

Adrian King is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with a broad range of experience across assurance and consulting assignments.

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Stacey Lin

Stacey graduated in 2016 and has been working as an actuarial consultant specialising in providing analytical solutions.

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