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Australia, the magazine : Australia, the magazine
tertiary educ 44 ALVIN TIJITROWIRJO, 26 EDUCATION Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design), RMIT CURRENT POSITION One of Indonesia's most exciting young product designers and owner of design label alvinT SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS Finalist for the Australian Alumni Award for Creativity and Design, 2008. ❝ Studying in Australia gave me a broader perspective towards modern contemporary design. It was very exciting to be in Australia because there is so much positive energy and bravery towards modern contemporary designs. Australians are a quite outspoken people and I learnt not to be afraid to voice my opinions and ideas. ❞ LARRY KWOK, 50 EDUCATION Double bachelor degrees in Accounting/Economics and Law, Masters in Law, University of Sydney CURRENT POSITION Managing Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Mainland China & Hong Kong SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS Bronze Bauhinia Star, in recognition of public service from the Hong Kong SAR Government, 2008.Appointed by the Chinese Government to the Political Consultative Committee of Guangxi. Leading corporate lawyer in Hong Kong. ❝ My Australian education gave me the opportunity to meet students from a wide range of countries across six continents, and developed my empathy and understanding in interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. I was inspired by some stellar professors and their wisdom has left a very deep impression and equipped me well for my professional career. I have always wanted to promote the Australia-China relationship and have created two scholarships to assist Australian students to study at Beijing University. This is to further a goal I am very passionate about: bringing Australia and China closer together. The economic and political ties between Australia and China are growing every day. ❞ PICHAYA SAISAENGCHAN, 42 EDUCATION Master of Tourism Management, Griffith University CURRENT POSITION Assistant Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, New York ❝ Australia has world-class education. It is also a global leader in tourism development, particularly in regard to its concern for the negative impact on natural resources. I was able to bring the Australian concept of tourism planning and management back to Thailand to help my country develop the industry appropriately. I have been instrumental in managing the rapid growth and subsequent negative impacts in Thailand's tourism. My success in doing this has been a springboard for my career. ❞ DR ABU BAKAR SULEIMAN, 65 EDUCATION Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Monash University CURRENT POSITION President, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS Director General of Health, Malaysia (1991-2001). Consultant Nephrologist, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (1976-1987). Developed the nephrology services in Ministry of Health hospital, Malaysia. ❝ The open and friendly Australian social environment, the competitive spirit, fairness to the underdog and the sense of commitment to social justice were important values that I learnt from my Australian education and these things shaped my development. Monash's development as a world class University and the achievements of many Malaysian alumni of Monash as heads of medical specialties and in the corporate world have enabled the emergence of a Monash network in Malaysia. This will be potentially invaluable for Monash alumni in Malaysia and elsewhere. ❞