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Leesa Chen

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Leesa Chen

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

At the age of 5, I boarded my first international flight. At the time Ansett Australia was flying high and Pudong was an undeveloped district. The moment I landed in Shanghai, I instantly felt connected. The connection stems from an underlying passion for Australia-China bilateral relations and people-to-people connections that transcend borders. My undergraduate studies took me across China and India. The opportunity to see the world through multiple lenses cultivated a strong interest in international business.

 

In pursuit of international business, I quickly found myself deep in the Australian dairy industry and living in regional Australia. I am excited about the growth and prosperity for Australian agriculture in the Asian Century. For me, bringing diversity into Australian agriculture and regional and rural communities in which it operates in, is where I believe I can make a difference. I also advocate for education, sustainable communities and sustainable development

Skills & Expertise

  • International business
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Change management
  • Community engagement

"This scholarship gives me clarity and confidence in my purpose and what my contribution towards the viability and prosperity of Australia could be."


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