About the Committee
The Young Alumni Committee represent the needs of the young alumni community. Its members offer guidance to the Faculty on the young alumni program to ensure that it is relevant and valuable.
The Committee also engage with current students to ensure they understand the value of staying connected to the alumni community after they graduate. Learn more about the Young Alumni Program.
The Committee, consisting of seven members, reports to the Faculty of Business and Economics Alumni Council via the Young Alumni Committee President, who sits on the Council as a Vice-Chair.
Committee members serve for a maximum of two 2-year terms. With the exclusion of the President and Vice-President, new Committee members go through an interview process. When positions are available, young alumni will be invited to express their interest. The President is appointed from the existing membership.
Coral Lou, President
Assistant Vice President, Citigroup (BCom 2010, MFin 2012)
Coral is currently an Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Banking team at Citigroup. Prior to her current role, Coral worked in the Corporate Finance Advisory team at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. During her studies, Coral undertook an exchange program at the University of Hong Kong and was the recipient of two travelling scholarships. She was also actively involved in student life at The University of Melbourne. As one of the Graduate Ambassadors at the Melbourne Business School, she was part of a professional marketing and communications unit connecting with prospective graduate students through recruitment activities and social media platforms. In addition, she participated in the Faculty's Career Mentoring and Leadership Award programs.
Coral has always been passionate about giving back to the community and after graduating, dedicated her time, away from work, to numerous volunteer initiatives and professional committees. This included being a representative on Asia Pacific Loan Market Association’s (APLMA) Young Leaders Committee which aims to provides a professional networking forum for young executives in the syndicated loan market. Prior to this, Coral served three years on FINSIA’s Young Finance Professionals Committee in the Melbourne branch. In addition, she is involved in the Palladian Association’s Business and Commerce circle for The MacRobertson Girls’ High School, which strives to provide business and commerce-related career resources and networking opportunities for current students and alumni.
Coral has been a member of the Young Alumni Committee for the Faculty of Business & Economics since 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Finance, both from the University of Melbourne.
Kartik Iyer, Vice-President
Group Accountant, Small Giants (Australia) (BCom 2015)
Kartik graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) in 2015, during his studies he was involved with various student societies, especially with Melbourne Microfinance Initiative as their inaugural Global Microfinance Case Competition Director. Post graduating he went down a different path to many graduates and split his time in 2016 between working at Impact Investing Australia and volunteering at The Oaktree Foundation Australia.
Having started his professional career at ShineWing Australia, he recently moved into the role of Group Accountant at Small Giants (Australia) to pursue his passion for impact investing. Small Giants is an Australian single family office devoted to investing 100% of their capital in socially and environmentally focused businesses.
Outside of organising Young Alumni events, he spends most of his time advising various not-profits and social enterprises on financial and corporate governance matters.
Digital Strategist, ntegrity agency (BCom 2018)
Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Economics) in 2018. Since graduating, Luke worked in digital marketing at the Essendon Football Club and now works in a digital advisory role at ntegrity Agency. During his studies, Luke undertook the Global Management Consulting practicum where he and his team provided marketing strategy advice for a private healthcare provider in Shanghai, China. Luke was a student writer for the Students’ Association of Management and Marketing (SAMM), and was involved in the state executive for UN Youth Victoria. In his spare time, Luke enjoys hiking, playing guitar and volunteering.
Financial Analyst, Department of Treasury and Finance (BCom 2017)
Omar graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) in 2017 and is currently a financial analyst at the Department of Treasury and Finance for the State of Victoria.
During his studies, Omar was involved in the Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA) at the University of Melbourne where he served as president and board member from 2016 to 2017. He was also a member of the organising committee and a facilitator for the Future Leaders Forum.
In his spare time, Omar enjoys playing double bass, soccer and volunteering at community sporting organisations.
Consultant, Deloitte (BCom, 2016)
Having lived across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe, Lily recognises the importance of a strong, connected, and diverse community and is excited to take this into her role with the Young Alumni Committee.
While completing her Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing), Lily was active in the Faculty of Business & Economics community through her role as Project Leader at Melbourne Microfinance Initiative and in undertaking the Management Consulting capstone subject. During her studies, Lily was also able to gain experience in the public policy sector, through her role at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic). This involved improving the provision of government services through policy reform and service design.
Today, alongside her career as a Consultant at Deloitte, and previously Accenture, Lily supports various not-for-profits, social impact start-ups and organisations, as well as youth education initiatives in an advisory capacity. She is currently pursuing a law degree with the aim of enacting social change through her experience and studies in consulting, technology, and law.
Executive Director, Flagstaff Partners, BCom (2010)
Viv graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) in 2010 and is currently an Executive Director in investment banking at Flagstaff Partners.
During her studies, Viv was a member of the University of Melbourne FMAA Committee, and also spent time volunteering with the Reach Foundation.
Since graduating, Viv has held various roles in investment banking and has also spent time at REA Group (realestate.com.au) in strategy, M&A and commercial finance.
In her spare time, Viv enjoys horse riding, Pilates and baking. She is also a member of the Camberwell Girls Grammar Foundation and Community Committee.
Doris Dan Wu
Commercial Analyst, Culture Amp, (MMgt(Fin) 2015)
Currently working as a Commercial Analyst in Culture Amp, Doris is a dynamic and motivated analyst with global exposure across a diverse range of roles within Australia and China. She has worked in Nike, the Coca-Cola Company, Richemont Commercial and been accepted into Lion's 2017 Graduate Program as one of the three finance graduates.
Underpinning her professional experience is her recent accreditation as a Master of Management (Finance) obtained through the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) through Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. During her study, Doris was the Conference Manager of Youth National Leadership Conference, President of AIESEC, and Head Coach of Debating Society. She also participated in the Global Business Practicum program, and received a faculty level scholarship.
Grown up in China and lived in multiple countries, Doris appreciates the value of cultural diversity and social networks. Doris has volunteered in India for 3 months to support the local education system. Doris also hosted "Viva La Vida", a global social experiment project in Melbourne to help people exploring the meanings of life. As a member of the Young Alumni Committee, Doris is looking forward to building connections with current and future alumni and add value to the group.
The Committee assist the Faculty with running a number of social and professional development events within the Business and Economics Young Alumni Program. Click here to view some of our previous events.