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.
Social Media and Digital Coordinator, Essendon Football Club (BCom 2018)
Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Economics) in 2018, and is currently the Social Media and Digital Coordinator at the Essendon Football Club. 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 his business knowledge as a mentor for refugee start-ups.
Biography to follow
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.