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, as well as running their own social activities, including the annual Business and Economics Young Alumni Ball.
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 nine members, reports to the Faculty of Business and Economics Alumni Council via the Young Alumni Committee Chair.
Committee members serve for a maximum of two 2-year terms. With the exclusion of the Chair and President, new Committee members go through an interview process. When positions are available, young alumni will be invited to express their interest. The Chair and the President are appointed from the existing membership.
Aditya Chibber, Chair
Executive, Grant Samuel Corporate Finance (BCom (Hons) 2008).
Aditya is a Manager at Grant Samuel Corporate Finance and has previously worked at PwC and Goldman Sachs. He also serves on the Alumni Council for the Faculty of Business and Economics as Vice-Chair and is a Faculty Mentor for final year students. Aditya graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in 2008, specialising in Accounting and Finance. During his time at the University of Melbourne, Aditya actively involved himself with both the University and the Faculty. Aditya worked at the University of Melbourne as a tutor and part-time lecturer and was the Organising Committee President for AIESEC in 2005. In 2008, he was selected to attend the Future Leaders Forum and was the recipient of an Honours scholarship.
Coral Lou, President
Assistant Vice President, Citigroup (BCom 2010, MFin 2012)
Coral is an Assistant Vice President in the Financial Institutions 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. Coral is also 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. In addition, she is a member of 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 and alumni students. Coral was 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. She was also involved in the Faculty's Career Mentoring and Leadership Award programs. Coral has been a member of the Young Alumni Committee for the Faculty of Business & Economics since 2013.
Anthony Secoulidis, Engagement and Partnerships Director
Graduate position, Carlton & United Breweries (BSc 2015, MMgt 2017)
Anthony graduated with a Master of Management from Melbourne Business School in 2017, having completed a Bachelor of Science (Animal Health & Disease) at Melbourne University in 2015. Having just graduated, Anthony has commenced a graduate job in the commercial area of Carlton & United Breweries (AB InBev). During his studies, he was heavily involved in the Melbourne Business School Student Association (MBSSA) and served as the President in 2017. Anthony was added to the Dean’s Honours List and represented his graduating class as Valedictorian.
Kartik Iyer, Events Co-Director
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.
Nadia Okraglik, Events Co-Director
Strategy Analyst - Accenture (BA 2015, Dip Languages 2015, MMgt(Mktg) 2017)
Nadia is a strategy analyst at Accenture. She completed a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Languages, and Master of Management (Marketing) at the University of Melbourne. During her time at Melbourne Business School (MBS), she served as marketing director for the MBS Student Association, as a marketing officer for Global Consulting Group, and as a MBS student ambassador. She also participated in the Global Business Practicum in Hong Kong and the Career Mentoring Program. During her studies, Nadia also worked in the FBE Advancement team. Nadia is excited to continue her relationship with the faculty and help bring fantastic events to the young alumni community.
Laura Fernandez, Marketing and Communications Co-Director
Student Enrichment Coordinator, The University of Melbourne (BTMgmt 2013, MMgmt (Mktg) 2015)
Laura graduated with a Master of Management (Management) from Melbourne Business School in 2015, having completed a Bachelor of Tourism Management (Event Management) at Bond University in 2013. She served as the Melbourne Business School Student Association’s first Promotions Coordinator, which was the highlight of her master’s degree. During this time, Laura obtained the Leaders in Communities Award, recognising her broad engagement with the university and wider community. Her work experience has seen her undertake roles both interstate and overseas, including an internship at Walt Disney World. In 2016, Laura commenced her career in the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Program. Her rotations included Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and Student Employability and Enrichment, with the final placement in the Faculty of Business and Economics. In 2017, she joined the Young Alumni Committee as the Marketing and Communications Director and Graphic Designer. Laura enjoys using her ongoing connection with the Faculty to strengthen ties between current students and alumni.
Aditi Kapadia, Marketing and Communications Co-Director
(BA 2013 MMgt(Mktg) 2016)
Bio coming soon
Fiona Cheung, Student Member
Fiona is currently a third year BCom student at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Finance and Economics. She is actively involved in the University’s clubs and society’s scene, and is currently Vice-President of Operations at The Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA), following her prior role of Events Director. Fiona was also previously the Alumni and Communications Officer for Enactus University of Melbourne, a non for profit student organisation that works to drive social change through the power of business.
The Committee run a number of social and professional development events within the Business and Economics Young Alumni Program including:
- The Business and Economics Young Alumni Ball
- Business and Economics Casual Drinks
- Career Kick-Off Events