Gen A x AKYPA | Relaunch Melbourne: Redefining the Asia OpportunityVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Join us for an evening of professional networking with your fellow Gen As, members of Asia Society Australia’s Board and Advisory, as well as members of Australia Korea Young Professionals Association.
In an era defined by disruption, fragmentation, social distancing, and limited mobility, we explore what an Asia-engaged career looks like. In collaboration with our new youth partner, the Australia Korea Young Professionals Association (AKYPA), join Kaitlyn Hyunjoo Shin, Former Regional Director, RealNetworks Australia, and Jieh-Yung Lo, Director, Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at The Australian National University, in-conversation with Gen A member Daniel Ha, Director of Partnerships at AKYPA, as they share their experiences of working within the evolving ‘Asia opportunity’ and reflect on how early career professionals can capitalise on their unique set of skills in a fast-changing world.
Gen A and AKYPA members are also invited to come ready to share their own experiences – social or professional – of connecting with the region as we relaunch this dynamic platform.
This is a ‘Gen A plus’ session so please register yourself and a colleague. Contact Eloise on email@example.com for further enquiries.
Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. AEST
Venue: Melbourne CBD (Details in invitation)
Please note, guests must be fully vaccinated and will be expected to show proof of vaccination status upon entry.
About our Speakers
Kaitlyn Hyunjoo Shin, Former Regional Director, RealNetworks Australia
Kaitlyn has been working as a business development and project management leader having extensive technical expertise in the security, telecommunications & online Service industries. With international leadership experience throughout Asia, US and Europe for over 15 years, she has gained knowledge and background in global project management & control, strategic business development and international operation.
Her passion is in digital transformation, technology driven business to create some of the world's leading brands, experiences and digital economy programs that delight the customer and develop the new market.
Jieh-Yung Lo, Director, Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership, The Australian National University
Jieh-Yung Lo is the founding Director of the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) at the Australian National University (ANU). Established in 2020 by the ANU, CAAL aims to address the significant under-representation of Asian-Australians in leadership positions within Australia's public institutions and major private sector corporations.
As Director of CAAL, Jieh-Yung is in charge of overseeing the Centre's research, training and outreach initiatives including the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit (AALS) and the 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards co-convened alongside PwC Australia, Johnson Partners and Asialink at the University of Melbourne. A former executive officer to the previous ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Jieh-Yung spearheaded the inaugural AALS on behalf of the ANU in September 2019 and afterwards helped form CAAL to address the issues raised by participants and stakeholders.
Before joining ANU, Jieh-Yung worked in various public policy and project management roles across not for profit, sporting and advocacy organisations, think tanks, entrepreneurship and government. He was elected and served two terms as a Councillor with the City of Monash including two years as Deputy Mayor.
Daniel Ha, Director of Partnerships, Australia Korea Young Professionals Association
Daniel is the Director of Partnerships at the Australia-Korea Young Professionals Association. With a diverse professional background spanning military, not-for-profit, public and private sectors, Daniel brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the Australia-Korea relationship.
Currently, Daniel is the Assistant Manager for Australian Industry Capability at Hanwha Defense Australia, responsible for the localisation of Self-propelled Howitzer supply chains.
Gen A is Asia Society Australia’s young leaders network. It is a learning and leadership development platform for early career professionals (under 35) from our member and partner organisations. Gen A activities are content-driven and designed to enrich participants understanding of Asia and Australia’s place in the region. Gen A members gain access to leading business, policy, trade, diversity and cultural thinkers on Asia and join a network of peers who are passionate about our region from the business, political, educational and cultural institutions that make up the Asia Society network.
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Asia Society Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.