News story 19th May 2015

Business school harnesses the power of Asia

With bilateral trade between Australia and Indonesia in the vicinity of AUD$15 billion, Monash Business School has launched a suite of executive training programs that will assist business leaders access key sectors in Indonesia.

In conjunction with ANZ and the State Government of Victoria, the Victoria Indonesia Leadership Program comprises three separate programs that will focus on infrastructure, food and resources.

Professor Colm Kearney

Head of the Monash Business School, Professor Colm Kearney, said these innovative programs give business leaders the opportunity to develop and understand Indonesian and Australian operations and growth opportunities in the identified industry sectors.

"With great potential to grow trade between our two countries, it is vital that we harvest the opportunities," Professor Kearney said.

"The program will bring together business leaders from Australia and Indonesia, allowing for networking with key decision makers."

The executive training programs will be conducted in May 2015 (infrastructure), October 2015 (food) and February 2016 (resources), and will be scheduled over a number of days. Components of the executive training programs will occur in both Melbourne and Jakarta. 

After years of working in investment banking, and completing a PhD at Columbia Business School, Program Director Professor Mathew Hayward will facilitate the programs. Expert business leaders who operate across Australia and Indonesia will also lead modules throughout.

For further information please visit, the Monash Business School's website.

This article has appeared in Monash News.