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Mr. ZHAO John (Zhigang) Australia China Alumni Awards University
 Australia China Alumni Awards University of Newcastle Winners and Finalists 2012 RECIPIENT OF THE
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI
AWARD FOR CORPORATE
ACHIEVEMENT
Mr. ZHAO John
(Zhigang)
Legal Director (China Division), Yum!
Brands Inc.
John
graduated
from
the
University
of
Newcastle with a MBA and is the current
Legal Director of Yum! Brands Inc. (China
Division). He has 16 year’s experience as a
leading lawyer, providing legal guidance and management for a number of large companies.
He previously acted as Law Division Manager for Blue Scope Steel (Shanghai) and Senior
Legal Counsel of the Shangri La Hotel and Resort Group (China).
Currently at Yum! Brands, the world's largest fast food restaurant company in terms of
system units (nearly 38,000 restaurants around the world in more than 110 countries), John
is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, finance, franchises, supporting chain system
and information technology. He was involved in the acquisition of Little Sheep Group limited
(currently 300 chain restaurants in China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, US,
Japan, South Korea and Canada and is now overseeing the integration of all its legal entities
in China.
2012 HONOURABLE MENTION FOR THE YOUNG
AUSTRALIA ALUMNI AWARD OF THE YEAR
Richard Mullane
Senior Associate (Urban Design),
HASSELL
Richard completed a Bachelor of Design
(Architecture) at the University of Newcastle,
going on to complete both his Bachelor of
Architecture (Hons) and Master of Urban
Development & Design at the University of
New South Wales. During his studies at UNSW he received the Commissioner Hoffman
Award in Urban Design and Planning. Today Richard is a Senior Associate of Urban Design
at HASSELL.
In 2007, he commenced work as an Urban Designer at HASSELL. In this role he has worked
on Government projects valued at AUD$12 Billion.
In 2009 he brought his talents to China and by 2012 he accepted the position as a Senior
Associate and leader of the Urban Design Team at HASSELL Shanghai. He has led his
team on many urban design projects including the Zhoushan Xiaogan Island Business
District Competition, Wuxi Tianyi Retail Centre & CBD and Tangshan New City Gateway
Parklands among others.
Richard has most recently led HASSELL’s Binhai High Speed Station Interchange Hub
design which has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Award.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE YOUNG AUSTRALIA ALUMNI OF
THE YEAR AWARD
Ms. SUN Natellie (Yinyin)
Director (Finance), Michael Page
International
Natellie graduated from the University of New
South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese and
Human Resources Management) going on to
complete her Masters of Business Administration
with the University of Newcastle. She is now the
current
Director
(Finance)
of
Michael
Page
International.
Natellie has previously worked with various companies such as INTERAC (Japan),
Rendezvous Hotel as an Assistant Office Manager and OMX Group as a HR Coordinator.
When she was 26, she moved back to China and joined Michael Page International
Focusing on Finance recruitment as a consultant. There she became the Top Biller for the
last quarter of 2008; and then became the ‘Top Biller’ in 2009 and 2010 for China. She also
doubled her team’s revenue and increased staff numbers by 60% in 2011.
She quickly progressed through the ranks in Michael Page International, becoming Senior
Consultant in 2009, Manager in 2010, and Senior Manager in 2011 and finally in 2012
promoted to the position of Director (Finance) becoming one of Michael Page’s faster
promotions by tenure.
As Director of the Finance recruitment division, she oversees a staff of 30 consultants plus
support staff. Under her leadership, her team has gained the number 1 market share in
Shanghai for specialist recruitment in Finance in 2012 – 3 times larger than the next
competitor. She also was key contributor in the set up of a new office in Suzhou and the
team appointed there.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE AUSTRADE AUSTRALIA CHINA
ALUMNI AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Mr. JIN Terry Wei
Partner and Production Director,
The Oppland Corporation
Graduating from The University of Newcastle in
2006 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in
Management, Mr. Jin is currently a Partner for the
Oppland
Corporation,
a
highly
successful
conference business he founded in 2008, at 25
years of age.
After completing his studies in Australia, Mr. Jin returned to China in 2007 and secured a
position as the Producer for China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC), a large
conference business specializing in industry and retail. During his time he produced two
major conferences with a combined revenue of over RMB 4 million; The China Power &
Alternative Energy Summit (2008) involving over 200 delegates and 40 speakers and the
China Luxury Summit (2009) which involved over 250 delegates and 30 speakers.
In 2008, he founded The Oppland Corporation being currently one of its Partners and
Director Producer. He has focused it on delivering 5 star conference events to the aviation,
electricity and renewable, transportation, property and pharmaceuticals industries.
As of now, The Oppland Corporation has over 20 intellectual property owned conferences in
China which achieve annual revenue of RMB 8 million per annum some of which include; the
China Power & Alternative Energy Summit 2008; China Luxury Summit 2009; China Hi-End
Retail Summit 2009/2010; China Railway Innovation Summit 2009; China Commercial
Aircraft Summit 2010/2011/2012; and Renewable Energy & Grid Integration China
2011/2012 amongst others. Mr. Jin and his company is also involved in the ‘1kg Program’
which helps local children from mountain villages in Guangxi Province. Through his
Corporation, they annual donate funding, books and basketballs to the local elementary
schools.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE BUSINESS EVENTS SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND
INNOVATION
Dr. LIU Yonghua
Research Professor, Department of Polar
Atmosphere and Space Physics, Polar Research
Institute of China
Dr. Yonghua Liu is a senior scientist at the Center for Space
Physics at the Polar Research Institute of China and
graduated with a PhD from the University of Newcastle
where he completed a thesis entitled: ‘ULF waves in the
Earth’s magnetosphere’, Part I:Pc1-2 Waves, Part II: Pc3-5 Waves.
As a researcher, Dr. Liu has written over 20 scientific papers. He is an expert on Ultra Low
Frequency (ULF) waves and has published a number of papers investigating wave size,
sources, characteristics, phase structure and pulsations in the magnetosphere.
Dr. Liu has led many high level projects as the Chief Investigator (host) including a conjugate
study on Pc5 pulsation at high latitude, a 300,000 RMB project support by the Natural
Scientific Foundation of China and a collaborative research project on Space Plasma Waves
between China and Australia. He also played a key role in a 10,000,000RMB project
supported by the Natural Scientific Foundation of China on Geo-Space Storm courses at
multi-temporal and spatial scales.
In recognition of his research, Dr. Liu won the Excellent Paper Award on Polar Scientific
Research of China two years in a row (2009 and 2010). He has also won the 2nd Award of
Science and Technology Progress in Shanghai (2005) and was ranked 4th among a total of
13 group members and he won the 1st Award of the Oceanic Scientific Creation in State
Oceanic Administration of China (2001) and was ranked 6th out of 14 group members.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE BUSINESS EVENTS SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND
INNOVATION
Dr. ZHANG Xiaofei
Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable
Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)
Dr. Zhang is the current Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
at
the
National
Center
for
Chronic
and
Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).
He graduated with a PhD from the University of Newcastle
focusing on Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
He is a prolific researcher with over 25 publications in national and international journals and
books. He has investigated a wide range of topics including:
1) epidemic trends, risk factors and the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in China,
2) work and disability related injuries, particularly in the USA,
3) risk factors for stroke,
4) factors influencing hypertension,
5) AIDS and much more.
In 2006, Professor Zhang was involved in a National Institute of Health project R01 for the
USA National Health Interview Study focusing on work related injuries among foreign and
US born employees. In 2008, Professor Zhang was offered a Senior Research Fellow in
Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Here he worked on an initiative for
tobacco control in China and also salt modeling work for predicting Cardiovascular Disease
among Australians.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE BUSINESS EVENTS SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND
INNOVATION
Dr. GAO Jinnan
Director at Department of Breast Surgery,
Shanxi Dayi Hospital
Dr. Gao is the founder and Director of the Breast
Surgery Department at one of China’s Largest hospitals,
Shanxi Dayi Hospital. He graduated from the University
of
Newcastle
with
a
PhD,
where
his
research
investigated the association between mammographic
density and breast cancer.
Dr. Gao has since committed himself to the modernization and standardization of breast
cancer treatment and research in China.
Under his leadership, Dr. Gao’s department
pioneered a number of areas in the treatment of breast cancer and also in research. These
include:
1) routine sentinel lymph node biopsy during surgical resection of breast cancer;
2) standard breast-conserving surgery for patients with early breast cancer;
3) psychological support service to patients and families; and
4) regular breast cancer Multidisciplinary team meetings.
Dr. Gao has established the first ever breast cancer database in Shanxi Province, which has
started to provide clinicians and researchers with invaluable clinical, pathological, and
genetic information about breast cancer patients. Along with this, Dr. Gao and his colleagues
have established the first comprehensive breast cancer registry network in the province.
He has published regularly in highly ranked journals on the topic of breast cancer and has
also presented his work in a large number of major international breast cancer conferences.
He has also been frequently invited to present lectures by a large number of hospitals and
medical universities in China. He has been recognized as one of the most renowned medical
specialists in Shanxi province.
2012 FINALIST FOR THE AUSTRALIA CHINA
CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD
FOR ICT AND NEW MEDIA
Mr. TANG Laing (Leo)
Managing Director, Eventown Group ; President
and Chief Operating Officer, Qyun Game
Mr. Leo Tang graduated from the University of Newcastle
with a Master of Marketing, where upon he has since gone
on to become the Founder and Managing Director of The
Eventown Group. This has included overseeing the
company’s
four
main
subsidiaries
including
eventown.com.cn, HBC, ETA and the Qyun Game of which
he is the President and COO.
Eventown has rapidly grown to have nearly 3000 clients which include high level companies
such as Cheung Kong, Swiss RE and PG etc. One of their most recent event was organizing
the BCG WWOM meeting held in Beijing in May 2012, a US$ 300 million event that
showcased Chinese culture to the world. This event involved organizing logistics for 6200
people, tours for 1600 people and 36 business visits from around the world among other.
Prior to establishing the Eventown Group, Leo was the Chief Press and Public Relations
Officer of SOHU Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU). He was the corporate spokesperson for the
company, managing the media, investors and the Chinese government. Whilst there Leo
was also credited with founding the Brandcom Department for innovative integrated
marketing communications.
Leo has also recently been noticed as one of "China's Top Leading Talents", a title handed
down by the Chinese government, and will receive RMB1 million in funding for Eventown's
new subsidiary Qyun Game.
2011 RECIPIENT OF THE AUSAID SCHOLARSHIPS
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD
Assoc. Prof. Zhou Yun
Director, International Cooperation, Chinese
Research Academy of Environmental Science
(CRAES)
Zhou Yun has been working with the Chinese Research
Academy of Environmental Science (CRAES) since 1990. She
is now the Director of International Cooperation at CRAES.
She has been involved in a number of projects funded by World Bank, ADB and AusAID, the
Canadian International Development Agency, and the Swedish International Development
Agency as project director/coordinator. Her interests are climate change and energy,
environmental impact assessment, and public participation in environmental protection.
Prof. Zhou received an AusAID scholarship in 2002 to study a Masters degree in
Environmental Studies at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She has been very active
in Sino-Australian environmental cooperation, especially in contributing to the AustraliaChina Environment Development Program.
Most recently Prof. Zhou has been working on an EU funded project to map out China’s
areas of Environmental Research Excellence and major Infrastructure. She is currently
researching the economic and health impact of contaminated water resources in China, and
the impact of climate change on water shortages. She is also working on the AusAID
sponsored project – Transjurisdictional Water Pollution Management in China.
Prof. Zhou has also played a key role in a Canadian funded “Trees for Life” project that has
involved 200,000 Chinese children in an educational project growing trees from seeds since
1994.
Prof. Zhou is based in Beijing and is presently also a doctoral candidate at the Beijing
Normal University. She was shortlisted as a finalist in the University of Newcastle’s Alumni
Awards in 2010 in the International leadership category.
2011 RECIPIENT OF THE BUSINESS EVENTS SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND
INNOVATION
Dr. Wang Shuguang
Associate Professor, Director (Research),
Institute of Sociology, Sichuan Academy of
Social Sciences; A/Professor, School of
Psychology, The University of Newcastle,
Australia; UNICEF HIV Consultant, China
Dr. Wang Shuguang is a leading sociologist, psychocultural
researcher,
and
nationally
recognized
international advisor on HIV/AIDS in China. Since
completing his PhD at the University of Newcastle (1998) and NH&MRC funded postdoctoral research and training at the National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR), at
the University of NSW (2004), Dr Shuguang Wang has worked as an Associate Professor at
the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences.
He spends 80% of his time living and working in the field in China, but also finds time to
maintain strong academic and research ties with Australia as an Associate Professor in the
School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle.
Dr Wang has successfully undertaken over 30 bilateral/multilateral international collaborative
HIV/AIDS programs in HIV/AIDS prevention. e.g. Australia NHMRC (2001); Australia AFAO
HIV Project (2005); AusAID and ARC Tibet HIV program (2007); UNICEF China HIV project
(2007-present); and Keats Research Projects (Newcastle University 2001-2010 ongoing
academic China studies) covering various vulnerable populations to support strategic
development for integrated and innovative responses to epidemics and disaster in diverse
challenged settings across China.
Dr Wang has published four academic books, numerous book chapters and more than
ninety papers to significantly contribute to the academic literature on China’s sociology and
psycho-cultural studies of HIV and health both nationally and raising its international profile.
Dr Wang's latest achievement and ongoing project for the wellbeing of the Chinese people,
has been to coordinate the research on psycho-cultural rehabilitation for ethnic Qiang
children affected by the massive Sichuan earthquake (May 2008). Dr. Wang was
awarded the Newcastle University Alumni Award for International Leadership in
2010.
2011 RECIPENT OF THE TELSTRA SENSIS AUSTRALIA
CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR ICT AND NEW MEDIA
Mr. George Tuan
CEO and Chairman, Adsit Media Technology
Co. China
Mr. Tuan is the Chairman and CEO of Adsit
Advertising Co Ltd, the largest web intelligent ad
communication service provider in China. Through
establishing
strategic
partnerships
with
China’s
leading Internet media (including Baidu TV, Sina,
Tencent, Renren, etc.) and world-class advertising
agencies (WPP, OMG, Aegis, and Publicis, etc.), Adsit provide online targeting advertising
services for 430 leading brands in China including Coca Cola, Adidas, China Mobile, BMW,
Mercedes Benz and Pizza Hut.
Through the creative use of ICT and new media technologies, Adsit is taking the lead in the
intelligent advertising industry in China, providing the highest ROI and measurable analysis
of communication effects transforming Digital Marketing from the traditional extensive
management to targeted, intelligent and refined management.
Adsit has received widespread praise and recognition including being named in China’s top
50 High Technology and Fastest Growing Enterprises by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2010
and awarded Video Marketing Outstanding Contribution Award at a Marketing Internet
Conference, China 2010. Looking forward, Mr Tuan is planning to make Adsit a public
company in the next 12 months and establish its position in the online marketing technology
platform.
Prior to founding the company, Mr. Tuan worked as senior executive in the International
Internet, IT, and telecom companies including Yahoo (Special Assistant to the CEO and
President – Taiwan), Sysware Group (TW:6214), Vice President of Artel Group (0931.HK),
and Chief Operating Officer of CITIC Group (one of the largest Chinese state-owned
conglomerates), and in the fields of sales and marketing as well as operation management
for over 18 years.
Mr. Tuan graduated from the University of Newcastle Australia with a Master of
Business Administration in 1998.
2011 RECIPIENT OF THE IELTS AUSTRALIA CHINA
ALUMNI AWARD FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Mrs Ong-Koh Wee Nah
General Manager, Frasers Centrepoint
Mrs Ong-Koh Wee Nah graduated from the University of
Newcastle
Australia
with
a
Bachelor
of
Architecture
(honours) in 1979, and was a Colombo Plan Scholar.
Mrs Ong-Koh has built a highly successful international
career in Architecture, particularly in complex commercial
developments. Her success has been built on performance excellence and reveals a true
spirit of learning and development, strong leadership, initiative, innovation and dedication to
the progress of infrastructure and development in a number of countries. She has brought to
China a wealth of experience, having worked across the globe on major architecture projects
in Singapore, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Dubai.
In 2006, Mrs Ong-Koh was appointed the General Manager and Project Director for Frasers
Property China. Frasers Property is a leading provider of business and living space solutions
and reliable property management services in Greater China. In only five years in China she
has overseen significant work including two major projects from conception to operation.
The first project was a 32,000 square metre multiple level retail/office mall in Beijing which
was completed and in operation within the exceptional timeframe of 18 months, just before
the Beijing Olympics. The second major project, completed in November 2010, saw her lead
the development of the largest logistic centre in Western China with a floor area of 193,996
square metres. This project was again completed on schedule and budget. The office space
was sold out only six months after the launch which is an excellent commercial and
corporate outcome. Due to her great success, dedication to excellence, proven application to
steep learning curves and leadership, Mrs Ong-Koh has now been given the role of leading
phase 2 developments of this major project.
2011 FINALIST FOR THE AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI OF THE
YEAR AWARD
Mr. Peng (Ralph) Chen
Director of Brand Management Department, Geely
International Corporation
Mr. Ralph Chen graduated from The University of Newcastle
Australia with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2004.
Upon graduation, Mr. Chen returned to China to commence a highly
successful six year career in the automotive communications
industry. In 2005, Mr. Chen worked in the world’s largest advertising agency, Dentsu as an
Account Manager for Lexus. Using his skills acquired from his degree, Mr. Chen was
responsible for launching and promoting the Lexus Brand, surpassing all his targets.
In 2006, Mr. Chen was offered by Nissan (China) Investment the position of Deputy Manager
for the Marketing Department. His innovative leadership and hard work paid off with Nissan
Headquarters awarding him and his team a silver prize for global brand event organiser of
the year.
Mr. Chen, at such a young age was starting to receive high praise and a reputation in the
luxury car industry and in 2008 was appointed the Director of the Marketing Department for
the Mercedes-Benz Centre (Beijing). Formulating a new marketing plan and devising new
strategies and targets provided Mr. Chen an opportunity to establish himself as a dynamic
business leader.
Today, Mr. Chen holds the position of Director, Brand Management Department, for Geely
International Corporation, one of China’s top 10 auto manufacturers. In this current role, Mr.
Chen has produced a new global brand strategy which has recently been approved by
Senior Management and will be rolled out later this year. Mr. Chen reports directly to the
General Manager of Geely International Co. and to the Vice President of the Geely Group.
Mr. Chen has also found time for community service, volunteering his time in 2008 to teach
English to locals leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
2011 FINALIST FOR THE BUSINESS EVENTS SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND
INNOVATION
Dr. David Zhidong Li
President, Heter Electronics Group
In 2005, Dr. Zhidong Li was the first person to be awarded a
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University
of Newcastle Australia. He has published a range of well
received publications, such as books, journal articles and
conference papers, related to finance, banking, leadership and business management. He
was appointed by the University of Newcastle to supervise a number of DBA candidates.
Some of candidates have successfully been awarded doctor degrees from the University of
Newcastle.
Dr. Li has had a 16-years distinguished career to date, developing and implementing ground
breaking business strategies which have had significant corporate development and financial
outcomes in various business sectors, such as financial services, new energy and urban
development industries.
As the President of The Heter Electronics Group, one of the leading lithium iron phosphate
green battery manufacturers in China, Dr. Li and his team established an environmental
education program by working with the China National Committee for the Wellbeing of the
Youth. The program provides on-site education to local students to learn about various new
energy solutions.
In January 2011, as the Chairman of Corun Group Investment and Risk Management
Committee, a new energy group in China, Dr. Li led his team acquired a nickel-hydride
battery plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, from Panasonic Corp, which produces
electric vehicle batteries for Toyota, Nissan and Honda . This acquisition will push Corun to
realize its development strategy and help it rapidly tap into the international market.
From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Li was the Vice President of Pilot Investment Holdings, a stateowned urban developer with over RMB 30 billion assets. With a commitment to sustainable
design principles and the best practices of urban planning, his team and partners have
realized their vision and invested over RMB 20 billion RMB for a new
environmental friendly city.
In 2007, Dr. Li was appointed as the CEO of China Organic Agriculture. To produce high
quality organic rice, his team invested significantly in educating local farmers to preserve
land from pollution. With his leadership, the company performance improved significantly,
the share price increased from $0.35 to above $4.00.
Dr. Li also served for China Marxism Research Foundation at China Central School of the
Central Committee of C.P.C. China Marxism Research Foundation is a non-profit
organisation, and managing and financing a number of influential research projects on
economics and politics issues in China.
2011 FINALIST FOR THE MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES
AUSTRALIA CHINA ALUMNI AWARD FOR CORPORATE
ACHIEVEMENT
Mr. Shuangwu Chen
General Manager, Skaugen Marine Construction Co.
Ltd.
Mr. Chen worked for 10 years (1993 – 2005) in global
shipping organisations in senior management positions. He
achieved significant corporate outcomes in that sector before
moving to senior management positions with Dell, Sony and
Intralox L.L.C. In January 2009, he returned to his primary area of interest in the shipping
industry, as Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer with the global leader,
Skaugen Marine Construction Co (SMC) and in 2010 was offered the position of General
Manager.
SMC is committed to building capacity in China and is engaged in chemical & gas
transportation, ship & fleet management and ship building businesses. SMC was established
to manage the new building programs for I.M.Skaugen in China. In his role as General
Manager, Mr. Chen is responsible for the overall chemical shipbuilding in China including
Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement, Logistics, R&D and strategic development,
and achieved USD 11 million cost-savings with the successful delivery of 9 most complex
LNG/LPG/Chemical vessels as total value of USD 379million. He values his role and the part
that his company plays in contributing to China’s shipping transport and logistics
infrastructure.
In his senior managerial roles he has developed internal HR training schemes and
leadership enhancement guidelines to improve production and reduce staff turnover,
fostering a culture of best practice. As a Senior Manager at Sony he established a
leadership training scheme and was a senior mentor for future managers. Mr. Chen
introduced procedures to streamline management strategy which succeeded in clarifying
each division's scope and targets leading to a 75% increase in customer satisfaction at
Sony, China (Dalian branch).
Mr. Chen has a sense of corporate social responsibility, and has initiated
fundraising activities within his workplaces, promoting greater awareness of rural
children's education and raising funds for the devastating 2008 earthquake in the
Sichuan province.
2010 RECIPIENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG AUSTRALIAN ALUMNI OF THE
YEAR
Dr Beibei Zhang
Assistant General Manager, China Merchants
Property Development
Ms. Beibei Zhang obtained her doctorate at the
University of Newcastle in 2006. After graduation, she
worked in the field of assets valuation and mergers and
acquisitions as the Corporate Finance Executive at
Oriental Patron Financial Group (Hong Kong China). She
has also been a professional demand analyst dealing
with front office business development and back office project management with the China
Bohai Bank. Following this position she joined the China Merchants Property Development
Co. Ltd (CMPD) as Assistant General Manager in charge of the company’s research and
research management.
In the past two years, Dr Zhang was selected to do post-doctorate research in cooperation
with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the China Merchants Group on real
estate financing and financial innovation. During this period Dr Zhang wrote 11 working
papers and 7 specialized papers on her research topics; obtained special funding for her
research topic on China’s Real Estate Financial Innovation in Financial Crisis – REITs; and
led a major project for the Central State Organs Housing System Reform Office. Dr. Zhang
has also contributed to a book produced by the Central Government Liaison Office in Hong
Kong.
Dr. Zhang has been invited to take an Associate Professor position at Henan University of
Economics and Law, and is a consultant for two investment consulting companies.
2010 RECIPIENT BUSINESS EVENT SYDNEY ALUMNI
AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Professor Fengming Zhang
Professor, Department of Physics, Nanjing University;
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tianwei
New Energy Holdings Co Ltd
Fengming Zhang, was born in the city of Chengdu. He received
the B. S. degree in 1986 from Shandong University in Jinan,
China. Following a competitive examination process, he enrolled
in graduate studies at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy
of Sciences in Beijing, China in 1986. With a M.S. won there in 1989, he became a lecturer
at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.
In 2003, Fengming Zhang enrolled in the University of Newcastle in Australia with the
Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS) and the University of Newcastle
Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNRS) and got his Ph.D in Physics there in 1997.
From early 1996 to middle 2001, he worked at the University of New South Wales and
Pacific Solar Pty Ltd. in the field of solar cells as a research scientist.
In 2001, he joined Nanjing University in China as a professor. With active research activities
in the field of nano-magnetism and solar energy, he has supervised over 10 Ph.D. students
and has been responsible to quite a few key research projects from the Chinese
Government. In 2005, he was awarded "Talent Cultivation Plan of New Century" by the
Education Ministry of China. At the same time, as one of the key founders of China Sunergy
he has been as the Executive Board Director and Vice President for manufacturing from
August 2004 to April 2009. In 2008, he was awarded the prize of ‘Top-ten talents for
Achievement in Innovation and Enterprise Set-up’ by Nanjing Municipal Government. Since
joining Tianwei New Energy Holdings as a Vice General Manager and Chief Technology
Officer late 2009, he has improved the technology level of the company significantly.
2010 FINALIST AUSAID SCHOLARSHIPS ALUMNI AWARD
Associate Professor Zhou Yun
Director of International Cooperation, Chinese
Research Academy of Social Science
Zhou Yun has been working with the Chinese Research
Academy of Environmental Science (CRAES) since
1990.
She
is
now
the
Director
of
International
Cooperation Centre at CRAES. She has been involved
in a number of projects funded by World Bank, ADB and AusAID, Canadian International
Development
Agency,
Swedish
International
Development
Agency
as
project
director/coordinator. Her interests are climate change and energy, environmental impact
assessment, and public participation in environmental protection.
Yun received an AusAID scholarship in 2002 and with that, pursued a Master degree in
Environmental Studies at the University of Newcastle in Australia. She has been very active
in Sino-Australian environmental cooperation, especially in the Australia-China Environment
Development Programme.
Yun is based in Beijing and presently a doctoral candidate at the Beijing Normal University.
2010 FINALIST: BUSINESS EVENT SYDNEY ALUMNI
AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Dr Shuguang Wang
Director (Research), Institute of Sociology,
Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences;
Associate Professor, School of Psychology,
University of Newcastle
A leading sociologist, psycho-cultural researcher, and
national recognized international advisor in HIV/AIDS of
China, since completing PhD of the University of
Newcastle (1998) and NHMRC post-doctoral at the
National Centre in HIV Social Research, UNSW,
Australia (2004), Dr Shuguang Wang as an A/Prof.
Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and the University
of Newcastle, in cooptation with the China-Australia Centre at Sichuan University, China has
been significant in maintaining ongoing positive cooperation and innovation which has arisen
directly from his Ph. D. and post-doctoral based on research in the last 15 years.
While, Dr Wang as a key role of team leader, Australian international expert and consultant
and chief investigator has successfully undertaken over 30 bilateral/multilateral international
collaborative HIV/AIDS programs in HIV/AIDS prevention. i.g. Australia NHMRC (2001);
Australia AFAO HIV Project (2005); AusAID Tibet HIV program (THSSP,2007); Unicef
China HIV project (2007-present); and Keats Research Projects (Newcastle University 20012010 gonging academic China studies) covering various vulnerable population to support
strategic development for integrated and innovated response to epidemics and disaster in
diverse challenged settings across China. Dr Wang published eight academic books and
more than ninety papers to significantly contribute academic literatures on China’s sociology
and psycho-cultural studies of HIV and health both national and international profiles.

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