Alumni Profile - Junwei Chen (BCom '06, MCom '07)


Junwei Chen

Name: Junwei Chen

Current Position, Organisation: Investment Executive - Greenwoods Private Equity Funds

Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, Open, Friendly

Nationality/cultural identity: Chinese

Languages spoken: Chinese / English

Countries lived/worked in: China / Australia

Best book you have read in the last 12 months: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Daily website 'favourites': Ft.com

Motto to live/work by: To be the best you can be

Why did you choose to study at the University of Sydney Business School?

I felt that the Business School was one of the best schools in Australia.

What is your most favourite memory from your time at the University?

The Peer Mentoring experiences were certainly a highlight of my time with the Business School.

What does being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus/na mean to you?

I enjoy knowing that I am part of a strong global network.

How did your time at the Business School change you both professionally and personally?

Those team/group projects were very useful. In the real world, you have to work with a wide range of people, who all have different personalities and approaches to life and business., You quickly learn to adjust yourself to suit different environments, to achieve success in the assigned tasks

What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?

I went from studying to a role with the investment banking division of Macquarie Group.

What has been the greatest accomplishment of your career to date?

I am proud of the fact that I have been able to survive in today???s tough economic environment.

What business person inspired you most?

I have drawn a lot of inspiration from my grandpa, who was one of the first generation of entrepreneurs in China, following the initial economic boom in the late 1970s.

What are some of your favourite things about Sydney?

I absolutely loved the seafood, the clean air and blue skies.

What would you say to a prospective student who is considering study at the Business School?

I would say that the Business School offers a very supportive learning environment, accompanied by a very high standard of education.

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