Alumni Profile - Michael Zhang


Michael Zhang

Name: Michael Zhang

Degree(s) and Year(s) of Graduation from the University of Sydney: 2011

Majors at the University of Sydney: Master of Marketing

Current Position, Organisation: National Senior Marketing Director, Microsoft MSN, China.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Target-oriented, inspirational, cooperative

Nationality/cultural identity: China

Languages spoken: Chinese, English

Countries lived/worked in: China

Best book you have read in the last 12 months: Execution (Ram Charan)

Daily website 'favourites': Google

Motto to live/work by: An idle youth, a needy age

Linkedin Profile: Michael Zhang

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

Cross-cultural environment of Sydney; academic atmosphere of USYD

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

Group study, social life

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

Strong networks to support my career and life-long friendships.

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

Taught me how to strategically think in a marketing environment

What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?

Re-entered the telecommunications industry as General Manager of Marketing for Motorola (China)

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

Achieved top one market share in Motorola (Asia-Pacific) and top one sales in Sony (China) Ltd.

What business person inspired you most?

The person who has great leadership, who inspires a team in a tough situation.

What are some of your favourite things about Sydney?

Cross-cultural environment, beautiful city

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

Respect other people???s ideas; team-work is the key for your study at the Business School; as early as possible, plan your future before the completion of study

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