Alumni Profile - 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.