Melbourne Business School News 2017 Deans Leaders Forum speakers announced

2017 Deans Leaders Forum speakers announced

Melbourne Business School’s popular Dean’s Leaders Forum series is returning in 2017, featuring Australian and international business leaders.


The first group of business leaders to share their insights as part of this year's forum series are:

Melbourne Business School Dean Zeger Degraeve said the forum series, now in it's third year, had been a popular forum for the School's diverse student and alumni community.

Photo Caption: Melbourne Business School Director of Corporate Relations Alex Christou, Dean of Melbourne Business School Zeger Degraeve and Australian Private Capital Principal Directors Robert Sarafov and Hayden Windsor.

"The Dean's Leaders Forum explores what makes great leaders and encourages those aspiring to lead people and organisations to change perspectives on what leadership is and can be," Professor Degraeve said.

"Previous speakers have shared a range of insights, and I am very excited to be welcoming another group of diverse leaders to speak at our School during 2017."

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For 2017, the School will also be welcoming Australian Private Capital as Principal Partners for the forum series.

Australian Private Capital Director Robert Sarafov said the premium wealth management firm was proud to support Dean’s Leaders Forums series, noting APC’s three decade relationship with the School.

“Our past and continuing involvement with the MBS is based on our strong belief that society as a whole greatly benefits from having well run, innovative business enterprises,” Mr Sarafov said. 

“This does not happen by chance but requires insightful, dedicated and inspirational leadership. 

More information about the 2017 Dean’s Leaders Forum is available at