Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on the Malaysian Economy and Employability 

Current University of Adelaide students are invited to participate in a webinar which will provide them with an insight into the economic and employability impact of COVID-19 in Malaysia, and give them an advantage they can use to position themselves for success in their future careers.  

This webinar, part of our high-profile international alumni series, also features our guest panellist Mr Michael Growder, Deputy High Commissioner from the Australian High Commission in Malaysia.  

Our carefully selected expert panel for this webinar have developed outstanding careers with deep links to Malaysia in law and diplomacy. 

Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on the Malaysian Economy and Employability 
Facilitated by Professor Jacqueline Lo, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Thursday 1 October 2020 
1:30pm - 2:30pm (Adelaide time) 
12:00pm - 1:00pm (Kuala Lumpur time) 

Presented via Zoom 

Our panel includes:

Michael Growder

Michael Growder took up the position of Deputy High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur in October 2017. 

Mr Growder is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, whose most recent role in Canberra was Assistant Secretary, FTA Outreach Unit in DFAT's Free Trade Agreement Division. Mr Growder has been posted previously as Counsellor (Public Affairs and Culture) in Beijing (2012-2014); and First Secretary (Economic and Trade Policy) in Hanoi (2005-2007). In Canberra, Mr Growder has also worked in North Asia Division. Prior to joining DFAT, Mr Growder worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia (1997-2000). 

Mathew Thomas Philip

Mathew Thomas Philip is the founder and Managing Partner of Thomas Philip Advocates & Solicitors. He graduated with a double degree in Economics and Law from the University of Adelaide and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1992. 

In over 20 years of experience, Mathew has counselled and represented domestic and international clients in highly complex and contentious civil and commercial litigation. He has completed over 200 trials.

Mathew is recognised notably for his expertise in achieving practical and effective solutions and has successfully negotiated over 300 settlements during his career, often involving multi-faceted disputes with numerous parties.

The webinar will be facilitated by:

Jacqueline Lo

Professor Jacqueline Lo is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Adelaide. With considerable experience in academic governance and management, she provides leadership and oversight for all University international and internationalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on activities and partnerships of University-wide strategic importance that support and enhance the University’s growth objectives.

For more information, and to register your attendance, visit CareerHub.

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Registrations close Friday 25 September.

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