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    Auckland Alumni & Friends Function 2024

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    In a world characterized by volatility, unpredictability, complexity, and ambiguity, navigating the turbulent waters of economic uncertainty requires astute leadership, strategic foresight, and adaptability. Join us at our upcoming Auckland alumni event where UC graduate Sharon Zollner, a distinguished economist renowned for her expertise in deciphering economic intricacies, will share her insights on the current economic climate, and how business can thrive in uncertain times.

    In collaboration with the UC Business School, this joint alumni and MBA Thought Leadership event is part of a series run by the UC MBA programme which brings together leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad. Industry, students, and alumni are invited to be inspired by innovative and insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs.

    RSVP by Tuesday 14 May 2024
    . Guests are welcome (they do not have to be UC alumni to attend), but please register them also.

    Guest Speaker: Sharon Zollner
    Chief Economist at ANZ Bank, Sharon Zollner almost dropped economics in her second year at UC. A lecturer convinced her to continue and after completing an internship at the Reserve Bank she discovered a passion for the field. While she enjoys the fast pace of her current role, it's the public service aspect that resonates with her the most.

    “I particularly enjoy the educational aspect of what I do. I find it very rewarding to help people understand the bigger forces at work which impact them on a personal level.”

    After graduating from UC, Sharon was an economist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and spent time at the Central Bank of Norway before moving into the private sector with Westpac, and then ANZ.


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