Asia Savvy 2019


Kelsey Eaton, Logistics

I am Kelsey Eaton, a 4th year Commercial Law and Economics Student at The University of Auckland. I play Hockey in my spare time and really enjoy learning languages such as Spanish and Mandarin Chinese!

I have a passion for bringing people together and ‘all things Asia’ which amazingly led me to being a part of the 2019 Asia Savvy Team! I am humbled to be a part of this endeavour to bridge these two cultures and I look forward to meeting you all at this year’s conference.

Abby Wong, Registrations

I am currently a second-year student studying a Law and Arts conjoint. 2019 marks the year I will have spent half my life living in Auckland while having grown up in Singapore. As both societies are of a multicultural nature, this has formed my belief that cultural diversity is incredibly valuable. Similar to what my migrant experience has taught me, Asia Savvy is about finding the interface between different cultures and building intercultural competence. I’m delighted to be your Registrations Manager for this year’s conference, and hope to see you there!

Deepika Jindal, Project Manager

I am a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland’s Graduate School of Management. I earned my Phd in May 2018. My thesis focused on the impact of implementation of human resource management (HRM) practices, by the supervisors, on work engagement, job crafting, and job performance of the employees. Prior to my doctoral studies, I have worked for a large Indian manufacturing conglomerate (Trident Ltd.) for around 10 years in the HRM area. I have been working at the University of Auckland Business School since February 2014, on various courses related to business, general management and HRM. I have also been involved with various research projects related to HRM and organisational behaviour in the past years. I am the project manager for the Annual Asia Savvy conference (2019). My role is to manage different activities related to the conference, provide support to the committee and organise sponsors/speakers. I look forward to meeting a diverse set of participants at the conference and engage in meaningful discussions around this year’s theme: building a successful career in the Asian century.

Allan Chan, Marketing

I am a final year Commerce student at the University of Auckland pursuing a major in Marketing and International Business. I am born and raised in Auckland and proud to call myself a ‘New Zealand Chinese’. As such I have experienced first-hand, the diversity and differences these two cultures bring.

In an ever-evolving global business environment, I will be marketing what Asia Savvy’s conference can bring to the table. I hope to inform like-minded students of the impact, rewards and challenges of doing business in Asia.

With the conference this year, I am looking forward to exploring this region further through thoughtful discussion, connecting students together and networking with industry professionals. I believe every student this year will take something away from the conference that will grow their understanding of the Asian region and the unique connection it has with New Zealand.

Marie Ysabel Landingin, Communications

I am a “Filipino-Kiwi” based in West Auckland who migrated to New Zealand just over a decade ago and a third-year Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) student. I am deeply interested in Asia and cultural diversity in the urban and global context.
I am delighted to be part of the 2019 Asia Savvy team. I believe that the emerging presence of Asian communities, particularly in Auckland, demands further open-minded exploration into Asia’s influence on shaping New Zealand’s increasingly cosmopolitan and urban future. This opportunity to engage with a diverse group of global-thinking change makers creates an invaluable platform to explore this exciting future. I look forward to learning from like-minded people with inspiring stories and ideas to share.

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