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40 UNDER 40: MOST INFLUENTIAL ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN AWARDS

The “40 Under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards” recognises the achievements of young Asian-Australian leaders in their fields.

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DR MUNEERA BANO
WINNER - 2019 40 UNDER 40 MOST INFLUENTIAL ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN


Muneera has over a decade of experience in academic teaching, research, supervision, and leadership with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a team. Dr Muneera is an academic and researcher at the Swinburne University of Technology.

Muneera works at the intersection between computers and humans – looking for ways to engineer technology to work better with the people that use it. Muneera specialises in the field of socio-technical domains of software engineering focusing on human-centered technologies. Her recent research areas included: technology-assisted pedagogies for education, and social media analysis.

Dr Muneera contributes to the broader research community as Associate Editor of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Software Journal, as Track Chair in International Requirements Engineering, and Australian Software Engineering Conferences; and as a member of the program committee for various highly-ranked conferences including Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computer Science.

During her research career, Dr Muneera has also received prestigious recognition for her work, including being named as a finalist for Google Australia’s Anita Borg Award for Women in Computer Science, Asia-Pacific 2015. She was also the recipient of Schlumberger’s Award for Women in STEM (2014 and 2015) and was given the ‘distinguished research paper award’ at International Requirements Engineering Conference held in August 2018. She has been announced as Superstar of STEM for 2019-2020 by Science Technology Australia. The Superstar’s of STEM program aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.
2019 CATEGORY winners

Dr Imran Omar Lum

Director, Islamic Finance, NAB

Astrid Haban-Beer

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Dr Meru Sheel

Westpac Research Fellow, ANU

Tim Fung

Co – Founder and Chief Executive officer, Airtasker

Eddie Woo

Mathematics Teacher, Author & Communicator

Khunapong Khunaraksa

Board Member at Gravity Water and Founder/CEO at Khunapong Consulting

Benjamin Law

Writer and broadcaster

Philip Le Liu

Councilor, City of Melbourne

40 UNDER 40 MOST INFLUENTIAL ASIAN-AUSTRALIANS
2019

Arts, Culture & Sport

Benjamin Law - Author

Marc Fennell - Journalist & Interviewer, SBS, ABC & Audible

Walter Lee, General Manager, Strategy, Australian Football League

Leah Jing McIntosh - Editor, LIMINAL magazine

Chris Pang - Actor/Producer, Empty by Design, Crazy Rich Asians, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Tomorrow, When the War Began

Pallavi Sharda - Actress, Les Norton, Tom and Jerry, Lion, Besharam, Beecham House, Hawaizaada

Community & Advocacy

Khunapong Khunaraksa - Board Member at Gravity Water and Founder/CEO at Khunapong Consulting

Cat Thao Nguyen - Co-Founder & ChairpersonAustralia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue

Yasmine Poole - Youth Ambassador, Plan International

Alan Wu - Member of the Board, Oxfam Australia

Weh Yeoh - Founder, OIC Cambodia and Co-Founder and CEO, Umbo

Corporate

Dr Imran Kai-Shek Bin Omar Lum - Director, Islamic Finance, National Australia Bank


Queenie Chow - Microinsurance Center @ Milliman ConsultingAssociation of Australian Actuaries

Matthew Park - Vice President, Communications and Media, Oil Search

Adriana Saw - Assurance Chapter Lead – Deposits & Wealth Australia &  New Zealand Bank Group 

Shuyin Tang - Partner, Patamar Capital

Education


Dr Muneera Bano, Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology

Eddie Woo - Mathematics Teacher, Author & Communicator NSW Department of Education


Dr Huong Le Thu - Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Shivali Nayak - Senior Content Producer, Learn English, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dr Mimi Zou - Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law, Oxford University

Entrepreneurship

Tim Fung - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Airtasker

Fung Lam - Co-Founder and Director, New Aim

Sarah Liu - Founder and Managing Director, The Dream Collective

Zion Ong - Director and Co-Founder,Alyka

William Taing - Co-Founder and Director, Beanstalk AgTech

Science & Medicine

Dr Meru Sheel - Westpac Research Fellow, ANU


Dr Zhaojun Han - Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scientist and Co-Founder, CSIRO and University of New South Wales Joint Lab

Dr Jagnoor Jagnoor - Senior Research Fellow and Head of Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Dr Rebecca Lim - Scientific Director, Monash Health Translation Precinct, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Dr Chengxue Helena Qin - Group Leader & Baker Fellow, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Professions

Astrid Haban-Beer - Barrister, Victorian Bar


Jehan Kanga - Deep Tech Lead – High Growth Ventures, KPMG

Sue Ann Khoo - Director, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Kenneth Hong - Principal, H&H Lawyers

Sek-Loong Tan - Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Public Sector / Government

Philip Le Liu - Councilor, City of Melbourne

Helen Dai - Director, Office of Deputy CEO Austrade

Yen Tan - Regional Director (Hong Kong, Macau and South China), Trade & Investment Northern Ireland The British Consulate-General Hong Kong

Andrew Wan - Chief Information Security Officer The Smith Family


JUDGES: 

JOANNE GRAY
MANAGING EDITOR, THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

ADAM LIAW
CHEF, WRITER AND TELEVISION PRESENTER

NASEEMA SPARKS AM
CHAIR, ICENTIAPAY

JASON JOHNSON
MANAGING PARTNER, JOHNSON

CHIN TAN
RACE DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER, AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

PENNY BURTT
GROUP CEO, ASIALINK

PETER VARGHESE
CHANCELLOR, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

ANDREW PARKER
PARTNER, PWC AUSTRALIA


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