Financing Refugees for greater economic and social benefit to Australia

Harvard Club of Victoria members and their guests are invited to a special lunch presentation by Huy Truong on Thursday the 1st of March 2018.

Australia’s economic history has been indelibly linked with migrants who have built businesses, created jobs and become a positive force for the economic and social development of our country. A subset of these migrants have been refugees fleeing persecution from all corners of the world – Jews, Indochinese, Sudanese, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Syria. With safety and resettlement support, many refugees have been able to harness their determination and drive to rebuild their lives through the creation of businesses and jobs.

Huy Truong is the co-founder of Thrive Refugee Enterprise and will explain how Thrive is supporting refugees with financing and business mentoring to maximise their economic and social contribution to Australia.

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Venue: Seminar Room @ BCG - 52/101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 
Bookings: $35 for HCV members and their guests (pls login to the website to purchase); $45 for non-members. Click here to book!
Contact: Qiao Ma,

About the speaker:

Huy arrived in Australia in 1978 as a boat refugee and has since developed a diverse business career as a management consultant, venture capitalist, corporate executive and entrepreneur. Huy is currently CEO and co-owner of the ALI Group and a Founding Director of Thrive Refugee Enterprise. Prior to ALI, Huy’s business activities have included private equity, corporate turnarounds, ecommerce start ups and consulting with Boston Consulting Group. 

Huy lives in Melbourne with his wife Cathy and 3 daughters. Huy has a particular interest in entrepreneurship, refugees and more broadly contributing back to Australia.
Huy has graduated with an Economic Honours Degree from Monash University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.