Victorian Business Ambassador Program

The Victorian Business Ambassador program enlists high-performing business leaders with a strong connection to Victoria to assist in promoting Victoria's trade and investment agenda, and strengthening the Victorian Government’s national leadership in trade development and investment attraction.


North America: Professor Ian Meredith

Professor Ian Meredith is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer for Boston Scientific Corporation, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices with 27,000 employees and revenue of around US$8.4 billion in 2016. In 2012, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his work as a clinician, a researcher in cardiology, and his contributions as an advocate and advisor to public health organisations.


India: Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the head of the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon Limited, a globally recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise committed to innovation and affordability in delivering world-class therapeutics to patients globally.

Dr Mazumdar-Shaw is also the current Chairman of IIM-Bengaluru


China: Ms Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou was appointed Managing Director (Australia and New Zealand) of Alibaba Group – a network of internet-based businesses for anyone that wishes to buy or sell products online anywhere in the world.

Maggie has also worked closely with the Australia and New Zealand business development team on Tmall Global and was in charge of overall government and public affairs for the platform.