MBA scholarship awarded to emerging leader in the pharmaceutical industry

15 May 2024
A commitment to transforming patient outcomes
Sydney alumnus Michael Quach has been awarded the Alek Safarian MBA Scholarship. He shares his commitment to using this unique professional development opportunity to accelerate his career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Michael Quach, Chief Pharmacist for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District of NSW Health, has been given the opportunity to develop his senior leadership skills and take his career to the next level being awarded the Alek Safarian MBA Scholarship, valued at more than $60,000.

Graduating from the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2015, Michael’s career in the public health system shows his unwavering dedication to the pharmaceutical industry.

Beyond securing sought-after leadership roles in NSW public hospital sector, Michael has collaborated with his colleagues across projects spanning from clinical trial start-ups and research conduct to governance management. 

“Working at the forefront of medical research with the potential for discovery and innovation to develop new therapies for patients, continues to be an area of exploration and expansion I am deeply passionate about,” said Michael.  

“My zest to continuously and creatively solve problems stems from my desire to support people at their most vulnerable moments in life, with the resources and technologies I have available.”

The next step towards professional excellence

From undergraduate to postgraduate studies, Michael continues to embrace academia as a conduit to accelerate his career as an emerging leader in the pharmaceutical industry. 

When exploring further study options, the University of Sydney part-time MBA appealed to Michael’s needs. Michael said he is excited to begin a transformative journey towards professional development and expand his network. 

“In undertaking the rigorous MBA program, I expect to be challenged in thought, technical ability, and entrepreneurship. These skills will enable me to apply theory into real-world practical solutions that will challenge the status-quo.”
Michael Quach, Alek Safarian MBA Scholarship recipient

“I am looking forward to the gateway of vast and diverse network of individuals who share a passion for business and innovation. The exposure to engaging professors, colleagues and industry leaders will expose me to a wealth of perspectives, ideas and experiences, enriching my worldview and providing opportunities for friendships and collaborations,” Michael said.

Michael is the successful recipient of the Alek Safarian MBA Scholarship. This unique scholarship was established from the generous donation of alumnus Alex Safarain to support emerging leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. The scholarship is valued at more than $60,000 for up to three years for a student enrolled part-time. 

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