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Monique Lin (1999)

Monique Lin's vision of building business links between Australia and China is taking shape at a very rapid rate, thanks to her exceptional work commitment and skills as a facilitator.

Monique left China to come to Curtin as a full-fee paying student in 1988 and completed postgraduate studies in business in 1990.

Since then, she has demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities, forging significant business links between China and WA and has been named as one of China's twenty best known women business leaders.

Her current roles include advising the Geraldton Fisheries Corporation, managing the marketing of WA beauty care in Beijing and the marketing of Chinese restaurants in Perth, assisting Curtin University's China Projects and helping the WA Department of Commerce.

She has also co-ordinated the visits of important Chinese business and political leaders to WA over the past 10 years and has assisted Curtin in establishing a number of strategic links with universities in China.

Her community contributions include helping to develop the WA Chinese Chamber of Commerce, of which she was an inaugural executive member, and providing advice and assistance to a number of WA business, political and educational delegations visiting China.

Her efforts have received support from both the Western Australian Premier, Richard Court, and the Prime Minister, John Howard, who has acknowledged her for her generous assistance to the Australian business community.

Monique is a quiet achiever who, like John Curtin, approaches all her endeavours with great humility.

The awarding of the John Curtin Medal to Monique Lin enables the University to recognise one of its own alumni who has become a true citizen of the world, using her knowledge and learning to further international co-operation and understanding.

Recognition of her outstanding vision, leadership and community service will help establish Monique as a role model for international students to become ambassadors and bridge-builders in creating global links and improving international relations.