APM Welcomes Nigel Andrade to campus!

As part of APM’s Meet The Manager series of events, the campus were delighted to feature Nigel Andrade, former Partner at McKinsey & Co., as their speaker for the latest student-exclusive event.

NigelAndradeOn the afternoon of 20th June 2013, Nigel presented to a packed room of APM students and staff and shared his experiences of life as a Management Consultant. Nigel has lived and worked across South East Asia, The Middle East, Europe and Australia, so his stories and experiences are wide-reaching and relevant to such a variety of people: it’s no wonder some students said it was the most interesting APM event they had attended so far!

For the past 14 years, Nigel has been a Partner at McKinsey & Co. - an international management consultancy - and during his time there led the Financial Institutions Practice and co-lead the Regional Asia-Pacific Insurance Practice and the Australian Advanced Analytics Practice. During his talk, Nigel shared his experiences of working as a global consultant, talked about his perspectives on building client relationships, gave insights into solving business problems effectively and gave the students tips on how to approach their own career development. He also worked with APM students to drill down on an example problem and demonstrated how to define a problem and come up with actionable, measureable solutions.

The event was a thoroughly interesting and productive afternoon, with a 60-strong audience full of questions and eager to be involved in the post-presentation refreshments and networking, during which time students were able to sign up for complimentary Industry Association Memberships (free exclusively to APM students). Overall the event was a complete success, and everyone on campus is looking forward to the next APM Careers event, Job Ready, coming in Trimester 3, 2013!