Business School


07 February 2017

Andrew Bassat, the CEO and Co-Founder of global jobs site SEEK will address the next QUT Business Leaders’ Forum on Thursday 16 March at the Hilton Brisbane.

WHAT: QUT Business Leaders' Forum – Seek CEO & Co-Founder Andrew Bassat
WHEN: Thursday 16 March, 2017, noon-2pm
WHERE: The Grand Ballroom, Hilton Brisbane 

Mr Bassat co-founded SEEK as a startup in 1997 and has led the ASX-listed company to become a world leader in online employment with a market capitalisation of about $5 billion.

As well as being the market leader in Australia, SEEK operates market leaders in 14 countries including China, countries in South-East Asia, Brazil and Mexico. SEEK’s China business, Zhaopin is listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of US$850 million. Overall, SEEK has relationships with more than 700,000 hirers and 150 million candidates.

Forbes magazine ranked SEEK in the top 20 most innovative global growth companies of 2016.

Mr Bassat, who was named an Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, will speak about his personal journey in the remarkable SEEK growth story and how it has stayed on its strategic course. He will review the leadership principles that matter to him, including passion, judgement and perseverance.

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017.

QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake said the QUT Business Leaders' Forum was a key event in the Queensland business calendar.

“For two decades the QUT Business Leaders’ Forum has attracted distinguished Australian and international leaders to share personal insights into their career journeys,” he said.

“Audiences have been privileged to hear from speakers including Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand and some of the most influential and respected figures from industry and government.”

The Forum will again be moderated by leading journalist Kerry O'Brien.

For more information visit:

Media contact:
Rob Kidd, QUT Media, 07 3138 1841,
After hours, Rose Trapnell, 0407 585 901

SEEK CEO and Co-Founder Andrew Bassat will address the next QUT Business Leaders' Forum.


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