Monash Student Shade Zahrai Awarded Lee Future Business Council Scholarship

From left to right: James Wright (CEO, Future Business Council), Shade Zahrai (MBA student and FBC Scholarship recipient), Alison Rowe (Chair, Future Business Council), Richard Hall (Deputy Dean, Leadership and Executive Education), Patrick Butler (Director, MBA, Leadership and Executive Education).

The Future Business Council (FBC) has awarded Shade Zahrai the inaugural Leadership and Executive Education (LEE) Future Business Council Scholarship.

The LEE Future Business Council Scholarship provides a Monash Business School MBA student with financial support and the opportunity to participate on the FBC Board.

Serving as a co-opted committee member during their first year and a director in their second, the LEE Future Business Council Scholarship provides a unique opportunity to experience organisational governance and immerse in future business thinking.

Through the selection process, Shade stood out with her outstanding academic and work history, previous awards and recognition, including Women of Influence award from Westpac in 2016, and her achievements promoting equity and social justice.

The FBC is confident that Shade will use this opportunity to develop her leadership potential to positively contribute to the FBC board and advance the organisation’s mission in the business community.

The Scholarship is a key component of the strong working partnership between Monash Business School and the FBC – jointly fostering the advancement of Australian society through strong sustainable and ethical business.

We look forward to working with Shade Zahrai and continuing our shared commitment to next generation business with the Monash Business School.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (