Alumni event

Annual IMBA and FT MBA Alumni Event

September 13 2019, 4:00 PM


Life after my MBA: Translating theory into practice

Australian Peter Thompson (47) enrolled in the International MBA in 2007. At 23, he started a small business providing break/fix IT support services on the Gold Coast.  Today, more than two decades later, the company has grown into an award-winning provider of connectivity, cloud and managed IT services to businesses in Australia. Peter remains Managing Director and is closely involved in providing strategic direction to the business.

Over the past 20 years, Peter’s values and principles have never changed: to give his best, earn respect through integrity, be a role model for his colleagues and create value for those he works with whether they are customers, partners or the teams he leads.

Peter’s deep passion for technology and entrepreneurial spirit are reflected in his scholarly achievements and the various business endeavors that he has pursued over the years. Under Peter’s leadership, GCOMM has become a connectivity and managed services provider of choice for hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in Australia, building strong partnerships with global technology vendors and experiencing continued growth fueled by well-deserved referrals. 

With a proven track record, Peter is a catalyst for business growth and success. He is a leader who inspires others through enthusiasm, creating skilled and motivated teams. Having extensively lived and travelled in different countries, Peter has a keen understanding of cultural diversity in the workplace and how to build high-performance teams that produce results.

Peter divides his time between his home country of Australia and his current residence in Serbia.

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16.30         Reception, getting back in touch

17.00         Welcome by Heleen van Hall, Head of Alumni & External Relations Nyenrode Business Universiteit

17.15         Life after my MBA: Peter Thompson, alumnus IMBA 2007-2008

18.45         Getting connected, drinks and snacks

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