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The Greek – Australian George Pappas Chancellor of Victoria University

The Greek – Australian George Pappas it undertook from 13 March Chancellor of Victoria University.
The Chancellor is part of the University Council, which is the governing authority of the University and responsible for the direction and superintendence of VU.
George Pappas became the fourth Chancellor of Victoria University on 1 January 2010. His term as Chancellor will extend until 31 December 2011.
George was born in Rhodes, Greece and immigrated to Australia in 1952. He has a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from Monash University (1968) and an MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School (1971).
After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1971, George joined the international management consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston, later moving to Tokyo. He returned to Australia and co-founded Pappas Carter Evans and Koop (PCEK) in 1979. Over the next ten years, PCEK became the leading Australian management consultancy providing strategic advice to the top management of our largest companies.

Following BCG’s acquisition of PCEK in 1990, George became Managing Partner of BCG’s Australasian offices and a member of BCG’s worldwide Executive Committee. George retired from BCG in 2002 and remains a Senior Advisor.
George was appointed Chairman of the Committee for Melbourne in 2005. In this role, he leads a group whose members comprise of the city’s most influential companies and institutions. George has personally led the Committee’s effort to support new and innovative industry development, as well as the promotion of Melbourne’s Higher Education sector.
As Chairman of Energy Matters, George is mentoring a group of young entrepreneurs who are establishing one of Australia’s leading suppliers and installers of clean energy products.
George has led multiple economic projects for State and Federal government and was a participant in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit in 2008.

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