About Global Alumni Leaders

Global Alumni Leaders is an exclusive community of alumni group leaders from top international universities who meet regularly to network and share insights on managing alumni groups, career development and leadership skills. Our primary goals are to:

  • Broaden networking among alumni leaders in China
  • Share best practices on setting up and running alumni groups
  • Support career development and cultivate leadership skills
  • Strengthen negotiating power when working with brands for sponsorship
  • Leverage our resources to scale up the services we bring to our respective alumni
  • Share alumni resources such as speakers, venues and service providers


All of our members are the leaders of long-running and active alumni groups and represent some of the best universities in business, social sciences and the creative industries from around the world. We also accept a limited number of members who are planning to start their own alumni group and provide training and resource sharing. Membership is by invitation only.


GAL holds a monthly get together for members where an invited guest speaks about a topic related to alumni group management or career development. We also host happy hour sessions and other events, such as mixers for the alumni from our member groups.


GAL Board

Jill Tang – President


Jill is the founder of GAL and has extensive experience in alumni matters through her previous work with the Australia China Alumni Association. She has been recently named as finalist of Young Australia China Alumni of the year in 2016.
With her startup business, she works with more than 100 universities in regards to alumni career development in China where she has thorough understanding of university systems and what alumni needs in career perspective. She has been serving as the President of the Melbourne Business School alumni group in Shanghai since 2012.

Oliver Pearce – Operations VP


Oliver is actively involved in alumni cooperation through the British Council and British Chamber of Commerce. He is the President of the University of the Arts London Shanghai Alumni Association and Chairman of the UAL China Alumni Association.

Sky Lin – Community VP


Sky is actively involved in alumni cooperation through the British Council, British Chamber of Commerce and Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA), an official platform run by the Chinese government for overseas-returned scholars in Shanghai. He is the Secretary General of the University College London Alumni Shanghai Club.

Cedric Devroye – Events VP


Cedric is actively involved in business school alumni cooperation through his work with China Europe International Business School. He is the VP of CEIBS International Alumni Chapter.

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