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Jieh-Yung Lo – Director of the Centre for Asian Australian Leadership at ANU & Personal Backstory (Part 1)

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We sit down with Jieh-Yung Lo, the founding Director of the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at the Australian National University. He’s an experienced advocate, innovator and changemaker, focusing on advancing ethnic and cultural diversity in Australia and in particular, addressing the ‘bamboo ceiling’ and elevating emerging Asian-Australian leaders to the public sphere.

In Part 1 of our episode with Jieh-Yung Lo, we hear his extensive backstory – taking it all the way back to childhood, and we even hear stories from his schooling days as a ‘B-sian’ student.

Keep your eyes peeled for Part 2!


00:00 - Intro

00:06 - Jieh-Yung’s Thoughts on 40Under40 Awards 2022

02:46 - What is the 40Under40 Awards?

07:51 - Celebrating the Asian-Australian Identity

11:32 - Jieh-Yung’s Childhood Upbringing

18:48 - Experiences being a ‘Bsian’ Student 

32:40 - Diplomat Aspirations & JYL’s Career Highlights

37:37 - CAAL’s Mission

47:53 - The Importance of Introspection as Asian-Australians

51:24 - The Future of Asian-Australians

59:41 - JYL’s Family & Wife’s Thoughts on His Mission with CAAL

91:12:46 - What JYL’s Excited for in the Future

01:14:35 - JYL’s Words of Wisdom for the Younger Generation

01:16:26 - The Meaning Behind JYL’s Name

01:17:38 - Outro

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