Recently, the Islamic College of Melbourne had a very special guest.
Mr Ridwaan Jadwat, the First Assistant Secretary, Southeast Maritime Division Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) attended the Islamic College of Melbourne to address our Senior Secondary Students, discussing with them his professional journey and taking questions from the students. After taking some group photos with our Year 12 students Mr Jadwat accompanied by our College Captains was invited to a morning tea where further conversations were had.
Mr Jadwat holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University.
In his career thus far he has undertaken such roles as Australia’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Australia’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Yemen and has served in positions that have led him to many parts of the world including Cairo, Riyadh, Tehran and Kuala Lumpur.
It was an honour to have First Assistant Secretary Jadwat attend the College and we wish him the utmost success in the future.