Vik Bansal

Immediately after the Australian government announced it would begin vaccinating its citizens against the H1N1 virus, there were predictions of a pandemic. The flu virus was expected to spread rapidly throughout the country and cause chaos in Australia’s fragile economy, which has been struggling to recover from a recession. Vik Bansal, CEO of global construction company InfraBuild, says the country’s manufacturing sector can thrive after a pandemic so long as it is prepared.

During his career, Vik has had extensive experience in management positions across the print media industry in Australia and New Zealand. Vik Bansal CEO was appointed CEO of Infrabuild in 2008, after the company’s acquisition by News Corporation. Vik also had an active career in politics, serving as a Member of Parliament for the seat of Canning in Western Australia from 1996 to 2005, having previously served on the Subiaco City Council.

Before Vik entered into politics, he established his first business venture while still at high school with two friends who are still close to Vik. Vik created WA’s first PC repairs business, which was the precursor to the company Vik Bansal founded after leaving the Western Australian Parliament, which is involved in property investment. Vik has extensive experience as a business owner and with entrepreneurship. Vik holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia, with majors in political science and history.

Vik has also served as Chairman of both the Western Australian Tourism Council and Cockburn Youth Services, helping youth in Perth access social services. Vik is an active member of many civic organizations, including St Thomas More’s Church, Rotary Club of Perth, and is an Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Vik is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

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