The CEO of Domino's Pizza Enterprise, Don Meij, has visited RMIT as part of Career Development and Employment's Experience week.
Mr Meij brought his CEO Seminar Series to RMIT's City campus where he talked about leadership, enterprise, and innovation to more than 200 staff and students in Storey Hall.
He divulged valuable insights into running the second largest pizza chain in the world, sharing his journey from pizza delivery driver to becoming the driving force of innovation within the organisation.
Mr Meij's leadership, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit and unrivalled vision, has led to the impressive and enduring growth of Domino's over the past decade.
Craig D'Souza, consultant and Coordinator Industry Projects from the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, said the talk was "motivational and inspiring".
"It was interesting to get a perspective from someone who started at the grassroots level within the organisation and is now a global leader and budding entrepreneur within the Dominos franchise, who is responsible for creating new and innovative products regularly," Mr D'Souza said.
The team from the RMIT Economics, Finance and Marketing Students Association (EFMSA) worked closely with the Career Development and Employment team to help promote the event and guide audience discussion with Mr Meij through questions and answers on stage.
Alexander Tung, president of the EFMSA, said Mr Meij's presentation enlightened the minds of those who attended the seminar.
"He gave perceptive and illuminating points on the power of innovation, social media reach, he emphasised strong leadership and self-determination within organisations, and the importance of personal branding. It was highly perceptive," Mr Tung said.
"Working alongside RMIT Careers and Domino's Pizza, the CEO Seminar series was a rewarding and positive experience for the EFMSA.
"We're really looking forward to hosting more events with RMIT Careers and Development in the future."
Staff and students engaged in networking over shared pizza after the seminar, and had the opportunity to meet with Mr Meij himself.
Morgan Lennard, Marketing Brand Ambassador for Domino's, said the seminar was a huge success, with more student attendance than they had anticipated.
"RMIT was the largest turnout out of the seven universities we attended – it is really indicative of the entrepreneurial culture and focus on industry engagement that is so manifest within the university," Mr Lennard said.
"The positivity, engagement, and commitment to excellence of the RMIT Careers team as well as the EFMSA really drove excitement about the event among students.
"The success of the event really highlighted the benefits of open and flexible industry engagement and I hope that other universities take example from RMIT in this regard."