Jeanette Cheah

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Jeanette Cheah

Jeanette Cheah is the co-founder and CEO of The Hacker Exchange. Through immersive programs to Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Singapore and beyond, The Hacker Exchange helps students develop global citizenship, entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and to embrace lifelong learning.

A regular keynote speaker and startup mentor, Jeanette has represented Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Argentina and SXSW in Austin, Texas. She also champions startup community building and diversity in business, having been listed as a woman of influence in Smart Company's 2018 International Women's Day Showcase and named a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards, 2019 'Public Sector & Academia'.

Prior to co-founding The Hacker Exchange, Jeanette’s corporate career involved building digital products, innovation and marketing strategies at organisations like ANZ, AXA and Origin Energy. Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and French) from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from Queensland University of Technology, and User Experience Design qualifications from General Assembly.