Our People

Mai Chen


Mai Chen is Managing Partner at Chen Palmer Public and Employment Law Specialists. She is also currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Auckland School of Law, Director on the BNZ Board, Chair of NZ Asian Leaders and Superdiverse Women. […]

Sameer Handa

Deputy Chair

Director, Investor & an experienced Business Leader Sameer is a Mechanical Engineer by trade with an MBA from Sydney University.  Sameer has extensive experience in management and leadership roles in various countries through several industries. Sameer possesses a good knowledge and […]

Karinia Lee

Chief Executive

Chief Executive, NZ Asian Leaders Wai-O-Hua; Te Rarawa Karinia, NZ born Maori, European and third generation Chinese, is the Chief Executive of NZ Asian Leaders, membership based organisation, identifying , inviting  and providing a platform for Asian leaders, established, emerging […]

Priti Garude

Marketing and Communications Manager

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Priti moved to New Zealand three years ago and has since worked with some of the most diverse and inspiring leaders in New Zealand. An agile thinker who thrives on working in a challenging […]