Lit Wei Chin
Economic Development Graduate, ATEED
Lit Wei is an emerging young leader with a passion to see communities flourish. Born in Malaysia, Lit Wei moved to New Zealand at the age of two where he grew up in the diverse community of Kaipātiki, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).
Lit Wei holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Geography from The University of Auckland. He currently works with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) the economic growth agency of Auckland, where he is gaining a wealth of knowledge about destination management and economic development of Auckland.
As part of his study Lit Wei undertook a research project around how promotional images of Waiheke’s tourism and property development obscure the living realities of residents on the island. Lit Wei credits his love of people and his global world view to the extensive solo travel he has done through Asia, Australia and Europe.
As an active young citizen, he has spent many years in youth advocacy serving on the Kaipātiki Local Youth Board, Auckland Youth Advisory Panel and the US-NZ Youth Council and also representing Auckland Council at the Beijing International Youth Forum in 2016. He believes young people should have a voice at the table therefore he is constantly championing his peers to get more engaged in their communities.