Welcome to new NZAL Advisory Board members

With a focus on growth and evolution, after almost two and half years, NZAL is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Advisory Board Members and to farewell and acknowledge three outgoing, fantastic board members for their contribution to NZAL.

We are delighted to welcome –

Brijesh Sethi, Managing Director, NZ School of Education,

Carolyn Luey, COO, NZME

As a part of the NZAL Advisory Board Carolyn’s vision is to grow awareness and promote cultural understanding of New Zealand’s increasingly diverse community to businesses and support emerging Asian leaders to grow their leadership capability and contribute to the New Zealand business community.

Mitchell Pham, Founder and Director, Augen Software Group

Ziena Jalil, Parnter, senate shj

Ziena believes that New Zealand’s future is inextricably linked to Asia. She sees organisations such as New Zealand Asian Leaders playing an important role in raising the New Zealand interest and engagement that this region warrants and hopes to use her experience and networks in Asia as well as her communication skills to make a contribution.

Each member brings with them a plethora of knowledge, experience and ideas for the growth of NZAL. These new advisory board members will be guided and supported by the existing advisory board members who will continue into their second term – Mai Chen, Chair, Thomas Song, Deputy Chair, NZAL, Ming Lim-Pollard, Head, Titan NZ Funding, Bharat Guha, Chief Executive, College of Future Learning, Dr. Xiaoying Fu, Director, Kiwa Digital, Sameer Handa, Managing Director Australasia, Beijer Ref and David Tse, Business Manager Enterprise, Spark.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Advisory Board members – Richard Leung, Debbie Sew Hoy and Shane Zhan for their contribution as advisory board members since inception of NZAL.

From Debbie Sew Hoy, General Manager, Glacier Investments Ltd
“It has been a privilege to be part of the inaugural Advisory Board, seeing the development of NZAL.  In such a short time, NZAL has become a “Go to” organisation giving visibility and a voice for Asian Leaders in New Zealand.
NZAL has innovative ideas, bringing like-minded people together. We are a place where Established and Emerging leaders have the opportunity to network and to share their valuable knowledge and unique cultural experience.”

From Richard Leung, Product Manager, Glacier Investments Ltd
“It has been an honour to be part of the inaugural NZAL Advisory board and helping establish an organisation helping to promote and progress NZ Inc. Working with people from all different business sectors with the same goal has been refreshing and stimulating. It has helped in my own personal development. NZAL is in a strong position to grow further and move to the next level as an organisation.”

From Shane Zhan, Owner, Lighthouse ECE
“It has been an absolute pleasure to have been part of the inaugural advisory board there at the  beginning!
I will continue to champion all that NZAL does as an established member and look forward to further growth for all Asian leaders in NZ.”