Franky Wang

Head of Asia Business Activation, Bank of New Zealand

Franky Wang is a strong banking professional at Bank of New Zealand with a demonstrated track record of working in the Commercial, Corporate and Institutional Banking segments across different locations in China, Australia and New Zealand.

He has managed several portfolios of influential customers over the past many years with multiple banks in New Zealand dealing directly with Asia, particularly China, from both capital inflow and trade outflow perspectives connecting offshore investors into Aotearoa. The industry expertise of his includes, Artificial Intelligence, Aviation Services, Commercialized Bottled Water Export, Dairy, E-Commerce, Education, FinTech, Forestry, Hospitality, Healthcare, Meat, Professionals and Retailing sectors.

Franky Wang is currently the Head of Asia Business Activation for BNZ who significantly contributes to the development and execution of the BNZ Asia Business Strategy that has a strong sales focus to drive business acquisition through internal and external networks. He is also responsible for leading and directing BNZ Activities within the Asia business sector by working across the bank assisting sales team activating business by facilitating referrals and distributing those through BNZ integrated network of relationship bankers. This role is an enterprise wide role, from the Consumer & Partners to SME divisions as well as Corporate and Institutional Banking at BNZ.

Franky holds a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Finance and Economics from Massey University in Palmerston North, a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Finance (Honours) and a Master of Finance degree from Massey University in Auckland.

Other than banking, Franky volunteers with Cure Kids as the first Asian Special Advocate, tasked with promoting the Cure Kids brand in the Asian community in New Zealand. Such initiative started with his son being pre-matured and received enormous medical support locally in Auckland.

Franky also sits on the Board of Kāhui Tū Kaha to support the diversity and inclusion from culture and ethnical aspects to ensure proper governance is in place for the organisation that is part of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Franky is also a member of Institute of Directors in the governance world and an ICE Angel Investor growing start-up business in New Zealand.

He can connect New Zealand business networks with China and Asia through his strong business networks, domestic and overseas contacts, bilingual and perfect understanding of multi-cultures, ethnic and geographical challenges and opportunities in the business and governance space.