Dear Leaders, Welcome to 18th edition of NZAL Newsletter
October 27, 2015
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  • Welcome to NZAL new members
    • Lucy Chan-Lorinczi
    • Andrew Lum
    • Lincoln Dam
    • Luke Hur
  • Upcoming events
    • Superdiversity Stocktake on Nov 3, 2015
    • NZAL End of the year function on Nov 19, 2015
  • NZAL & Member News
    • Watch NZAL Conference 2015 videos
    • Garry Gupta talks about how to build a successful business in NZ
    • Professor Siah Hwee Ang article "The comparison of India with China will not go away for some time to come"
    • Mai Chen shares her Superdiverse story
    • Auckland Export Expo
    • Capturing the international value in food tech, by leveraging your intellectual property
Highlights of the 2016 NZAL events schedule
Lucy Chang-Lorinczi, NZAL Established Member
Lucy has over 20 years of strategy & human resources experience in the technology sector gained during her tenure at Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Lenovo and Applied Materials where she held senior executive leadership roles with Asia Pacific and global responsibilities.

She has worked extensively with senior executives and Boards to develop global supply chain & operations strategies and has led significant Asia Pacific & Global organization transformation projects. (...)
Andrew Lum, NZAL Established Member
Andrew Lum is the Regional Finance Director, Australasia & North Asia for OCS; a solutions orientated, family company with its parent company based in the UK.  We organise systems and services that create additional value, add long term benefit and contribute to a better global environment for our customers, their staff and customers, and their facilities – Sustainable Solutions.  (...)
Lincoln Dam, NZAL Young Leader
PhD Student, University of Auckland
Lincoln holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with First Class Honours and is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland. Supported by a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (approx. NZ$100,000 in value), Lincoln’s thesis explores possibilities for the simultaneous pursuit and coexistence of biculturalism and multiculturalism in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and the place of the Treaty of Waitangi going forward. (...)
Luke Hur, NZAL Young Leader
Luke currently works as part of Corporate Relations team at the Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. His role focuses on building partnerships between the students and academics with the local business and government organisations, educating and promoting diversities in workforce and sustainability. (...)
The Superdiversity Stocktake is New Zealand’s first stocktake of the implications of New Zealand’s ethnic superdiversity for business, government and citizens. The Stocktake includes relevant statistics and research on ethnic superdiversity, new surveys results of the impact of superdiversity on business, government and citizens, key benefits, issues and challenges from superdiversity and a stocktake of Government departments and the work they are doing to adjust to ethnic superdiversity and the needs of the new New Zealand, including a top four and a ‘most improved’.

Date: November 3, 2015
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm 
Venue: Auckland Art Gallery, Kitchener Street, Auckland 


The Centre wishes to thank Auckland Council for sponsoring the Launch.
NZAL End of the Year function
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Main session 6pm-7pm, followed by networking, refreshments, canapes)
Venue: Level 22, PwC, 188 Quay Street, Auckland
Kindly hosted by NZAL corporate member PwC, the Chair and Advisory Board of New Zealand Asian Leaders are delighted to invite you to the NZAL end of year function. (....)

Guest speakers:
Chai Chuah, Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health who will speak on "The significant contribution Asian leaders can make in the public sector".
Ronnie Tan, Founder/Managing Director of CreditWorks will speak on "How Asian New Zealanders can grow NZ's economy".
NZAL Ambassadors - Dame Rosie Horton, Tony Brown, Paul Gestro and Patrick English will also share their thoughts on the contribution top Asian leaders can make to NZ and how to be even more successful in NZ (drawing on their own experiences to date).
Click here & RSVP with Priti Garude, NZAL

NZAL Conference - 11 Top Asian Leaders

Visit to view the presentations from our 11 Top Asian Leaders who shared their stories and achievements at this year's NZAL Conference held on Sept 3, 2015 and kindly hosted by Vodafone.

We have also uploaded the videos of each speaker on our YouTube channel - NZ Asian Leaders

View and share - let more people #beinspired

NZAL Emerging Leader, Garry Gupta talks about being a generalist in many fields, remaining a specialist in one

Having worked in two countries that are poles apart in their functioning of marketing and communications, we asked Garry to share his views on how to build a successful business in NZ. 

NZAL Emerging Leader, Garry Gupta arrived in New Zealand, 2009 previously working in the entertainment industry Film and Television companies in India. With 15 years of experiences in media production and marketing, Garry is a multi-channel marketer with a ‘never-say-die’ spirit. Currently running his own boutique marketing agency, Media Solutions Kiwi Ltd.

This is what Garry had to say (....)

NZAL Established Member, Professor Siah Hwee Ang

Article on Interest - "The comparison of India with China will not go away for some time to come"

The term ‘Chindia’, short for China and India, has been around for a while.

China and India are the world’s two most populous countries and are likely to play a key role in the growth of the world’s economy over the next decade or so.

More recently, however, the mention of India in conjunction with China has focused on how India is growing faster than China, and may even displace China on the world stage. (...)

NZAL Chairperson, Mai Chen shares her Superdiverse story

Article published in NZ Herald - Superdiversity has reached critical mass - it's New Zealand's future

When I was six years old, my Olympic Coach dad was invited by the New Zealand YMCA to be the Branch Secretary for Bryndwr YMCA, Christchurch and I migrated with him, my mother and sisters from Taiwan to Christchurch, and then Dunedin.

We became NZ citizens in 1975 and today I am Managing Partner of Chen Palmer, a director on the BNZ Board and an Adjunct Professor (University of Auckland School of Law), my eldest sister is a medical doctor who is involved extensively in NGO work in South East Asia, my second sister is a Professor at Oxford University in the UK and teaches extensively in Asia, my third sister co-ordinates the Academic Skills Centre at the University of Canterbury and my parents lecture all around the world after Dad retired from the Dunedin Teachers College and my Mum from the Dunedin City Council.

We have all married kiwis. All but one of our children was born here and we are all passionate New Zealanders. We have deep roots in this country. (.....)

Auckland Export Expo

Date: November 3, 2015
Time: 9 am to 5 pm

The New Zealand Government has set an ambitious goal to increase exports from 30% of GDP to 40%of GDP by 2025 - to bring more wealth into New Zealand. As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland is and will be a key part of our country's export success. 

If you are an established exporter or are an aspiring one, this expo will connect you with the organisations that can help faciliate, simplify and expedite your own exporting journey 

With the New Zealand governments plans to treble the food and beverage sector’s export market by 2025, leveraging the value of intellectual property (IP) will be crucial in achieving the greatest return.

Our Free Trade Agreement and the large demand for New Zealand food and beverage products internationally, provides an enormous opportunity for New Zealand businesses.

Mai Chen
Chair - NZ Asian Leaders

NZ Asian Leaders Advisory Board Members
Thomas Song - Deputy Chair
Dr Xiaoying Fu
Bharat Guha
Sameer Handa
Richard Leung
Ming Lim-Pollard
Debbie Sew Hoy
David Tse
Shane Zhan
Karinia Lee - General Manager
Priti Garude - Marketing Assistant
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