New Zealand Asian Leaders Newsletter - June 2023

June 2023

Hope this mail finds you well. 
Welcome to the first newsletter of NZAL in it's new avatar. 

As you may be aware that NZAL has taken a new birth since last year and we are progressing with a lot of events this year. We have already completed one event on immigration and the other is due next week. 

We have also launched a new website!
Please do see details and visit us. 

It is also now even easier to become a member and pay for it. Just email us and you will get a link to pay and renew your membership. More details below. 

We hope to keep engaged with you and do some exciting work in this space. 
Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Thanks & Regards,

Sameer &Lisa,
Co-Chairs, NZAL

Immigration Reset - Attracting New Investors
Date: Thursday, 08 June 2023
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Venue: Wetaworkshop - Uncorked Room at SkyCity level 5, Auckland CBD

Speakers Include:
Nick Arathimos, Director Investment Programme, Immigration New Zealand

Matt Hoskin, Skills & Investment Attraction, NZTE

Greg Boland, CEO of Tiger Broker

Franky Wang, Head of Asia Business Activation, Bank of New Zealand

Moderator: Ping Chen Director of PCW Law 
To register, visit:

OR click here

NZAL Members : Free  
Non- Members : $35 
The event is FREE for paid members and non-members need to buy a ticket.
Education & Immigration settings - Impact on the Asian Community
NZAL completed a meaningful dialogue on the education & immigration settings and how it is impacting the Asian communities in Aotearoa.

Some areas of discussion included:
  • - Workforce mobility and how Asia can help? Are the settings, right?
  • - Is NZ still lucrative for investors?
  • - Is NZ education still attractive?
Panellists included: 
  • - Kenneth Leong, Director | Tiaki Capital
  • - Kingsley Wang,  Director | BEgroup Education & Technology
    - Mahesh Muralidhar, CEO Phase One Ventures 
  • - Dr Xin Chen, Research Fellow | New Zealand Asia Institute
  • - Lukas Sousa, Head of Employer Relationships | Malcom Pacific Immigration
Moderated by: Bharat Chawla, Director | RBS Intellect​
Become an NZAL professional member today!
Who can become a member:

All NZ Citizens or Residents or valid NZ visa holders of Asian descent can apply for professional membership.

Other nationalities by invitation only.

Read more about membership benefits here:

The membership criteria are:
  • Leadership achievements to date.
  • Contributions to public life or the public good.
  • CV/ LinkedIn Profile to be reviewed by the membership panel of NZAL
Membership Form
Revive your membership.
If you have been our old member, you can just revive the membership by paying for renewal.

We have made a quick link to pay via your credit card.

Professional Membership for $180.00 NZD / year


Corporate Membership for $750.00 NZD / year

Send us your Profile - for existing members.
We have made a new website, and are working on a member directory. 
If you are a paid member, please provide us your details in the given format.
This will help us to upload your profile on the member directory soon.  

We have made a template for you to download. 

Please fill it and send to: &
Download template here
We have a new website!
We have worked on a brand new website, with some easy navigation. 
Do visit the website and give us your suggestions. 

PS: This is still work in progress. 

Stay connected on Social !
Last, but not the least, please don't forget us to follow on LinkedIn to get news and updates! 

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