Kiwa Whatarau

Kiwa Whatarau
  • Investment Manager

Kiwa’s focus in on supporting the growth of businesses in the Māori sector. In his role Kiwa assists Māori companies raise capital for international growth, works with Māori investors to identify suitable investment opportunities, and supports the establishment of regional greenfield projects that mobilise Māori-owned assets and capital.

In the last decade Kiwa has held commercial roles with Ernst & Young and Bank of New Zealand, focussing on growing their important Māori sectors. Prior to this, Kiwa began his professional career as a pricing analyst with Air New Zealand. 

Kiwa is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-Tonga and Ngāti Tamaterā descent, and holds Arts (BA) and Commerce (B.Com Hons, M.Com) degrees from the University of Auckland.

Areas of speciality:

• Māori business specialist
• Regional greenfields investments
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Capital sourcing

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