Kiwa Whatarau

Kiwa Whatarau
  • Trade Commissioner, Hong Kong

Based in Hong Kong, Kiwa leads NZTE’s work to support businesses grow their exports into Hong Kong and Macau.


Prior to taking up the role of Trade Commissioner, Kiwa was an integral member of NZTE’s Investment team where, as an Investment Manager, he assisted Māori companies in raising capital for international growth, worked with Māori investors to identify suitable investment opportunities, and supported 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 has lived and worked in Denmark, and is a fluent speaker of Danish, Te Reo Māori and English.


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.

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18 Harbour Road, Wanchai
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