The New Zealand Malaysia Business Association (NZMBA) was founded by and is currently presided over by its inaugural President, Dave Ananth, with Francis Chai as Vice President.

NZMBA President, Dave Ananth is a lawyer and Special Counsel with Stace Hammond Lawyers in Auckland.

As a former director of Ernst & Young and member of the judiciary in Malaysia and the New Zealand Bar for the past 30 years, Dave helms the NZMBA who have strong connections with Malaysian key industry players.

The NZMBA’s committee members are professionals from various industries: finance, law, property, construction, medical, hospitality, food, retail and design.

A non-profit society, the NZMBA aims to:

1. Assist Malaysians within the society to interact and network with each other and with the wider business community in NZ

2. Promote bilateral trade and networking between Malaysia, ASEAN and NZ-based business

3. Be an inclusive business networking association, working together with associate members from the wider New Zealand business community.

4. Assist its members across diverse areas business in networking, entrepreneurship assistance in start-ups, new clients, providing advice: legal, finance, immigration and tax.

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