Speaker Bio

Ziena Jalil

Connecting via technology to address Covid, climate change and conflict: lessons from the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and the Pacific

Ziena Jalil, She/Her
Independent Director and Strategic Advisor, New Zealand

Ziena Jalil is an award-winning business and public sector leader, focused on deepening New Zealand’s engagement with the Asia Pacific, and bringing equity and opportunity to those with diverse cultures, abilities and experiences. She consults on strategy and stakeholder engagement;  is a keynote speaker and commentator on leadership, inclusion, Asia business and nation branding; and holds several governance roles in the international relations, education and health sectors. Recognized by Campaign Asia Pacific as part of its 2020 Women to Watch, the former diplomat has also received several international awards for her work promoting New Zealand trade and education in Asia.