About the professorial chair

The Chair in Business in Asia focuses on leveraging business expansion opportunities between Asia and New Zealand.

The Chair in Business in Asia, officially launched at Victoria Business School in November 2013, provides executive programmes, teaching, research and public outreach programmes aimed at helping to forge innovative and effective engagement with Asian countries by New Zealand businesses.

Professor Siah Hwee Ang from the School of Marketing and International Business is the inaugural appointment to this role, breaking new ground in undertaking research and teaching dedicated to leveraging business expansion opportunities between Asia and New Zealand.

The Chair was established through initial sponsorship from the Bank of New Zealand, in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.