The Chief Executive Officer of Te Arawa Group
The National Māori Strategist Roger Pikia with AgResearch, based at the Ruakura Research Centre in Hamilton. He is a participant of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and is studying towards a Master of Professional Studies, majoring in Agribusiness Administration, at Lincoln University. Roger Pikia is a trustee on Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust for Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa, and current Principal of Te Arawa River Iwi Trust.
Roger Pikia has an established record of supremacy and therefore, Roger has constructed a critical connection that passes through a wide array of cultures, industries, institutions and constitutional spectrums. Roger Pikia is passionate concerning Aotearoa-New Zealand’s natural economic situation and the construction of a proud and flourishing heritage for individuals creations not yet birthed.
Roger’s previous jobs include being an executive member on the Federation of Māori Authorities, and director of its subservient organisation, FOMANA Capital Ltd. He has been a manager on AgResearch branch SENZAR and Chairman of Tawaroa Management Ltd. He is a director of Ahuwhenua Management Ltd. Creating important financial investment options and joint ventures for global capitalists. Roger Pikia has a proven performance of provision in financial investment from special offer inclination through to implementation. Roger has the capacity to carry out cross cultural transaction and reduce threat for entrepreneurs.
Roger Pikia is the Chief Executive Officer of Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited and has a strong history in the major field with over 20 years experience as a dairy farmer and advisor.
Roger has skillfully transitioned from the cowshed to the commercial arena and has possessed the job of National Māori Strategist and Māori Agribusiness Manager with AgResearch. He has handled his own consultancy delivering vital and technical advice to a variety of clients that incorporated Māori trusts, incorporations and industry suppliers. He has also suggested the Government on the Emissions Trading Scheme and has represented New Zealand at the United Nations Climate Change Forum across Europe.
Roger has own personal passions in dairy farm, and lamb and meat ranches and functions as a chairman and trustee of Māori land trusts with enthusiasms in geothermal power and agribusiness. He is also an associate of the Māori Economic Development Panel charged with establishing a Māori economical development strategy and action plan of action.