AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards

Press Release – AUT University Finalists for the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards have been announced today.Finalists named for 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards Finalists for the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards have been announced today. “For any business, the standard of support it gets behind the scenes from business support organisations has a great bearing on whether it succeeds or fails,” says AUT University Dean of Business and Law, Professor Geoff Perry. “By acknowledging excellence in business support we aim to highlight the important role of business support, celebrate excellence, and raise the standard of business support across the board.” The importance of strong leadership in business support cannot be underestimated and is demonstrated in the quality of the two individual finalists in the Leadership category this year, Stephen Jacobi and Franceska Banga. Stephen Jacobi provides consultancy services in international trade, government relations and economic development, drawing on a deep knowledge of New Zealand’s trade negotiating effort and an extensive network of contacts within and outside New Zealand. Jacobi’s recent successes have included helping to restore New Zealand’s trade relationship with the United States and preparing and supporting New Zealand FTA negotiations with Japan (through the Trans Pacific Partnership) and Korea. Chief Executive of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Franceska Banga is well known for...

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