MITCHELL PHAM is a business & technology entrepreneur. He is a cofounder and director of the Augen Software Group, chairman of their operation in Vietnam, and cofounder of the Kiwi Connection tech hub – a platform for New Zealand technology businesses to accelerate presence & engagement in South East Asia.
Mitchell is experienced in information management, software products & services, sales & marketing, international operations, strategy development, collaborative partnerships and business growth through innovation. Internationally, he is recognised in leadership as a World Class New Zealander by KEA Global, an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
In industry leadership, Mitchell is Chair of the NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech) and the NZ Financial Innovation & Technology Association (FinTechNZ), co-founder of the NZ Health-IT Cluster (NZHIT) and former board member of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ). He is a New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Beachheads Advisor in technology business for the ASEAN region.
In public service, Mitchell is an advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and trustee of the Auckland Refugee Family Trust (ARFT) and the Foundation for Social Responsibility NZ (FOStR-NZ). He was formerly a trustee of Refugee Services Aotearoa (now merged with NZ Red Cross) and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.
In business community, Mitchell is a member of the Ethnic People in Commerce (EPICNZ) network, the NZ Asian Leaders (NZAL) forum, and the NZ Superdiversity Council. Internationally, he is a member of the Strategic Alliance Vietnamese Ventures International (SAVVi) network and the Executive Committee of the global Vietnamese diaspora business network (BAOOV).