Ziena Jalil

Consulting Partner, Senate SHJ

Ziena Jalil is a business and public sector leader with nearly 20 years working in New Zealand and Asia. A former diplomat, she is now based in Auckland with a focus on international marketing and business development, and diversity and inclusion.

Ziena has received several international awards for her work promoting New Zealand trade, investment and education in Asia and advises businesses looking to grow in the region.

She regularly presents and advises on diversity and inclusion, including publishing internationally in the book Workforce Diversity: Global Perspectives.

Ziena is an Advisory Board Member of New Zealand Asian Leaders; an Established Member of Superdiverse Women; and a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Combining her two passions – Asia and diversity – in May 2019, Ziena, in partnership with the ASEAN NZ Business Council and New Zealand Asian Leaders, launched the New Zealand chapter of MĀIA – the network for Kiwi women working in and with Asia.