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Senior execs and managers wanted for business scholarships

This year's Prime Minister's Business Scholarships are now open and targeting jet setting business owners and executives.

Blair Cunningham
Mon, 02 Jul 2012


A former winner of the Prime Minister's business scholarships believes his network of contacts in Asia is all the better for it.


Applications for the two year old awards are now open, with winners promised the chance to attend business schools all around the world.


Last year, there were five winners, in the construction, engineering, communications, manufacturing and natural health industries.


Doctor Nevin Amos is the chief Supply Chain Officer for Te Puke based natural health company Comvita.


He was one of the winners and spent his time at the INSEAD business school in Singapore.


"I feel very honoured to have been chosen for the scholarship ....the experience provided me with a broader Asian networking base, contributing to Comvita's growth in that region," Dr Amos said.


Staff from the newly merged Economic Development ministry want to develop the skills of senior managers and executives around the country.


They say a lack of export led business, the size of New Zealand's economy and the physical distance from export markets are all barriers to succeeding in the international marketplace;.


Successful applicants are still expected to stump up half the cash for their study, while the Government will carry the cost of the remainder.


Applications for this year's scholarships close at the end of the month.

Blair Cunningham
Mon, 02 Jul 2012
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Senior execs and managers wanted for business scholarships