Meet Aude-Emmanuelle Douyere (pictured), Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand’s new Trade Development Manager, based in Auckland.
Originally from New Caledonia, Aude-Emmanuelle started a career in the agribusiness industry in Noumea followed by Singapore, before moving to New Zealand in mid-2019.
With a passion for international business and strong commitment to the Pacific Islands, Aude-Emmanuelle is eager to start helping Pacific businesses to trade with New Zealand, she says.
“I am proud and very motivated to participate in facilitating trade and investment for Pacific Island businesses in New Zealand; and building a better future through more sustainable communities and greater prosperity,” Aude-Emmanuelle says.
As a Business Development Manager for Ecocert South East Asia – world leading organic certification body – in Singapore, and Sales Manager for OCEF – a leading meat and potato provider in New Caledonia – she has developed useful skills and knowledge through daily missions to support organisations in the Pacific with their internationalisation strategy.
“I previously worked in international trade to help develop the exportation of Caledonian authentic products and I know how it can be challenging for small producers to be export-capable and ready,” she adds.
Thanks to her qualification and background in International Business, she is ready to take on her new mission.
“I am really looking forward to meeting people and organisations from the different Pacific Islands.
“It is always very enriching to learn from different cultures and I feel very lucky to have this opportunity in my work.”
As Aude-Emmanuelle recently arrived in New Zealand, she is still exploring the wonders of the country during her free time.
“New Zealand is a beautiful country and the people here are so welcoming and kind.
“I also feel a little bit at home as I can feel the strong presence of the Polynesian culture.”
She also takes every occasion to test the delicious New Zealand food.
“Food in New Zealand is so fresh and diverse.
“We have the chance to find products of very high quality and I would be happier to find more products from the Pacific in the future.”
To contact Aude-Emmanuelle, email firstname.lastname@example.org.