Mitchell Pham, ONZM
Khoa Dang (Mitchell) Pham is a Vietnamese-Kiwi technology business and social entrepreneur. He is a cofounder and director of the Augen Software Group (aka CodeHQ) in New Zealand and in Vietnam, and the Kiwi Connection Tech Hub - a platform for technology businesses to accelerate presence & engagement in the ASEAN region.
Mitchell chaired NZTech, cofounded and launched many industry networks and collaborations including NZ Digital Health Association, FinTechNZ, InsurTechNZ, WealthTechNZ, AgriTechNZ, EdTechNZ, ANZBC, NZ ASEAN Business Alliance (ABA). As Chair of the Digital Council, he contributed to the government’s Digital Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, he champions the technology industry's roles in Digital Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability or ESG (Environment-Social-Governance).
Mitchell cochairs KEA’s global board, and serves as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of Auckland Business School. He is recognised internationally as a World Class New Zealander by KEA, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Asia 21 Fellow and Global Council Member of the Asia Society, and a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA).
In the 2023 New Zealand New Years Honours, Mitchell was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in recognition of his services to the technology sector and New Zealand-Asia relations.