Date posted: 13/12/2017 3 min read

Young CA ventures into the future

Komal Mistry CA wins Young Executive of the Year Award for her work with Fonterra Ventures

In brief

  • Komal Mistry CA, General Manager of Fonterra Ventures, wins Young Executive of the Year Award
  • Award winners are “leading in business by example”
Komal Mistry CA
Komal Mistry CA, General Manager of Fonterra Ventures

Leading a team that drives disruptive innovation for Fonterra has earned Chartered Accountant Komal Mistry the IMNZ/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Award at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards for 2017.

Komal, General Manager of Fonterra Ventures, says it was a great honour to earn the recognition of the business community in New Zealand.

“It was one of those feelings where you win and think, did that just happen? We found out I had won on the night, it was a lovely moment to share with the team.”

The Fonterra Ventures team are building new revenue streams for the dairy export giant and invites submissions from individuals and companies with disruptive business concepts to work with them for mutual benefit.

Komal’s award is part of the Deloitte Top 200 Awards. Deloitte Chief Executive Thomas Pippos says they were inspired by the high calibre of this year’s finalists and winners.

“These companies and individuals are leading in business by example. Through their inclusive leadership, courageous governance, bold financial management, superior strategy and commitment to diversity, they each truly embody this year’s theme, ‘the spirit of resilience’.”

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