Tech business innovator celebrated at WC Awards
The Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards has announced its second trio of 2019 award recipients, including a celebrated technology innovator.
New Zealand’s most prestigious celebration of individual achievement, the Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards, has announced its second trio of 2019 award recipients.
Among the winners is entrepreneur and innovator, Fady Mishriki, who is being acknowledged for his significant and ongoing contribution to the global technology and business ecosystem.
Fady is widely known as the founder and former CEO of PowerbyProxi, a company he launched in 2007 and quickly grew to become a global leader in wireless power technologies, culminating in its acquisition by Apple in 2017.
Beyond this pioneering contribution to the technology landscape, Fady’s commitment to fostering the world’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs has also seen him play an active and ongoing role in initiatives such as the University of Auckland’s Engineering Dean’s Leadership Program and the Velocity Challenge (Business School).
Kea Global CEO Craig Donaldson says the WCNZ Awards are about recognising leading New Zealanders whose outstanding accomplishments are enhancing New Zealand’s reputation on the world map.
“This year’s second round of WCNZ winners have all helped to further improve New Zealand’s global reputation. I am thrilled to recognise their brilliance and accomplishments, and the WCNZ Awards is a great opportunity to share their inspiring journeys.”
In addition to Fady, the other Kea WCNZ winners announced today include globally recognised HR professional Kirsten Nevill-Manning, and renowned neurologist and neuroscientist Christopher Shaw.
Further WCNZ winners announced earlier this month include Allbirds entrepreneur Tim Brown, business leader Rachel Taulelei, and scientist and entrepreneur Elizabeth Iorns.
They, along with the Supreme and Friend of New Zealand Award winners, will be recognised at an Award ceremony held at Auckland’s SKYCITY Convention Centre on Thursday 20th June. Tickets to the award ceremony can be purchased here.
Each World Class New Zealand Award winner will receive a Tall Poppy statuette, designed by Weta Workshop co-founder and 2009 Supreme Award winner Sir Richard Taylor.
Established in 2003, the WCNZ Awards provide a platform that recognise inspirational, world Kiwis and friends who are making outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s international reputation.