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Rod
Oram

Business journalist and columnist.

Profile

Rod Oram has 40 years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe and North America, including the Financial Times of London.

Current work
Journalist
He contributes weekly to Nine to Noon, Newsroom.co.nz and Newstalk ZB. He is a frequent public speaker on deep sustainability, business, economics, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, in both NZ and global contexts.

Previous experience
For more than a decade, Rod has been helping fast-growing New Zealand companies through his involvement with The ICEHOUSE, the entrepreneurship centre at the University of Auckland’s Business School.

Author
Penguin published in 2007 his book on the New Zealand economy, Reinventing Paradise. He was named the Landcorp Agricultural Communicator of the Year for 2009. Rod is an adjunct professor at AUT; and Bridget Williams Books has published his latest book, Three Cities: Seeking Hope in the Anthropocene.

Awards
In 2010, Rod was the winner in the individual category in the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Philanthropy
Rod was a founding trustee and the second chairman of Akina Foundation, which helps social enterprises develop their business models in areas of sustainability. He remains actively involved with the foundation and the ventures it supports.

Rod is in the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship This bold programme brings together innovators and investors from here and abroad to help foster global change from Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Expertise
Topics

Business

  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs

Innovation

  • Futurists
Feedback
Rod Oram was great, he engaged the audience so quickly and presented them with information that they can utilise. The facts and figures he provided are exactly what our consultants need to be aware of when working with potential clients to get a better understanding of the current economic environment that they are selling in. We continue to receive extremely positive feedback from our consultants and business owners with regards to Rod's presentation, particularly the way he built on the information provided from the previous years. The New Zealand Home Loan Company Ltd
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