NZTBC Vice Chair
Head of Pacific Islands Development at Vector Powersmart
Shazad hails from Fiji and the Solomon Islands and has for over 16 years working in the water & sanitation, and renewable energy sectors. He has led and managed multi-disciplined teams for the successful delivery of multi-million dollar projects within the renewable energy, mining, oil & gas, water, and wastewater sectors in the Pacific Islands; and has a deep understanding of the issues Pacific Island countries are facing. Shazad has robust multi-tiered relationship networks within the region, particularly Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, PNG, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and the Cook Islands.
Shazad speaks English, Hindi, Pidgin English (Solomon Is), Tokpisin (PNG), Bislama (Vanuatu), Fijian Hindi, and Urdu. He has a Post Grad Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University and a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NZCE – Mech).
Shazad’s motto is to “lead with enthusiasm rather than just manage”, and throughout his career has focused on assisting others to realise what they never thought they could.