Christchurch, New Zealand

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Get to know Hafsa

Dr Hafsa Ahmed MNZM can trace her origins to India. She is a multi-talented and experienced leader with expertise in stakeholder ecosystem engagement and managing change.
Hafsa has over two decades of experience across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has applied her skills in various settings, from strategy planning to change management through project implementations across different cultural settings. She describes herself as an “optimistic futurist” and is outcomes-focused driven by the ethos of value creation for various stakeholders.

Of interest

Outside of work, Hafsa is a co-founder of Lady Khadija Trust and a Trustee for Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch. She also volunteers as an impact coach and facilitator for the Springboard Trust. Hafsa has devoted her efforts to initiatives aligned with her why of contributing towards enhancing lives and inspiring others to do the same so that together, we can create thriving communities.

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Expertise

  • Change Management

  • Strategy Development

  • Project Management

  • Organisational Development – leadership coaching

  • E-Learning module creation

  • Learning and Adult Education

Industry Experience

  • Banking

  • Regional Government

  • Education and Training

Education

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®

  • Futures Thinking and Strategy Formation

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Business Management

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce, Business Management

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Human Resources

  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Instrumentation

  • Certificate of Proficiency – Te Pia I

  • NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching