New Zealand: Base Camp for Great Leadership


Aotearoa New Zealand is a natural fit for an award of this nature, widely-respected as a place where innovative science, agriculture and creative industries flourish.


From world-class sailing and boat building to film-making, biochemistry and DNA research, this land of the Kiwi influences well beyond its weight in the modern world. New Zealand is recognised internationally for independence and integrity, and is nimble enough in an apolitical manner, to initiate innovative ideas.

Together with Kiwi Connect, the Hillary Institute has partnered to deliver the Edmund Hillary Fellowship: A three-year end-to-end programme that gives impact-driven entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams a platform to build and incubate global impact ventures from New Zealand. The Fellowship works directly with Immigration New Zealand to issue 3-year Global Impact Visas for New Zealand for international Fellows. Check out our Fellowship page for details.