Dr Ernesto Sirolli - Keynote Address

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust International Keynote Address

Dr Ernesto SirolliTe Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is proud to bring to you our international Keynote Speaker, Dr Ernesto Sirolli. He is one of the world’ s leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in local economic development in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Latin America, USA and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self determination.

Dr. Sirolli resides in the USA where he was invited to establish the Sirolli Institute, a social enterprise that teaches civic leaders how to capture the passion energy and imagination of its own citizens.

Dr. Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1976 and a Ph.D in Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University, Australia in 2004. He is an Industry Fellow at CSRM University of Queensland. Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: “Ripples from the Zambezi – Passion Entrepreneurship and the rebirth of local economics” a best seller that is used by Economic Development Faculties in Universities the world over, and; ”How to start a business and ignite your life – a simple guise to combining business wisdom with passion” a book for entrepreneurs.

Dr Sirolli will be sharing his expertise and leadership at Ngā Whetū Hei Whai 2015.