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Oliver Harris

Commercial Director

Auckland

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Oliver has a real passion for helping innovative high-growth companies expand around the world. He joins Cataliize with 25 years of international business development, sales and marketing experience in the mobile, technology and energy sectors; over that time he has built networks and closed deals in more than 75 countries around the world. Oliver started his career in London where he co-founded a business that organised a number of high-level technology networking events across Africa, Asia & the Americas; he then ran business development for a FTSE 100 media company where he won major contracts in countries including India & South Korea. In 2011 he moved to New Zealand and helped launch a VeriFone Joint Venture focused on the mobile financial services sector across the developing world; the role saw him spend time in more than 25 countries across Asia, Africa & Middle East and Latin America. After signing contracts with Tier 1 telco groups like Digicel and Airtel, he transitioned to working with New Zealand based startups and scale-ups, helping with go-to-market strategy and execution.