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Ralph Hays

Trade Commissioner and Consul-General, India, Sri Lanka

He has served across several different markets during his time with NZTE, including as New Zealand's Trade Commissioner and Consul-General to Brazil based in São Paulo, and as a business development manager for Spain and Portugal based in Madrid. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Before joining NZTE, Ralph worked in the finance and health sectors in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Spain. His previous experience includes working as a management accountant in the airline industry for five years, and as a business analyst in the cruise industry.

Ralph hails from Invercargill, New Zealand's southernmost city, and holds a Master's in business administration from Massey University.