Annette J. Azuma

Business Advice, Director, Auckland

Annette specialises in international business and deals with a number of listed and unlisted corporates and high net worth individuals assisting with all aspects of taxation, compliance, M&A and immigration.

Fluent in Japanese, she has particular expertise and experience assisting many Japanese clients doing business and investing in New Zealand as well as representing companies expanding their businesses to Japan. In addition, she serves as a Vice Chair of the Japan New Zealand Business Council, board member of Drive Electric Incorporated, member of Global Women and industry representative for the Auckland University of Technology International Languages Department.

Specialist areas

  • Business advice for Japanese clients
  • Business advice for New Zealand companies entering Japan 
  • Establishing reporting structures and monitoring performance  
  • Trusts and high worth individuals 

Industry experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil construction
  • Food & beverage
  • Investment
  • Logistics
  • Pharmaceutical

Memberships & qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Otago University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Massey University
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • CPA (Australia)
  • New Zealand Japan Business Council (Vice Chair)
  • Drive Electric Incorporated (Board Member)
  • Global Women (New Zealand) member