Ben Burrowes Promoting NZ in Southeast Asia
Former journalist Ben Burrowes is the Education New Zealand regional communications and strategic relations manager for Southeast Asia, and loves his new job.
Burrowes enjoys meeting and talking to international students who have lived in New Zealand and speak so fondly of their time there.
“It’s fantastic to know their time in New Zealand has had such an incredible impact on their lives – whether it means they have been able to work in their dream industry, or if it has significantly changed them on a personal level. It’s inspiring to hear their stories,” Burrowes said.
“I may be biased, but New Zealand, really, is an amazing country. I love being able to share it with Filipinos and the rest of the world.”
In May, Burrowes was in the Philippines for the Food Connection 2017’s Student Chefs Challenge, as part of a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s event.
Representatives from top culinary schools in the Philippines from Cebu and in Metro Manila created dishes using quality ingredients from New Zealand, such as dairy products, wine, sparkling water, chocolate and organic products.
Original article by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco, Business Mirror, June 11, 2017.
Photo by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco.