Roger Pikia started out as a self-employed dairy farmer and worked in this capacity for twelve years. Now he has vested interests in many companies. Forestry, AgriBusiness and tourism are sectors that interest him and commercial investment and corporate governance are the two areas that Roger specializes in. He attended a Maori Leaders Boot Camp at Stanford University in 2013, after which he started Aotearoa Inc; which is a trading and investment company that operates in Aotearoa-New Zealand as well as in other countries in the Asia – Pacific. This firm offers services in financial structuring, capital raising, acquisitions and global mergers. He is the chairman of many companies and is also on the board of a few organizations.
He is also a National Maori Strategist for AgResearch that that encourages the participation of Maori for technology and research science sector. He spent five years as a manager in AgResearch and as such he has good knowledge of the primary sector. He also worked as a contract negotiator of the New Zealand Government at the United Nations Forum on Climate Change (March 2006 – December 2009). He was also a trustee to many trusts such as Ngati Tahu Tribal Trust, Tauhara North 2 Trust and Paeroa South B2 B1 Trust (Paeroa South Farms). Another notable thing to know about Roger is that he worked as a Chief Advisor at the Lincoln University New Zealand and also as the Chief Negotiator for Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa, Te Arawa River Iwi and CNI Iwi Collective.
With his skills and experience, Roger has the ability to increase the balance sheet of any company. An example of a company that benefitted was Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd. He managed to increase the balance sheet of this company three times its value when he was the CEO from 2009–2013. This obviously made everyone happy (especially the shareholders) because the dividend that was declared exceeded their expectations.
Roger is a man of great skills and his experience is something that will make a difference in any company or organization that he is a part of.