Founder & Executive Director, VERGE
Proudly born and raised in Papua New Guinea, grateful for her graduate education in Australia and humbled by her ethnic heritage from the rural rice fields of the Philippines, Zha takes global identity and the principle of inclusivity to heart. Her international exposure and experiences critically inform her approach to building long-term professional relationships, engaging in effective cross-cultural communications and conducting business in the dynamic and often challenging Asia Pacific region.
In the most recent years, Zha merged her love for intelligent, human-centered design and technology which has brought about her founding of VERGE; an innovative, boutique agency delivering digital brand solutions that cohesively support strategic outcomes sought by high value clients in Papua New Guinea and the wider Asia Pacific neighbourhood.
She is inspired by globally-conscious entrepreneurship and particularly, its role in establishing opportunities for underserved markets and common people. Zha is also an advocate of the critical participation of women for genuine long-term success to be realised in all facets of sustainable development. As such she’s a frequent presenter on topics relating to women in business, digital transformation and impact-oriented entrepreneurship. She’s also sought after by various projects and bodies for her experience, network and inclusive approach on national and regional level matters.
A long-time member of the Pacific Connect Community, Zha has most recently co-facilitated the PNG ‘Side Hustle to Sustainability’ Dialogue in early 2021.