Pierre Malou BCom, MSc


Manu Taupunga

As CEO, Pierre is responsible for delivering Wellington UniVentures' strategic vision while championing research commercialisation within Aotearoa New Zealand's innovation ecosystem. 

Pierre brings a hands-on and results-driven role to overseeing all the functions within Wellington UniVentures. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Pierre was Wellington UniVentures' Head of Operations, where he put in place robust processes and systems that made it easier for the team to effectively manage their projects. 

Pierre has extensive experience in start-ups and research commercialisation. He has held various roles throughout Asia-Pacific where he led, supported, and inspired growing teams. Technology and innovation are second nature to Pierre; as well as having a wealth of commercial experience Pierre has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge medical and biotechnical advances to market throughout Australasia and parts of Europe.

As the former co-founder of a tech start-up and with 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and innovation developed during various roles throughout multiple industry sectors, Pierre understands the unique challenges involved in building a successful business. 

Protecting the environment, aiming for sustainability, and supporting the Kaitiakitanga approach underpin Pierre’s personal choices and are the reason why he has chosen to live in Aotearoa New Zealand and to contribute to Wellington UniVentures’ mission. In his spare time, you’ll find Pierre hiking, studying animal behaviour or tending his vegetable garden.

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