Henri Eliot.

Programme: Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship 2017

Country: New Zealand

Nationality: Canadian and New Zealander

Sector: Government service entrepreneurship

This academic programme is a springboard to launch a new business venture through practical learning and sharing ideas for us all to be successful.

Henri Eliot, Founder and CEO, Board Dynamics

How did you benefit from the programme and how is it helping you today?

“The programme for me was a refresher of my MBA and updated my toolbox which was out of date. The Cambridge experience through the lectures, virtual learning environment and especially the lifelong network of my former classmates have been invaluable. I am now better equipped to scale my company and apply my learning to my day-to-day decision making.”


Henri Eliot has retired from more boards and institutes than most people have joined, so founding Board Dynamics was a logical step. He now uses his experience to help boards function at their peak.

Henri has an international education and broad experience. He stays current on global hot topics through annual training at Stanford, Harvard Universities and the University of Cambridge. He received his LLB (Hons) from the University of London, his bachelor of arts degree in political science from McGill University, his MBA from Richmond University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge.

Henri also completed the prestigious MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and was awarded a certificate in New Ventures Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His senior executive career has followed a similar path, working with JP Morgan Chase and PwC in the UK, Deloitte in New York, the Bank of Montreal in Toronto, and in telecommunications and ICT in New Zealand.

Henri is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and Associate Member of Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. He trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School.

Along with his work as an executive, Henri is a business columnist for Stuff in New Zealand and a regular contributor to the NZ Herald, National Business Review, and Idealog magazine. His interests range from technology to fine wine and music. Henri recently published his first book on corporate governance entitled Board Shorts. Henri is currently Chairman Balle Bros Group, President Canada New Zealand Business Council, Trustee Plunket Foundation and Trustee Great Potentials Foundation.