Business | Motivational

Ezra Hirawani

Ezra Hirawani, the 2022 Young New Zealander of the Year, is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to making significant social changes.

His remarkable achievement in setting up a power company with the ambitious goal of ending power poverty has been a game-changer in New Zealand. Recognised for his efforts to help thousands of Kiwi homes, Ezra's work revolves around the powerful idea that "power changes people."

His entrepreneurial journey led to the founding of Nau Mai Rā in 2019, a power company that redefines the approach to electricity as a human right. This innovative business model focuses on keeping the power on for customers as long as they remain in contact with the company, a strategy that has significantly helped in reducing power poverty. In 2023, Ezra successfully negotiated with a major power generator to supply electricity at a lower cost, furthering his mission to assist over 130,000 households struggling with power poverty​​​​​​.

Ezra's commitment and dedication to his cause are unwavering. He has become a symbol of resilience and a champion for the underprivileged, constantly striving to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. His belief in the power of community and the importance of having a tribe to face challenges with is central to his ethos. This belief, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, has enabled him to implement solutions that address deep-rooted societal issues like power poverty.

Ezra Hirawani's story is not just about entrepreneurial success; it's a testament to the impact one can have when they dedicate themselves to a cause greater than themselves. His work continues to inspire and demonstrate that with determination, innovation, and a clear understanding of one’s purpose, significant societal change is achievable.

Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A. Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Ezra Hirawani prior to the event and provides an industry-standard agreement for peace of mind.