Retail Solutions Engineer, ASB - Director, Partner On Point

Having always had a desire to have her own business, Kiri Lovell says it made sense for her to study Innovation and Entrepreneurship in her BCom degree.

Kiri Lovell, Retail Solutions Engineer, ASB
Kiri Lovell, Retail Solutions Engineer, ASB

Key facts

Career: Retail Solutions Engineer, Director
Programme: Bachelor of Commerce
Subjects: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Information Systems

“I wanted to see if this was something I was not only interested in but had the skills and aptitude for. I felt it would be a safe ‘testing ground’ for me to express my entrepreneurial and business skills.

“The Business School gave me the knowledge I needed to see a business idea come to reality…I was able to set up my own Virtual Assistance business at the start of the year, which I run after hours and in the weekends. This is on top of my full-time job at ASB!”

Kiri Lovell

 “The highlights of my time at the Business School were the real life projects, including the InfoSys 345 Business Project and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship projects, where we took an idea and turned it into a business plan that could be used to gain funding or attract investors.