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Agnes Loheni, 45 years old of Samoan descent was born and educated in Auckland. She lives in Auckland with her husband and their five children.

Agnes is an accomplished business woman in the manufacturing, export and retail sector as an owner of the Pacific fashion brand called MENA. Established fifteen years ago as a home business in Samoa, the business expanded its operation to Auckland 10 years ago to expand its wholesale and export channels. In 2010, the business was awarded the MIT Pacific Business Trust ‘Pacific Exporter’ Award.

Passionate about growing Pacific success and enterprise, Agnes provides her time freely to mentor small business owners and is regularly asked to share her business journey at community, school or business networks events.

In between raising her family and building a business, Agnes completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical & Materials) degree from the University of Auckland and will be graduating this May.