Mitchell Pham is a co-founder and director of the Augen Software Group, a business with offices in both New Zealand and Vietnam. Born in Vietnam, he left as a refugee at age 12 before eventually settling in New Zealand. Pham serves as the chair of the digital council at Aotearoa New Zealand, NZTech, FinTechNZ, and the ASEAN Business Alliance. He is also an honorary advisor at the Asia New Zealand Foundation and advisory board chair at the New Zealand Asia Institute. He was selected as an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader in 2007 and as a member of Asia Society's Global Council in 2020.