Vocational - Nathan Saminathan
 
We were taken on a journey by Nathan through his life.  Originally from Malaysia, his parents were rubber plantation workers from India.  He remembers a very basic but happy childhood with lots of outdoor activities. 
 
His parents moved back to India to farm and Nathan made a decision that he was meant for a different life.  He went to university and did his BS in Chemistry.  He didn’t enjoy the field however and settled on a role as a bank officer in Malaysia. 
 
In 1979, he moved to New Zealand with $900 and did his MBA  He has had a few businesses and continually educated himself.  He did a diploma in insurance services and became a certified financial planner.   In 1997, he started mortgage brokering.
 
He has also been a valued member and president of Toastmasters.  He joined Rotary to be able to contribute back to society and has been a leader in several cultural organisations.  
 
His hobbies are sharemarket and property investment. 
 
 
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