Zion Armstrong is a former Commonwealth Games athlete who represented New Zealand in athletics on the world stage in Kuala Lumpur. He started working in the sportswear industry at the age of 16 and later joined Adidas where he climbed through the company ranks working in Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, and the US before being named president for Adidas North America. However Zion’s life could have gone down a very different track if it wasn’t for the help of a Kiwi cop and athletics coach who showed him a different path. Zion has never forgotten the impact of his first mentor and during his career has always worked to help anyone who asks for it. He is seen by his peers as a renowned leader and during his two decades offshore has used his Māori and Pacific values to connect and empower teams, foster a diverse and inclusive culture and grow talent. He believes if you put people first, results will always follow.