Min (James) Jia

Executive Chairman

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

James is the founder of MWE and its largest shareholder. He is responsible for providing strategic direction to the business, monitoring performance and driving international sales for MWE.

James has been involved in industries ranging from real estate development, vineyard acquisition, wine operation and forestry investments over the years in both China and New Zealand. Projects in New Zealand include Sugartree, Lily Garden and Lily Park. Further details on these projects are below:


A commercial and residential apartment development project located on 27 Union Street, Auckland CBD. The pre-sale of stage one started in 2012, stage two is currently under construction, and stage three is in planning. The project is a joint venture between local developers, James is a director for the project management companies for all three stages of this development.

Lily Garden

A residential property development project located on 297 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush, Manukau City. This project commenced in 2010 and was completed by Lily Investment Co Ltd in 2014.

Lily Park

A residential property development project located on 227 Brownhill Rd, Whitford. The project commenced in 2011 with two stages completed.This project is currently on-going.

James acts as a strategic advisor in assisting the managing directors to run the project by providing his strategic ideas, risk assessment skills and sharing his managerial experiences in real estate development from China.

James obtained his Master of Business Administration in 2000 from the College of Economics, Shen Zhen University. He also received his Bachelor of Engineering in China in 1985.