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David Lee

Group Chief Executive Officer

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

David joined Capital Insurance Group in September 2017 as the Group Chief Insurance Officer and more recently held the role of GM of Capital Life before being appointed Group CEO in April 2020.  David has a strong technical, commercial and leadership background with 15 years insurance industry experience across a broad range of disciplines in various Life and non-Life roles. David is currently studying towards an MBA through Otago University in New Zealand. He is also an ANZIIF Senior Associate.

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Paulo Ralulu

General Manager

Capital Insurance Ltd. Suva, Fiji.

Paulo joined Capital Insurance in 2004 and has over 14 years of experience in the Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu Insurance markets. He has worked in various roles in the CIL business during this time and is an experienced leader in the business. Paulo has completed an MBA and is currently a Fellow of ANZIIF.

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Gau Gomea

Country Manager

Capital Insurance (SI) Limited. Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Gau was appointed Country Manager of Capital Insurance SI in March 2019. He joined Capital Insurance in November 2016 and his immediate past role was the Group Technical Manager. Gau has worked in the local PNG insurance industry for over 30 years and has a strong technical background. He is a Senior Associate of ANZIIF.

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Ilaivaha Tovehi

Country Manager

Capital Insurance Ltd. Tonga.

Ilaivaha has 19 years in the local insurance industry with 2 years in the broker business working for local insurance broker. She has Bachelor of Arts (BA), Management Public Administration from the University of South Pacific. Ilaivaha is also a keen supporter Tongan Women Rugby and other programs that add value to the local community.

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Thelma Tapasei

Country Manager

Capital Insurance Ltd. Vanuatu.

Thelma has 14 years of insurance experience. She is a Senior Associate and has a Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management from ANZIIF. She is the vice president of Vanuatu Netball Association and provide support to women associations within the local community. These includes – Women and Girls in ICT, Women and Girls Network. Most recently Thelma has set up a new Women’s group LeiFenuah N’vate to help communities access vital services.

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Talita Dobbin

Head of People & Culture

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

Talita joined Capital Insurance Group in 2018 and is the Group Manager, People & Culture. Talita has over 10 years of experience in human resources management. Her last stint was with KPMG PNG, as the people performance and culture manager. Talita holds a Bachelor of Business Management, from Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea with professional certifications from PNG Human Resource Institute.

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Andrew Kitum

Head of IT

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

Andrew joined Capital Insurance Group in 2019. He has over 12 years of industry experience from within the Oil & Gas, Shipping and professional services (Audit, Advisory) sectors in PNG, Australia and the Pacific. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Computer Science) at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, member of the Australian Computer Society and a trainee director on the NASFUND board. Andrew is currently working towards his MBA from the Australian Institute of Business

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John Korovinis

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

John joined Capital Insurance Group in August 2019 as the Group Chief Financial Officer. John has been working in PNG for over 7 years and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). John is a member of the CPA PNG and Australia and also a fellow member in the Institute of Public Accountants.

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Dennis Sapak

Head of Marketing & Communication

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG

Dennis initially joined in Nov 2018 for a year’s contract to setup the baseline communications for the Group – he left and rejoin the Group in 2020. He has over 13 years of both professional and marketing agency experience.  He has held several management and leadership position including Head of Corporate Communications with PNG Ports, General Manager Member Service with TISA and Marketing Manager with Nambawan Super. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) from James Cook University, Australia.

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Zjokor Lakani

Head of Risk & Compliance

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG

Zjokor joined in Sep 2018 as Risk & Compliance Officer. He was later promoted to Risk & Compliance Specialist before he took up his current role as Head of Risk & Compliance. He graduated with a Bachelor Business (Economics), University of Papua New Guinea 2011. Started with KINA Bank as Fund Administration Project Manager for 5 years. Spent 5 months with Nasfund on special projects between 2017 and 2018.

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