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Jeremy Norton

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

Jeremy has been appointed to acting Group Chief Executive Officer effective 20 July 2021. Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in insurance and leadership, gained from working within PNG and abroad. He has a strong technical, commercial and leadership background with more than 20 years insurance industry knowledge across a broad range of disciplines in both life and general insurance abroad and locally. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Norton previously held the position of Group COO at CIG. He was also Regional General Manager for Tower Insurance Pacific and has held other senior executive roles in the insurance industry.

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Tichaona Mukandi

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

Tichaona Mukandi was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in June 2021. Tich brings a wealth of experience in technical accounting, audit, finance operations and financial reporting to the group. Prior to this appointment, he previously held the position of Audit Director at Deloitte, Papua New Guinea and has acquired over 14 years of combined experience in professional services and commerce, working across various sectors in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and Timor-Leste. Tich is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from University of South Africa. He is currently a member of CPA PNG and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Andrew Kitum

GROUP CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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 former trainee director on the NASFUND board. Andrew is currently working towards his MBA from the Australian Institute of Business

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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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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. Before joining CIG, she was the People Performance and Culture manager at KPMG PNG and Assistant Group Human Resource Manager at NCS Holding Limited. 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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Zjokor Lakani

HEAD OF RISK & COMPLIANCE

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG

Zjokor initially joined CIG in September 2018 as a 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 in 2011. Zjokor has a professional career in the finance and insurance industry, working with Kina Bank as Fund Administration Project Manager for a couple years and spending time with Nasfund on special projects between 2017 and 2018.

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Dennis Sapak

HEAD OF MARKETING & CLIENT SERVICES

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG

Dennis started his working career under the graduate management program with Bank South Pacific in 2005. Since then, Dennis has broadened his skills across various industry and had some time off from formal employment in setting up his own marketing agency business. Dennis joined Capital Insurance in 2018 in the role of Head of Marketing & Communication and in 2021 subsequently broadened his role taking on Client Services. The extension of this role allows Dennis to be accountable to lead the Groups Marketing and brand strategy, customer services, developing and delivering programs and initiatives related to marketing mix, and driving customer engagement service level and service culture across the business. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) from James Cook University, Australia.

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Gau Gomea

COUNTRY MANAGER - SOLOMON ISLANDS

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  where 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 - TONGA

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 - VANUATU

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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Michael Koisen

GROUP CHAIRMAN (OBE)

Mr. Koisen is the non  – executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Capital Insurance Group. He is currently the Group CEO of Teachers Savings and Loan Society Limited and a non – executive director on the Board of Tisa Community Finance Ltd. He has served on various boards which include – Kumul Consolidated Holdings, Credit Corporation, Airlines PNG and National Airports Corporation. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Mutual’s Institute, a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Mr. Koisen brings with him a wealth of business experiences and knowledge

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Charles Lee

DIRECTOR

Member and Winner of the 2018 Young Director of the Year Award for the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors with 13 years of experience and specialty in investments, finance, superannuation, funds management, structured products and banking. He was the former Chief Investment Officer at the National Superannuation Fund of PNG and is the current Principal of Alchemy Capital (PNG) Limited. Mr. Lee also sits on Bank South Pacific’s Risk & Compliance Board Committee and is also an Observer on the Bank’s Board Audit Committee. He is also a Director of Amalgamated Packaging Limited in Lae and was the Inaugural President of the Young Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Lee has Bachelors Degree in Business & Management from University of Papua New Guinea. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the Kaplan Professional Australia Institute (formerly known as the Securities Institute of Australia), a Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Certificate from the Melbourne Business School, Victoria, Australia.

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Sundar Ramamurthy

DIRECTOR

Sundar Ramamurthy was the Founder & Managing Director of Data Nets Limited. Data Nets Limited was the largest ISP and computer networking company in the Pacific Islands covering both PNG and Fiji. Sundar has significant international experience in Asia, Australia, U.S. and Pacific Markets. Developed and gained considerable experience in dealing with diverse cultures, languages and markets. Following the sale of Data Nets to the Digicel Group in 2010, Sundar was engaged by IPBC (now KCH) for the National Transmission Network in 2012, prior to taking his role as Group CEO to turnaround bmobile-Vodafone in the mobil emarket in PNG and Solomon Islands in late 2013 following the recapitalisation of the company by the PNG Government in mid 2013. He completed the turnaround by early 2017. He is now involved in funding and mentoring new startup ventures, with a focus on new technologies in the mobile banking, secure payments environment and affordable solar markets.

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Mark Vele

DIRECTOR

Mark Vele was appointed as a non-executive director to the board of Capital Insurance Group in June 2020. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in general insurance having provided leadership and management in underwriting, loss adjusting, reinsurance and broking across the Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.  He also brings to the board strategic leadership as he is a commissioned officer for the Australian Army and serves as an insurance broker and advisor to corporate and commercial businesses, SMEs, and industry groups. As a former member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIF), Mr Vele adds a great wealth of knowledge and technical expertise of the insurance industry to the board.

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Simon Woolcott

DIRECTOR

Mr Woolcott has over 20 years of experience in the accountancy and finance industry. He was appointed as a new director to the board of Capital Insurance Group in November 2020. He is currently a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of PNG (CPA PNG), a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Over the years, he has worked as a senior accountant and CFO, chairman of an audit and risk committee, and a director. He holds a bachelor’s degree of Accounting and Business Management from the University of Sunshine Coast.

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Des Yaninen

DIRECTOR

Des was appointed director in February 2021 and has over 15 years’ experience in corporate management, from Accounting to Audit, Corporate Affairs and Operations. He has held key managerial roles in his career in banking, where he reached the pinnacle as Chief Executive Officer – NDB Investment Ltd. He has managed Government, State Owned Enterprises, Statutory Authorities relations including Foreign Diplomatic relation (foreign missions), Suppliers and Customers and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pacifund, a financial services firm. He is also President of the MSME Council Inc., Independent Committee Member of Oil Search Limited and a Councilor with St. John’s Ambulance. He acquired his director skills since being a recipient of the Nambawan Super Limited Trainee Directors Program in April 2018 where he participated in a two-year program. Des holds a Bachelor of Business in Management & Accounting from the Pacific Adventist University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance. He has also a full CPA and has completed PNGID Director Courses.

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Joy Tera Kendrew

COMPANY SECRETARY

Joy joined Capital Insurance Group in June 2020 and serves as the Company Secretary. She is responsible for the Group’s Company Secretarial and Legal affairs on the board, its respective committees and across all subsidiaries. Joy brings a fresh perspective to the business, being admitted to the bar in 2017 and working with accredited institutions in the financial and construction industry in PNG. She has acquired working knowledge on company secretarial matters, criminal and commercial law through workshop participation and affiliations with various associations such as Australian Institute of Company Director, Queensland Bar and Victorian Bar. She holds a bachelors degree in law from UPNG and has reputable experience in both litigation and commercial fields.

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