David Lee

Acting Group CEO

Capital Life Insurance. 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 Acting Group CEO in November 2019. 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

Group People & Culture Manager

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

Group IT Manager

Capital Insurance Group. Port Moresby, PNG.

Andrew joined Capital Insurance Group in 2019. He has over 10 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 trainee director on the NASFUND board.

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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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Leon Buskens

Mr. Buskens is the General Manager Stakeholder Engagement for Oil Search. He previously served as the Managing Director of Nambawan Super Limited. Mr. Buskens serves on the following boards: National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund), ANZ (PNG), SP Brewery Ltd, Kopkop College, Business Coalition for Women and Gazelle International Hotel. He is also the Chairman of Investment promotion of Papua New Guinea and is the Commissioner of the PNG Sports Foundation. Mr. Buskens holds a Masters in Finance from RMIT and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Technology PNG.

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Charles Lee

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

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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Faye-Zina Lalo

Faye-Zina is a lawyer with Albatross Law. She joined Albatross Law after 5 years practicing in PNG’s telecommunications sector. Faye-Zina has worked for Digicel (PNG) Limited as Legal Counsel and previously for Telikom PNG Limited as Manager for Regulatory Services. Faye-Zina also serves on the boards of Credit Corporation and Kumul Hotels Limited and its subsidiaries. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Papua New Guinea.

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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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