Samoan heads regional body
The Pacific Waters and Wastewater Association has appointed Pitolau Lusia Sefo-Leau of Samoa as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Sefo-Leau (inset) brings to the organization an extensive range and depth of knowledge and experience of the public sector having served the Samoa Government for 33 years from 1982 to 2015, including three years in 1997-2000 as a Director’s Advisor with the Asian Development Bank.
During this period, she held senior leadership roles for 25 years and led major institutional and capacity building reforms and projects including some government-wide programmes. Her most recent previous two appointments were as the CEO for the Ministry for Revenue and as a Deputy CEO for the Ministry of Finance.
She has served on numerous Boards of SOEs and Governments Reform Taskforces in Samoa, as well as serving as a member of regional and international Steering Committees and Management Boards such as the Oceania Customs Organisation, the Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association, and the OECD Peer Review Group for Transparency in Tax Information Exchange, among others.
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