New chief for POMCCI named

LAWYER Olto Thomas has been appointed chief executive officer of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry with effect from October 10.
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Olto Thomas

Staff Reporter

POMCCI president Rio Fiocco says Thomas's appointment came after a long and extensive search.
"It has not been easy to find the right applicant with the necessary skills and experience to fulfill this challenging role," Fiocco said.
After graduating with a BA in political science and public policy management at the University of Papua New Guinea, Thomas worked for the Ombudsman Commission where she became the acting team leader in the Government Bodies Liaison Program.
In 2015 and 2016 Thomas studied Education Policy and Leadership at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, United States. During her stay there she spent six weeks working as an intern with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
In May to July 2017, Thomas had work experience working with the Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman in Canberra.
In 2018 Thomas began studying Law at the University of Papua New Guinea and graduated in 2020 with a Batchelor of Laws with second class Honours before completing the Legal Training Institute course and being admitted as a lawyer earlier this year.
Former CEO Stacey O'Nea left POMCCI in February to care for her husband, who became ill. He is now returning to good health and O'Nea has begun studying at Pacific Adventist University.
PAU is a premier Seventh-day Adventist Church-managed higher education institute established for learning and research in Papua New Guinea and  the Pacific Islands.


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