Marc deals with digital transformation: client centricity, omni channel strategy & operations, IT modernization, change management. He has experience in various industries: tourism, agriculture, retail, public service,... He is now setting up the first incubator (incubator programs, co-working space, business pole) in Vanuatu and he developed the biggest database worldwide about kava actors through kava-world.com.
Gerard Metsan is the Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office, Government of the Republic of Vanuatu.
Charlot Salwai is a ni-Vanuatu politician and former accountant. He is the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, having been elected on 11 February 2016. He is the leader of the Reunification of Movements for Change, which is part of the Unity for Change bloc. Salwai is a Francophone from Pentecost Island. He has previously served as Minister for Trade, Minister for Lands, Minister for Education, Minister for Finance, and Minister of Internal Affairs.
John Jack is the Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Government CIO. In this capacity, Jack deals with the day to day operations of the Office of the Government CIO and represents the CIO in meetings with the Director Generals and Directors of the Government of Vanuatu.
John Jack has extensive experience in the ICT field, spanning hardware, network, and software development both private and public sectors. He holds a Computing Degree from the University of the South Pacific and Masters Degree in Information Technology & Systems from the University of Canberra, Australia.
Evelyne Toa Evelyne Toa is a seasoned ni-Vanuatu journalist who was in the past the President of the Media Association blong Vanuatu (MAV) and is now with the The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR).
John Turnbull leads SES Networks’ Australia, Papua New Guinea and Pacific sales efforts. Prior to joining SES Networks, John served as State Manager for Nextgen Networks, where he was responsible for South Australia and the Northern Territory. He has experience working for Silk telecom, ETSA Telecoms, Telstra, Reach and Optus. With 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, John also holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
Matteo is a Senior telecommunications sales professional who has held high-level sales and business development roles working for TelstraClear, Spark, Digicel, Gen-I and Digital Mobile (Vodafone New Zealand) in the Pacific region. Matteo establishes service provider networks and distribution channels in New Zealand, American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands for Kacific’s range of satellite broadband products and services leading up to the launch of Kacific1 in 2019.
Allan Rarai has worked for Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department for over 20 years. He is currently the Acting Manager of the Climate Division. Prior to that, he worked at the Weather Forecasting Service as Principle Scientific Officer (PSO). He was heavily involved in issuing tropical cyclone warning for Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015.
Mr Barlen Lutchmoodoo is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Mr Lutchmoodoo has been handling several managerial posts in Mauritius Telecom from 2002 to 2014. He holds a B Tech Electronics and Communication from the University of Kakatya India and a Master in Communication Management from Strathclyde University Scotland. In TVL, The CCO is responsible for the Marketing, Direct Sales, Customer Excellence, Call centre and In-direct sales.
Bruce Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Southern Queensland in Australia, Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the telecom Industry.
Clinton Pobke has been Programme Director of the Governance for Growth Programme since 2017. This role sees him working closely with the Vanuatu government, the private sector and regulators to jointly develop policy that drives economic growth, including in the ICT sector. Prior to this, he worked at the Australia’s principal review and advisory body on microeconomic policy. He has first class honours in economics from Adelaide University and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University.
Davey Goode is a technology evangelist with over 2 decades in the IT and telecommunications industries. Davey has started and exited from his own IT company and is currently the founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Devoli, he also is currently working with Digicel Pacific to help drive their ICT product portfolio. Davey is helping organisations find and deploy the best in breed technology for their business.
Eimantas has been working for multinational corporations in finance and compliance sectors for more than 5 years.
Fred Samuel is a highly experienced and respected senior information & Communications technology Project management practitioner. Together he can offer over 23 years of proven experience working successfully with a range of commercial and government organizations. Mr. Fred Samuel is the former Vanuatu Government CIO and has held that position over the last 5.5 years prior to setting up his own company, PGL. He is the Director and Senior Consultant at Pacific Group.
Jacqueline Deroin de Gaillande
Jacqueline De Gaillande holds a university degree in stock market and banking Business. Since 2003. She joined the Red Cross movement in January 2008 as Chief Executive officer of the Vanuatu Red Cross, after 32 years in the banking sector. Her primary goal with VRCS was to rebuild the Society, its image and reputation. She was recently appointed Glow Red Leader for the Pacific Region (Global Network for Women Leaders of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement).
Corporal Jeff Natapei is a Cyber Safety Pasifika Trainer and Crime Prevention and Community Safety Officer within the Vanuatu Police Force.
Dr. Jeffery Garae serves as the Cyber Security Technical Advisor for the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, OGCIO. He has recently advised and helped design, implement and establish Vanuatu's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT VU) and the Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum (VanIGF). Jeffery has a PhD research in Computer Science with the Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) – University of Waikato. As a technical advisor, he is working with policy, legal, ICT and security professionals to strengthen and promote Cyber Security Situation Awareness and address security issues within the region, particularly in Vanuatu.
Dr Mele Katea Paea is currently working as Innovation and Research Development Coordinator at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus.
Michael is the Chief Technology Officer for Netcraft Australia. An acknowledged leader in the field of Cyber Security, Michael is sought by leading enterprises in the South Pacific and Oceania to provide guidance into these new threats and how to mitigate them. Michael has an enviable background in telecommunications engineering operations and has held technical and operational Cyber Security roles in the Australian Government.
Roy Mickey Joy
Roy Mickey Joy is the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business.
Roy Wittert has 30+ years’ experience in the IT and Communications industry including distribution, channel development and sales management, carrier sales, managed services and video conferencing. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg South Africa. Roy also completed a Certificate in Marketing and Industrial Marketing and an Executive Development Program from the same University.
With over 30 years of experience in the Communications arena, Rupert has been a part of the phenomenal growth of Mobile from the 1980’s through to the C21st and beyond. Rupert has been involved in all areas of Mobile from SME Sales and Corporate Sales with a Tier 1 operator through Roaming Services, Mobile Applications, Network Hardware Sales, product management and Senior Management.
As the CEO of the VBS, Ruth Amos has the main responsibility to manage and set up the fledgling Bureau while steering the organisation towards Standards related activities. This involves developing and strengthening relationships between the industry sector and government departments to promote standardisation, strengthen existing conformity assessment capacity for the food industry sector and collaborating closely with OGCIO in the area of Cybersecurity and Digital E-trade.
Save Vocea is Regional Vice President for Stakeholder Engagement for the Oceania region in ICANN. In this capacity he engages with key stakeholders to bring ICANN to the Oceania region, and facilitates stakeholders to participate in multi-stakeholder internet governance. Save is very familiar with the Pacific region having served as former PITA Manager and Policy Development Manager at APNIC.
Simeon Malachi Athy
Governor Athy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Papua New Guinea (1991) and a colorful central banking and government sectors senior Management experience.
Mr. Athy held various positions within the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu from 1991 to 2003 including the position of Director of the Research and Statistics Department of the Reserve Bank.
Within the Government level Governor Athy held the senior positions of the Director General of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management and the Director
Tim's 23 years within the Australian government culminated in a senior leadership role responsible for leading the national effort on financially motivated cyber security threats and related cyber intelligence collection to protect Australian interests within the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Tim's experience spans strategic and policy related functions as well as tactical operational programs across Australian and international intelligence and law enforcement communities.
John Obed Alilee
The Office of the TRBR is currently administered by Mr. John Obed Alilee, the Utilities Regulatory Authority (URA) Chief Executive Officer effective as of Monday 3 December, 2018. He is the Registrar of the Supreme Court since 2002 and Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission since 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Obed worked as the Lay Magistrate in both Judicial and Administrative roles.
Before joining the Vanuatu courts, he was in the teaching arena as Principal of Matevulu College from 1998 to 2000.
Mr. OBED has a Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of the South Pacific. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Wellington University of Victoria in New Zealand. He is a member of several committees in the country and the Government of Vanuatu. Mr. OBED was appointed as part of statutory recruitment for a Regulator for the Office of Telecommunication and Radiocommunications Regulator in 2013 and recruitment for Director General of the Public Services Commission in 2011.
He is a trained Judicial Educator and has a Mediator Certificate by LEADR, Australia.