Our Staff

Isoa Kaloumaira

Chief Executive Officer

Academic Qualifications:

MBA (Financial Management)
BA (Accounting & Economics)
Diploma in Business Studies

Professional Experience:

Currently going on 7 years as the CEO for the Fijians Trust Fund Board, responsible for its overseas and local investment portfolio. Oversee the construction of its major property development, the Bose Levu Vakaturaga Complex.
Managing Director of the Fiji Development Bank for 5 years; Development Banker for over 26 years experience; Serving on Boards of statutory organizations, private and listed companies for over 21 years.

Professional Training:

Have attended numerous training and workshops on project appraisal, supervisory and middle management, executive management, directors and corporate governance in Fiji and abroad.

Apolonia Namalumu Tamata, Ph. D.
Senior Culture & Heritage Specialist

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. Linguistics; MA Linguistics; BA Geography, Literature & Language; Diploma in Education; Cert. in Pacific Language Studies

Professionals Experience:

Language Coordinator, College of Foundation Studies, USP; Lecturer in Linguistics & Fijian Vernacular Studies Coordinator, USP; Visiting Professor, Institute for the Study of African & Asian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan; Lecturer in Pacific Language Studies, Pacific Languages Unit, USP; Lecturer in English for Academic Studies, USP; School

Mikaele Tanoa Sela
Project Officer

Academic Qualifications:

Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics
BA in Linguistics and Pacifc Vernacular Studies

Professional Experience:

Teaching Assisstant; School of Language Arts and Media, Faculty of Arts Law and Education, USP.
Part-time Tutor and Marker, College of Foundation Studies,USP.
Peer Mentor, Student Learning Support, CFDL, USP, Laucala Campus Fiji.

Seruwaia Kailoma

Academic Qualifications:

Currently completing her Diploma in Pacific Vernacular Studies at the University of the South Pacific
Certificate of Service at the Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji, (now the Fiji National University)
Certificates in Intermediate MS Excel 7.0, Introduction to MSExcel 7, Telephonist & Receptionist Course, Intermediate Word Processing, Introduction Word Processing (WP5.1), Introduction Computing & DO, and Secretarial Course>

Professional Experience:

Worked as Secretary, telephone operator, and receptionist in various institutions: Nabua Secondary School, the iTaukei Trust Fund Board, the Institute of Marine Studies, USP, Aarkay Motors Ltd, Greymouse Investments Ltd and the Souls to Jesus Ministry. Also served as a Database Operator for the Affiliated Computer Services (Fiji) Ltd, the Brisbane Convention Centre and TMP/Hudson Global Resources in Australia.

Former Staff

Academic Qualifications

MA (Tourism Studies)
Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Studies
Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology)

Professional Experience

Administrative Officer, Institute of Fijian Language and Culture, Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Suva, Fiji. Graduate Assistant & Part-time Tutor in Tourism Studies, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Fiji. Research Intern for the Pacific Sustainable Livelihood Programme, United Nations Development Programme, Suva, Fiji.