Yauieb & Panao Join NASFUND Board
NASFUND Chairman Charles Vee has welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors for National Superannuation Fund Limited.
They are George Panao, and Anthony Yauieb.
Messrs Panao and Yauieb were recently appointed as independent directors to the NASFUND Board, replacing Directors Vera Raga and Graham Ainui who retired at the end of February and March respectively.
Mr George Panao is Head of External Affairs at British American Tobacco PNG, specializing in Government Engagements in Excise Reforms and Trade Agreements. An accountant by profession, Director Panao holds a MBA from University of New England, Australia and has held senior positions in Marketing & Corporate Affairs. He has served on a number of public and private sector Boards including Water PNG and Solomon Islands Tobacco Company and is currently a Director of the Manufacturers Council of PNG.
Mr Anthony Yauieb is Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy Advisor with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Treasury. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Secretary Economic & Fiscal Policy with the Department of Treasury. An economist by profession, Director Yauieb holds a Masters in Economics from Oxford University, United Kingdom and has sat on a number of public sector Boards including IPBC, Ok Tedi Mining, IPA and CAA as an ex officio and alternate to the Secretary for Treasury. He is currently President of Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors.
In welcoming them to the Board, NASFUND Chairman Charles Vee congratulated the new Directors and expressed a desire to work with them to improve the Fund’s offering to its members.
“The qualifications, experience and skillsets that Mr Panao and Mr Yauieb bring to NASFUND will ensure that we continue to have a robust and balanced approach to how the fund is governed in our members best interest.
We also thank former Directors Vera Raga and Graham Ainui for their contributions to the Fund during their tenure, and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”