MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 2019| Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Tonga announced a change of Country Manager in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Chief Executive Officer Mr Robin Fleming confirmed the appointment of Tongan born, Ms Marcellina Wolfgramm, as the new Country Manager for BSP Tonga.
Ms Wolfgramm is an experienced retail banking executive, joining BSP after a successful career with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for over 22 years. She is a values based leader and brings to BSP Tonga demonstrated experience in sales and service leadership, operational risk and behavioural change management, capability building and process engineering.
More recently in her role as a Customer and Staff Executive at CBA , Marcellina successfully delivered a range of initiatives to support the digital transformation of the branch network – to meet the self-service and digital needs of customers. She is a graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business & Master of Business Administration.
BSP is the Pacific’s leading financial services provider and is the largest private sector employer in the region, with almost 4300 staff. BSP takes great pride in the diversity of its people and is committed to building a strong and inclusive culture. Ms Wolfgramm’s appointment demonstrates BSP’s commitment to investing and recognising Pacific talent – in particular women in leadership.
Ms Wolfgramm will commence in Tonga in January 2020, taking over from Mr Daniel Henson, who has successfully led the Tonga operation, since BSP acquired the business in 2015. Mr Fleming thanked Mr Henson for his strong leadership and guidance and wished him all the best in his future endeavours. Mr Henson will remain in Tonga as Country Manager until the end of January 2020 following a transition and handover to be completed with Ms Wolfgramm which will include Staff, Customer and key stakeholder meetings.
Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region. We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGKK23.050 billion
BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.
Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.
We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors. PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.
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