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Chief Executive Officer of Nasfund Ian Tarutia has been hailed as a hero on the Superannuation industry, whose services will long be remembered.
At a farewell dinner hosted by the Fund, past and present Board Chairmen, Directors, staff, colleagues, and family members thanked Mr. Tarutia for his services to the organization, the industry, and the country.
Nasfund Board Chairwoman Tamzin Wardley paid tribute to Mr. Tarutia, highlighting his exceptional leadership of the Fund over his 35 years of service
“Ian has led and mentored this incredible team at Nasfund – that is really quite small in number, over his 30 years.
Ian has been not just part of Nasfund but part of the superannuation industry. This industry which had hit rock bottom in the year 2000 is now – in 2023 – one of the leading examples of how business should be carried out in PNG and the Pacific. Ian is currently, our outgoing CEO, the PNG Association of Superfunds Chair and the Chair of the Pacific Superfunds Investment Forum. PNG is recognised across the pacific as the shining example in the industry.
These are incredible legacies to be leaving behind.”
Incoming CEO Rajeev Sharma shared similar sentiments.
“I have had the privilege of learning from the best in the industry.
Whilst superannuation can be complex, Ian had the ability to make the complicated sound simple, and in doing so, has ensured that our dynamic team at Nasfund continued to deliver positive results for our members throughout Papua New Guinea.
We will look to build on this, so that our members continue to benefit today, and be ready for tomorrow.”
After serving the Fund for 35 years, Mr. Tarutia will retire as CEO on the 31st of March, with Rajeev Sharma to assume the role of CEO from April 1st 2023.