PNG Banker takes top post in Solomons

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Bank South Pacific (BSP) is committed to empowering women in Papua New Guinea and it does by offering opportunities to women through employment and career development among other things.

BSP is one bank that is proud to say that from some of the most challenging environments and through its banking group right across the South Pacific, it has hundreds of talented women working in every area of its business including senior management.

An example of this is the recent acting appointment of Nuni Kulu as country manager of BSP in Solomon Islands. Ms Kulu is among other women who play significant roles at BSP and is currently on the BSP Leadership Development Program. The program is aimed at developing young Papua New Guineans to take on senior management positions.

Ms Kulu who only recently returned from a secondment program with the Bank of Philippines, was given this challenge because of her experience in various positions she has held, since she joined the bank as a graduate trainee in 1998.

“Nuni is one of our staff that we have high expectations for, and this just adds to a variety of roles that she had already undertaken in her development,” BSP’s Deputy GM Retail, Peter Boutcher said.

Among other roles, Ms Kulu has been a Foreign Exchange dealer, including Marketing Manager, and her current role is Area Manager, where she overseas seven branches in the southern region.

“I’m working with a great team and look forward to sharing ideas, so we all can explore areas we could improve and opportunities that could add value to our customer service experience. This is an experience I am looking forward too,” she says.