Florence Rhibbie Tatemale Auma

Executive Officer

Qualification: Post Grad Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) 2014, Bachelor in Marine Science (Bsc MS) from the University of the South Pacific (USP) 2011

Prior Experience: Worked in the Education Sector, specifically in the Tertiary Sector for over 9 years firstly as the Regional Coordinator for the College of Foundation Studies at USP in 2017 as the Campus Coordinator PACTAFE, prior to this appointment in 2014- 2017 worked as SI Campus Coordinator College of Foundation Studies, USP. Upon leaving USP in late 2017 she was employed at SINU as the Coordinator for Community Outreach and Lifelong learning Centre (COLLC) now the Centre for National Productivity (CNP). 

In previous engagements, she had worked in 2011-2012 as Consultant for IUCN for Kovi/Kongulai Catchment Project short term, in 2011 Researcher PMO in Fisheries short term and in Media from 2003-2004 as a Radio Presenter (Breakfast Show, 6pm-12pm, Graveyard Shift, Outdoor Promotion) Star Company Limited Paoa FM, Solomon Islands. Apart from formal employment, her experience in volunteer social welfare services were in the areas of sports, 2020 Baseball/Softball Federation Interim Assistance Secretary, establishing the Youth Softball Team of Tanakake Coaching 2017, involvement in Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) as a Board Member in 2018.

Workshops attended: 2019 Minute Taking Training, 2017 Project Management Training Workshop USP SI Campus Leadership and Employment Management Training Workshop USP SI Campus, 2016 Enrolment and Registration Workshop USP SI campus, 2011 Climate Change Science Workshop Solomon Islands, 2010 Train-Sea-Coast Course for Responsible Fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region , 2004 Commonwealth Youth Forum in Malta

Vision for SICCI: To Continue and ensure that SICCI operations is on par at all times in order to fully facilitate the needs of the business community it represents.

Shaun Konaga

Administrative Manager & Finance Assistant Officer

Shaun Konaga manages the SICCI Office administration through reception, office and printing supplies, events management as well as assisting financial duties on salaries and finance records. She started with SICCI on September 2015 as an intern under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Youth@Work internship programme.    

Before Shaun joined SICCI, she was an assistant administration officer with the events company Mac Group and made her potential known during Mac Group’s preparation of the SICCI Business Excellent Awards in 2015. She worked closely with Mac Group’s event manager while at the same time on internship with SICCI. After three months of internship, Shaun was called for an interview with the SICCI CEO who offered a full time position of her current role.

In previous engagements, Shaun did volunteer work for the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology. She graduated with a Certificate in Tropical Plantation Forestry and a Certificate in Environmental Science at the then Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) now known as the Solomon Islands National University.

Contact Shaun: admin_sicci@solomonchamber.com.sb


Maverick P. Seda

YECSI Coordinator

Maverick P. Seda is a final-year student at the University of the South Pacific studying Community Development. He is originally from the province of Guadalcanal.

Prior to joining the Solomon Islands Young Entrepreneur Council (YECSI). Maverick serves 2 terms as the Vice President, and Deputy Chairman at The University of the South Pacific Students Association Solomon Islands Students Council (USPSASI).

Maverick has worked as a volunteer with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Solomon Islands, particularly on youth empowerment and social accountability.

Maverick strives to link Young Entrepreneurs with opportunities both within and outside of the Solomon Islands.

Elvis Bwaa

Advocacy Officer

Elvis joined SICCI on 9 May 2022.  He graduated with a Law Degree from the University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus, Port Vila, Vanuatu. He is from Makira Ulawa Province.

Before joining SICCI Elvis worked as an Island  Innovation Ambassador at Island Innovation, His role involved working among policy change makers engaging with private sector, government ministries, NGOs and Universities to advocate for policy change allowing the economy to keep afloat in order to improve the livelihood of our people.

Marcla Para

Marcla Para

𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫

She graduated with Diploma in Business Studies at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Marcla spent the past five years working as the Administration Assistant at SATSOL before moving to SICCI. Marcla is a self-driven person, very articulate and strives for excellence. Her favorite quote is by Colin Powell, "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure,".

Irene Zonita Maeohu

Irene Zonita Maeohu

𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫 (𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧)

Introducing Irene Zonita, YECSI’s new Membership Officer Intern. Zonita will play a key role in advocating and promoting YECSI memberships.

She will also provide valuable support to YECSI Board of Directors & Coordinator, Maverick P. Seda, in handling YECSI's membership affairs.

Zonita is a second-year student at the University of South Pacific, Majoring in Human Resource Management and Public Admin.

Her goals are to see the development and growth of young people in entrepreneurship.

Ben Bilua

Ben Bilua

𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫
Bilua’s role is to undertake media and communication duties to help SICCI deliver its Strategic Plan. He is responsible for developing, managing and implementing media and communication plans.

𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧/𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬
University of South Pacific, majoring Journalism and Law. Oxford Climate Journalism Network and Institute of Constructive Journalism, Aarhus University, Denmark.

𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞
Bilua has spent 14 years working in Solomon Islands mainstream media industry. He covered numbers of regional and international meetings during his time in the mainstream media. Prior to joining SICCI, Ben served as a sub editor at the esteemed Island Sun Newspaper. His extensive background in journalism and media relations has equipped him with the necessary skills to effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders.

𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞
Co-author of Climate related hazard to food security - ABC Climate Hazard Grantee.
Four-times Grantee of Earth Journalism Network (Climate Change, Ocean Pollution and Environment).
One of the Founders and Pacific Representative of Zero Waste Journalism Network Asia Pacific.
Winner of Judith Nelson Institute Story Competition on Constructive Journalism.

Support SICCI and its members to promote and advocate changes that would grow private sector in Solomon Islands.