John Tangit confirmed as PNG Power CEO

PNG Power Board Chairman, Mr Joshua Bakiri announced the appointment of the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Tangit to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Tangit who is a Mechanical Engineer by profession, has been Acting in the position since 24th April, 2013 when the former CEO, Mr Tony Koiri resigned from the position.

Prior to that Mr Tangit was the Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) for nearly a month when the former COO resigned from the position.

He was the General Manager Operations and Maintenance for 5 years before he was appointed the Acting COO and then ACEO.

Mr Tangit is one of the products of PNG Power’s training who worked his way up the ladder from being a graduate engineer to being confirmed at the CEO of PNG Power.

The Board has every confidence in Mr Tangit’s ability and his 28 years experience to lead this robust company and we will accord him every support on the way.

In the meantime, the Board also announces the appointment of the Company Secretary.

She is Mrs Linda Maru who has been with PNG Power for the last 14 years.

Mrs Maru commenced as a legal Officer with the company in 1999 and has worked her way up to be the General Counsel and currently is serving as the Board Secretary.

I am proud to say that Mrs Maru is the only female member of the Executive Management Team and the Board has recognised her experience, commitment, dedication and loyalty to the company and has appointed her to this very important position.

I take this opportunity to congratulate both Mr Tangit and Mrs Maru on their appointments and encourage them to strive harder to move this company forward in all areas of the power industry.

Moving forward the Board has also approved the reviving of the cadetship program which was shelved in the mid 1980s.

Ten students doing their second and third year studies from the three Universities, the University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology and Divine Word University have been selected to undergo the Cadetship program.

The Graduate Program which also stopped in 2008 is also being revived.

PNG Power sees this as its community obligation in giving something back to the country by training its young people.