BSP Life new appointments

Date: 02/11/2016

Release Date 1 August 2016

BSP Life New Appointments

BSP Life today announced the appointment of Mr Josaia Naulumatua Rayawa as Head of Sales. Mr Rayawa forms part of BSP Life's dynamic Distribution and Marketing leadership team and will provide oversight and direction for all Sales Units.

Mr Rayawa is a respected leader in the Tourism and Corporate environments with 27 years of experience across a wide spectrum of the Sales & Marketing platform within the tourism industry. Commenting on the appointment, BSP Life's Managing Director Mr Malakai Naiyaga said, "Mr Rayawa's vast experience in sales and marketing, good grounding in customer service, as well as his personal networks will assist BSP Life in its next phase of strategic growth."

Mr Rayawa is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute of Tourism of the University of Hawaii. He has served on many boards and is currently a board member of the Rama Se Foundation which is an arm of Friends of Fiji & Pacific Foundation.

Mr Naiyaga said that he is also pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Kelera Tamani as Broker Sales Relationship Manager. Ms Tamani has 27 years' of experience in the Health business having begun her career as an Underwriting Clerk with the then Blue Shield Insurance in 1989. Mr Naiyaga added that BSP Life is always looking to develop people internally and first appoint from within if talent is available.

Ms Tamani has a Diploma in Insurance Financial Services from the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). She also recently attained a Diploma in Management from the University of the South Pacific.

Mr Naiyaga said that "BSP Life is confident that Ms Tamani's experience, in-depth knowledge of the Health business, and familiarity with Brokers services will also assist in the further development of BSP Life's growth initiatives.

"The BSP Life family looks forward to welcoming Mr Rayawa and Ms Tamani to the management team and the opportunities their experience will bring in terms of creating long-term value for our policyholders, shareholders, staff and our community," added Mr Naiyaga.

BSP Life is a leading provider of life and health insurance with over $533 million in investments, 50,000 policyholders, ten sales centres around Fiji and close to 150 professional sales advisors all licensed by the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

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About BSP Life

BSP acquired the Colonial Life & Health business from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in November 2009 and rebranded it to BSP Life. BSP Life is a member of the BSP Group. The Fiji operation is the first Insurance Company for the Group. Head quartered in Suva, BSP Life has 8 agencies and a Customer Service Centre. BSP Life is one of the largest and most successful Life and Health companies in Fiji.

About the BSP Group

The BSP Group is a leading provider of financial services including retail and business banking, life insurance and health insurance. BSP has a proud and established reputation in Papua New Guinea, and a long history of highly successful business in the region. BSP has become the most respected bank in Papua New Guinea. Aside from Papua New Guinea, BSP is represented in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands.

For more information, please contact:

Mr Akuila Rawaqa

Acting Marketing Manager, BSP Life

Mobile: 702 4891

Telephone: 326 1344

Facsimile: 330 0920