The Board Chairman and Directors of Solomon Islands Electricity Authority trading as Solomon Power, are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Donald John Kiriau to be the new Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Power effective today, after some 12 years since a Solomon Islander last held this position.

In a statement this morning Chairman of the Board David Quan said prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Power, Kiriau was the Chief Manager for the Economics, Research and Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, and had been a central banker for over 14 years.

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“He brings with him a wealth of leadership and strategic management skills and is a big advocator in empowerment,” he adds.

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Donald holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, United States of America.


Quan said Donald will lead Solomon Power through one of its most challenging and yet very exciting phase of growth and development, supported by a qualified, experienced, committed and talented team.

“We look forward to the continued support of all stakeholders, donors and all our valued customers in supporting Donald in his new role as CEO for Solomon Power.

“The Board of Directors look forward to working very closely with Donald to bring Solomon Power up to the next level, providing reliable and affordable power supply to all Solomon Islanders, in line with Solomon Islands Government’s National Development Strategy. Board Directors, management and staff of Solomon Power also wish to thank the retiring CEO, Mr. Pradip Verma for his excellent service, dedication and commitment during his tenure, and wish him well in his new endeavours,” Quan said in the statement.

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