Gerea Aopi

Industry will continue to support PNG: Executive

It will contribute immensely to the development of the nation’s human resource, economy, infrastructure and improving the livelihoods and living standards of thousands of communities.

The President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Gerea Aopi, said this when speaking at the 35th Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum held in Port Moresby recently.

“The industry alone contributes 26 percent of PNG’s GDP and 80 percent of the nation’s export revenue,” Aopi highlighted.

Constant coverage on LO issues concerns chamber

President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Gerea Aopi, said this during the recent 2017 Mining and Petroleum Conference in Port Moresby.

Aopi said there were currently very positive signs for the mineral, petroleum and LNG sector.

However, further investment in the sectors is under threat due to landowners’ discontent.

“It will be remiss of me to not echo the concerns around landowner commitments. The wide media coverage can adversely impact PNG’s aspirations for the recognition as an attractive investment destination.

Aopi retires from BSP board

Aopi CBE has decided to retire as a Director of BSP.

He has served as a Board Member since the amalgamation of BSP and PNGBC in 2002.

Aopi also served as a member of the Board of Audit and Risk Committees as well as most recently the Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Chairman of Board Sir Kostas Constantinou extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to Aopi on behalf of the Shareholders and his fellow Directors for his many years of dedicated service to BSP.

​Govt agencies lack consistency

Executive general manager of stakeholder engagement at Oil Search, Gerea Aopi, said this when addressing participants of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Workshop.

Aopi said from previous experience, when collaborating with the Government, there was usually no consistency amongst various agencies regarding policy and implementation.

He said to address a critical issue such as climate change, all government agencies and key stakeholders needed consistent alignment and direction to effectively address the issue.

​Daffodil Corporate Golf Challenge is on again!

This was announced by the PNG Cancer Foundation at the event launch yesterday.

The challenge will be held at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club on Friday, August 25th.

The much anticipated charity golf event was launched in Port Moresby by Gerea Aopi, Executive General Manager Stakeholder Engagement at Oil Search. Aopi is also the chairman of the PNG Cancer Foundation.

Mellam joins Chamber as new executive director

The Chamber Council announced today the appointment of the former University of Papua New Guinea Vice Chancellor to replace Anderson, who has been at the helm of the resource industry association for 28 years.

President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Gerea Aopi, welcomed Prof. Mellam’s appointment and thanked Anderson for his tireless service to the Chamber and the PNG resource industry.

Mellam brings to the Chamber a wealth of experience, having worked as a senior academic and vice chancellor for more than 29 years at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Aopi, Togolo, and Constantinou re-elected to Oil Search Board

During the company’s Annual General Meeting in Port Moresby on Friday, the three men were re-elected by a majority of the company’s shareholders.

Aopi joined the Board as an Executive Director on May 18, 2006 and presently holds the position of Executive General Manager Stakeholder Engagement.

He has substantial public service and business experience in Papua New Guinea, having had a long and distinguished career in government, filling a number of important positions, including Secretary for Finance and Planning and Managing Director of Telikom PNG Ltd.