Growing up in a developing country has made me understand the complexities of a multi-ethnic society that tries to bargain solutions for eradicating poverty. Some of their ideas are worthy of the cause while others cater to selfish ambition or for a better term, ‘corruption’. Unfortunately, every millennial in my country suffers the ripple effects of this distressing phenomenon.
It was easier to observe the contrast when I moved to Australia for university. This is not to say that first world countries have no flaws, but three years of exposure to new people, the new way of life and new ideologies did enable me to gain a clearer perspective from a developed country’s standpoint on the situation in PNG. I learned so much about myself and my ability to adapt in a foreign environment.
After moving back to Port Moresby, I became conditioned to have an innate capacity for finding solutions to pressing issues in my company and community. Today I am the Anti-Money Laundering Team Leader for the largest commercial bank in the country. Fighting financial crime is my passion but it is not an easy role to play as I operate outside of my comfort zone everyday.
I love to problem solve, travel the world and bring new ideas to the table. I don’t know where my next journey will take me but I am always full of energy and will continue to be a ‘Millennial Catalyst.’ International Connector is an uncommon table with vibrant individuals ready to voice their opinion from different walks of life including mine!