Air Niugini welcomes Wala as general manager


AIR Niugini has appointed its first female general manager for one of its subsidiary, Property and Facilities.
Bonai Pepena Wala has worked in Air Niugini for 24 years in areas such as finance and human resources.
She was Air Niugini’s human resource manager.
Air Niugini chief executive officer Simon Foo welcomed Wala to her new role and said he was confident of her leadership.
“With 24 years of experience working in the airline industry, with vast knowledge in the areas of asset management and inventory, financial accounting, board and management reporting, revenue accounting, treasury, special projects and human resource management and 11 years of management experience, we are very confident of Bonsai’s appointment,” Foo said.
Wala acknowledged the board and management of Air Niugini for the trust and confidence in her.
“11 years of holding respective management roles has prepared me well in terms of balancing work and family life,” she said.
“I am dedicated and committed in this new role I am entrusted with and to perform beyond the board and the management’s expectation.”
Property and Facilities will be responsible for managing all Air Niugini’s property assets both commercial and residential with a view to growing the portfolio to maximise revenue.

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