Baliki retires from BSP after 45 years


Aho Baliki has retired from Bank South Pacific after 45 years of service.
The bank said he joined the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in February 1974.
“He just wanted some ‘pocket money’ but went on to become managing-director of the then PNGBC,” it said.
Baliki said while he was working for the then Commonwealth Bank in 1974, his mother became very sick.
“I decided then to work for one year, and depending on my mother’s health, return to UPNG,” he said.
“As they say, the rest is history.”
Since joining the bank, he has progressed through the banking hierarchy to the position of managing-director of the PNGBC in 1999.
He was further appointed as general-manager human resources in 2000 when PNGBC merged with BSP.
Baliki has now retired as BSP general-manager paramount banking after 17 years since his appointment in 2002.
“It’s just the right time,” he said.
“It has been a long banking career and it’s time to get away.”
Baliki encouraged 800-plus staff at Waigani branch to have the ambition of saving money and look forward to have a better life after their careers.
“Try not to borrow too much from friends and try not to borrow from the bank,” he said.
“Live within your budget and one day you will become successful.
“There is no secret or short cut to success in life, let alone a professional career.”