CPL training focuses on developing young Papua New Guineans

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CITY Pharmacy Ltd (CPL) Group has started the “Trainee directors programme” aimed at developing young aspiring Papua New Guineans.
In its first year, CPL group has appointed two staff – Eunice Parua, pictured, and Roberta Morlin as their trainee directors.
CPL has always been at the forefront of women empowerment in Papua New Guinea.
Whether it was the Pride of PNG Women’s Awards or the PNG Cricket Lewas women’s national team, CPL has over the last 30-years, been involved in women’s development and support programmes.
Each chosen trainee director would be allocated a current CPL director as mentor for a year.
Trainee directors will participate in board and audit committee meetings but would not vote on any board resolution.
They are able to observe first hand, processes, procedures and learn the mechanics of being a director at the coalface.
At the end of the period, a certificate would be issued certifying that they had served as a trainee on the CPL board.
Parua, 29, is from Western Highlands.
She is a lawyer by profession who has been in private legal practice since February 2013.
She practices as a litigation lawyer and had appeared on numerous occasions in the district, national and supreme courts.
Parua specialises in commercial, contract, tort, family and other civil areas of law.
While 29-year-old Morlin is the head of the Digital Strategic Business Unit at Bank South Pacific Ltd.
With a passion in artificial intelligence (AI), Morlin continues to develop her skills in AI and data
science while gaining practical digital experience in the financial industry.
In 2016, she participated in an entrepreneurship training programme at Draper University in Silicon Valley, California, US, where she developed a passion for high end technology and date driven industries. Morlin possess a bachelor’s of arts, PNG Studies and International relations from Divine Word University.
Graduated with excellence, she received an academic research award for a submitted dissertation on “Cyber security and PNG’s national state security” in 2012.
With a passion for market research in 2014, she had the opportunity to country manage market research projects in PNG and the Solomon Islands for a period with Tebbutt Research, Market Research Consultants.

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