Chief Executive Officer

Johnson Pundari

Mr. Johnson Pundari

Mr. Johnson Pundari has over 17 years of private sector senior management and leadership experience having worked primarily for ExxonMobil PNG Ltd as its National Content Lead and the Institute of Banking and Business Management (IBBM) on various senior roles.He was recruited as the IBBM Enterprise Centre Manager in 2012. He eventually got promoted to General Manager and later appointed as the first PNG national to be the Executive Director in 2016 since the establishment of the institute in 1965. He held this position until May 2022. His 13 years at IBBM was devoted to and passionately helping and building capacities of local SMEs and PNG citizens. He is happy to serve them now in a different capacity with the same passion and vision he has developed in his career.

He has also been on several boards including Chairman of the Telikom Ltd Board, Board of National Fisheries Authority, Board of Datec PNG Ltd, Board of Niugini Media Limited, Board of Kalang Advertising Ltd and the Board of PNG Directories. Under his Chairmanship, Telikom Ltd for the first time has declared a small profit in 2021 Financial Year after so many years of qualified opinions and losses.

He has a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the Torrens University Australia, a Master of Economics Degree from the University of Hawaii USA, a Bachelors in Economics Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea and several short and specialized course certificates from Harvard Business School, the National University of Singapore and Quality Management and Audit Certificate from Singapore based DNV GL, a global International Standards Certification body. He is also the Vice Chancellors Award Winner of 2002 from the University of Papua New Guinea.