Female Papua New Guinean Appointed as Country Head for Offshore BSP Branch in the Solomon Islands

The green bank appointed Ms. Sandra Fore to the position of Country Manager for BSP Solomon Islands weeks after burning down of BSP Ranadi. 

With the confidence and support of the BSP Management and Executive, she was able to provide leadership to her staff in the Solomon Islands and ensure the bank’s operations were maintained to the extent possible despite the continued challenging conditions in Honiara.

 Female Papua New Guinean Appointed as Country Head for Offshore BSP Branch in the Solomon Islands

“You go into any new role with confidence to get the job done – but it is important to remain humble and just be nice,” says Sandra modestly when asked of her challenges during her second week on the role when the riot broke out in the Solomon Islands.

“It was a big challenge, ensuring business continuity with minimal impact on operations including cash, and preserving staff and customers’ safety,” She added elegantly.

“As we know, at BSP we work with, and for, each other; and we progress together – BSP has a great team of people who really work hard at their jobs to get things done, and so, we were able to maintain operations despite the tension,” asserted Sandra.

“The bank’s confidence in appointing Sandra to the position as the first Papua New Guinean to Head one of BSP’s Offshore branches is a milestone, and events of the first month have proven Sandra’s capability to take on country management of BSP’s second-largest business behind PNG and Fiji,” says BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming when commenting on Sandra’s new role.

“Sandra showed true leadership and confidence and was able to remain calm and lead her team without failure,” added Fleming.

"Sandra’s appointment also reflects BSP's ongoing commitment to enhancing and increasing staff developments and career path in the bank. She will now have a responsibility for managing BSP’s business in the Solomon Islands," said Fleming.

Mr. Fleming added that; “the BSP Board and Executives have every confidence in Sandra’s capability to effectively execute and manage this offshore branch and delivering results.”

“She is a fine example of Papua New Guineans excelling in their respective fields,” he added.

Image Credit: BSP Financial Group Limited

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