Press Release – New Zealand Government
Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
31 July 2014 Media Statement
New Appointment to Pacific Business Trust
Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the appointment of Mr Uluomato’otua Aiono as a member of the Pacific Business Trust Board.
The Pacific Business Trust is a charitable trust, established in 1985 and incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. It works to develop a strong economic base for Pacific peoples in New Zealand by providing opportunities through business ownership and participation.
“Mr Aiono is a successful businessman and entrepreneur who will make a significant contribution to the Trust. He offers years of experience nationally and internationally with specific accomplishments in enterprise resource planning,” says Mr Lotu-Iiga.
Mr Aiono is of Samoan ethnicity and is a business graduate from the University of Otago. He is the founder of the high technology enterprise resource planning software company COGITA. On 1 October 2010, he was appointed as the Chairman of the National Pacific Radio Trust. Mr Aiono is a member of the AUT University Ethics Committee and a director of Habitat for Humanity for Greater Auckland.
His appointment is for a term of one year.