ASTCA Board appoints Fala Sualevai as acting CEO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASTCA Board Chairman Fai'ivae Iuli Alex Godinet called a special ASTCA Board meeting this past Saturday to select an acting CEO after the sudden passing of former CEO, Talking Chief Puleleiite Li'amatua Tufele, Jr.
The Board unanimously agreed to appoint Ms. Fala Sualevai as the Acting CEO until a permanent CEO is selected. The Board believes that Fala has been working closely as part of the management team with the former CEO. With this, she is able to face the challenging telecommunication, operational, finance issues, various critical projects, and partners and vendors in order to elevate and improve the services of ASTCA for the community.
Fala has over a decade of experience in Senior Finance role in the Utilities and Telecommunications sectors in American Samoa. She has managed all aspects of Finance operations including Financial Reporting, Financial Controls, Collections, a nd Revenue Assurance. A strong team builder, Fala has a track record of building a strong Finance organization through leadership, mentorship, and her unwavering work ethic. She is passionate in driving the organization to succeed and is thorough in her role in motivating her team to ensure they deliver service at its highest level.
The Board will be calling a meeting with the managers and the entire workforce in the next few days. However, the focus of the Board is to continue to support and empower all the employees to ensure that ASTCA continues to deliver exceptional service to our people and maintain the goal of completing projects at hand. Chairman Fai'ivae Iuli Alex Godinet concluded.
Opening the meeting with words of comfort and encouragement, Chairman Faiivae said, "There are significant events that occur in its own unique timing and in the history of our Territory's development, but there is also God's timing and plan that we cannot control or forecast. We all need to honor our former CEO by staying focused in completing all the projects that were dear to his heart; serving our people." The Chairman also acknowledged the fact that all the managers and their respective divisions are familiar with their duties and responsibilities, including their daily operation and schedule of delivering services and completing various projects.