Hon Dr Teuea Toatu
Dr Teuea Toatu is an economist by training and profession. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia. Professionally, Dr Toatu is a Senior Associate member of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance. He has held senior positions in government, regional and international organisations, having worked in the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji. Academically, Dr Toatu was a fellow at the Crawford School, ANU and lecturer at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Dr Toatu was elected to the Kiribati Parliament in 2016 and appointed Minister of Finance & Economic Development. Recently, he was appointed Vice President of the Republic of Kiribati but still holding the Finance Minister’s portfolio.