Interviews

‘SMEs are hurting’: ANZ’s Mark Baker on the bank’s post-COVID challenges in Papua New Guinea

Renegotiating terms or refinancing are proving to be the best way to deal with the shock caused by COVID-19 according to Mark Baker, Managing Director of ANZ Bank Papua New Guinea. In an exclusive interview he tells Business Advantage PNG that improving confidence is the big challenge.
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Solar for everyone: a glimpse into Papua New Guinea’s solar market today

What progress has solar energy made in Papua New Guinea and what is its potential, particularly for business? Christian Lohberger, President and founder of the Solar Energy Association of PNG and co-founder of Astra Solar Ltd, shares his views with Business Advantage PNG.
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Ok Tedi Mining to be a ‘model miner’, says new CEO

In the midst of Papua New Guinea's state of emergency, there was a change at the top of Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML). Business Advantage PNG asks Musje Werror, OTML's newly appointed Managing Director and CEO, about his vision for the future of PNG's largest mine.
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Crisis management: taking care of business during Papua New Guinea’s SOE

The first in a series of Business Advantage PNG online business briefings tackled the issue of managing your business during the COVID-19 crisis. Mahesh Patel, CEO of CPL Group, and Wayne Osterberg, KPMG PNG’s Director Advisory Services, looked at the critical issues during Papua New Guinea's state of emergency.
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Survival mode: the impact of COVID-19 on working in Papua New Guinea

Flexible work arrangements, losing key workers and restricted travel: these are unprecedented times for managing staff in Papua New Guinea. Gabriella Munoz talks to some top recruiters about the challenges being faced by employers and jobseekers.
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‘Crisis breeds innovation’: Tapioca Delight launches new online payment system

Tapioca Delight is spearheading change in Papua New Guinea, by becoming the first SME to start accepting online credit and debit card payments via Bank South Pacific's internet payment gateway. Gabriella Munoz speaks with owner Ginia Sialis to find out more.
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