Executives Bio & Information

Chief Executive Officer

Fui Tupai Mau Simanu

Fui Tupai Mau Simanu started as the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry in June of 2022. He joined MWTI after having worked as the Chief Engineer for the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) for eight years from 2014 to 2022. Fui is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with the Institute of Professional Engineers of Samoa (IPES). He is one of the senior members of IPES having served as its President from 2015 to 2017 and also as a Council member from 2013 to 2018. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Power Industry which has seen him worked on some of the biggest Infrastructure and Renewable Energy projects implemented by the Samoan Government. He is also a former lecturer at the National University of Samoa’s Institute of Technology. He hails from the villages of Savaia, Falefa, Sagone and Saoluafata.

ACEO Civil Aviation Division (CAD)

Lauano Yvonne Tuioti Mariner

Lauano started working for MWTI in 2007 as the Principal Officer for Aviation Security. She left the Ministry after ten years to become the Quality Assurance and Safety Officer for Samoa Airways Ltd. She re-joined MWTI in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Civil Aviation, a role she still holds up to this day. Lauano has the distinction of being first in a number of important milestones in Civil Aviation for Samoa. She was the first female technical officer for Civil Aviation to work for the Ministry. She was also the first Samoan to graduate with Graduate Diploma in Aviation from National University of Singapore as well as being the first Samoan to complete the ICAO Aviation Security Inspector’s course. She is the proud mother of five children and is from the villages of Lelata, Salelologa and Patamea.

ACEO Corporate Services Division (CSD)

Magele Faamaini Fotu Vaa

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ACEO Legal

Kalameli Seuseu So'o

Kalameli Seuseu-So’o joined the Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure in 2017 as the first Assistant Chief Executive Officer – Legal. She previously worked in the Office of the Attorney General from 2006-2016 before moving to the Office of the Ombudsman, Samoa.

ACEO Asset Management Building Division (AMB)

Tilianamua Aloalii

Tilianamua Aloalii joined the Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure in 2018 as the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Management and Building Division. I previously worked as the Team Administrator (Property) for the New Zealand High Commission in Apia for three years, managing the Post’s property portfolio. For over ten years, she worked as a Quantity Surveyor for Dominion Constructors Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand.

ACEO Land Transport Division (LTD)

Sagauga Leilani Galuvao

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ACEO Maritime Division (MTD)

Vaelua Sonny Brown

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ACEO Transport & Infrastructure Sector Coordination Division (TISCD)

Tauiliili Kalavini Maualaivao

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ACEO Policy & Planning Division (PPD)

Muliagatele Paulino Pania

Muliagatele Paulino Pania was first ever appointed as an ACEO Policy and Planning ever since 2012. He was also heavily involved in the development and formulation of the first Transport Sector Plan in 2014. He is currently responsible in the overall coordination of Samoa Asset Management Strategy. Muliagatele has been holding the ACEO Policy and Planning position for four (4) consecutive terms. He attended Avele College and graduated from the University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand. Muliagatele also holds another matai title namely ‘Tevaga’ in Samalaeulu, Savaii.

ACEO Planning & Urban Management Agency Division (PUMA)


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