Jennifer Ula-Fruean appointed as BSP’s Samoa new Country Head


The Bank South Pacific Samoa Limited confirmed the appointment of Jennifer Ula-Fruean as their new Country Head. 

The announcement was made following the appointment of Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, former Country Head for BSP Samoa to a Group Executive role – General Manager Offshore Branches.

In a statement issued says, Jennifer is a Samoan citizen and currently holds the position of Head of Finance for BSP Samoa.

“Her appointment reflects BSP’s continued commitment to promoting citizen employees to Senior Management roles.

“She brings with her 20 years of experience in Leadership and Management including 10 years of experience in the Banking industry and 10 years in the Insurance industry.  Her experience spans different industries, having worked as an Auditor at the Samoa Audit Office, Financial Controller/Company Secretary at the National Pacific Insurance Limited and Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary at National Bank of Samoa Limited. 

“She also sits on a number of Government and Private Sector Boards as well as Board Committees in Samoa and the Pacific.”

Ula-Fruean holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Financial Management degree from the University of the South Pacific, Suva and holds various certifications including Chartered Accountant – Samoa Institute of Accountants, Senior Associate Certified Insurance Practitioner ANZIF, and Certified Public Accountant-CPA Australia. 

Ula-Fruean also a participant of BSP’s Leadership and Management Development Program having completed numerous leadership courses at Melbourne Business School and the prestigious Insead Executive Business School in France. 

 “I am grateful to our Lord for his endless blessings on me and my family and expressed gratitude to Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, BSP senior executives and the whole BSP Samoa team for this is a fantastic team achievement for our business,” said Ula-Fruean.

I also stand tall today, because of the sacrifices, prayers and service of my parents, the late Tunumafono Ae Faalata Ula and Maria Walter-Ula and my birth mother the late Jennifer Marion Lincoln-Ula.”  

Jennifer is the eldest of seven children to veteran teacher and School Principal Mr Ula and is married to Fonoti Ferron Fruean with three children from Ululoloa.

“I look forward to continuing to serve Samoa and our customers in this new role.”