Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has confirmed the appointment of Lefaoalii Unutoa Auelua Fonoti as the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Lefaoalii is the former Regulator, who resigned from her position in 2020 while on suspension over an investigation by the Public Service Commission, following a complaint by her former Secretary alleging mistreatment and allegations that Lefaoalii abused her authority.
Not long after her resignation, Leafaoali’i was contracted by Samoa Digital Communications Limited, as a Consultant for their Internet Service Provider (I.S.P.).
Leafaoali’i is the first Samoan to be appointed as the Regulator; an engineer by profession. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia, and a Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) from the University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane Australia.