Hon. Richard Maru
OBE, MP, Minister for International Trade and Investment
Achievements: Holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bath, UK, in 1999, a Bachelor in Technology in Business Studies from the University of Technology in Lae in 1983 and awarded “Top Graduating Student in Monetary Economics” prize. Awarded OBE in 2011 for services to development banking and rural development, and an active member of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Managing Director of the NDB from 2004-2011 until resignation to contest the 2012 National General Elections