Atenasi Ata

Chief Executive Officer

Atenasi is an emerging women leader who wants to see people in the Solomon Islands informed, engaged and invested in the future of the nation’s development with dignity and a high quality of life.

She is from West Kwara’ae, Malaita Province and Kiribati resettled in Komaleai Village, Shortland Islands, Western Province.

Atenasi started with SICCI as the CEO in September 2018 and sees the private sector and SICCI as having a significant role to play in enabling change that directly impacts people’s lives.

She has 13 years of work experience.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Atenasi worked with the Solomon Islands National Parliament Secretariat, Australian aid program office, and United Nations Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

She has worked in Solomon Islands and Kiribati.

Atenasi holds a Master in Law and Development from Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia and Bachelor in Marine Studies from University of South Pacific (USP), Fiji.

John Kanai Ta'amora

Advocacy Officer

John’s responsibilities as the Advocacy Officer mainly deals with driving the Chamber’s Advocacy plan 2015-2019. Part of this role is to do research that will help assist members of SICCI and the Solomon Islands Government in making better policies that are mutually benefiting. John joined SICCI in April 2017.

John aims to make Solomon Islands a better nation in his role through creating more job opportunities through the private sector, an important economic development driver in Solomon Islands. SICCI as the key organization representing the private sector would help Solomon Islands become great regionally and internationally.

He recently completed his Master of Arts thesis in International Affairs in February 2017 on Solomon Islands Foreign Policy and the Impact of RAMSI and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Politics at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.


Naomi Mara

Membership & Services Officer

Naomi drives the SICCI membership program and coordinates all SICCI events and training as well as the services and benefits SICCI offers for its members. Her role also includes sales and marketing. She joined SICCI in November 2017. 

Prior to her current position Naomi worked for the Youth@Work program in Honiara as part of the MEL (Monitoring Evaluation & Learning) team. She graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Social Science in 2017. 


Philip Lilomo

Media & Communications Officer

Philip is responsible for SICCI’s strategic plan in communications. He maintains the Chamber’s branding, design and graphic visibility, website administration, social media management and deals with the mainstream media contents. He also manages the flow of information in the SICCI network.

Philip is from Kolombangara in the Western Province and Small Ngella in Central Province.

Philip started a Journalism career with the Honiara-based Solomon Star Newspaper in 2008 and later joined the weekly publication of Sunday Isles Newspaper in 2010. In 2012 he was recruited by the Island Sun Newspaper as a senior journalist in their newsroom. In a span of over eight years in the mainstream media, Philip made his way up the newsroom department to become a sub-editor and the paper’s Sports Editor up until December 2015. After leaving Island Sun Newspaper, Philip worked mainly as a Freelancer before joining the Chamber.

He joined SICCI in June 2018.


Shaun Konaga

Administrative Manager & Finance Assistant Officer

Shaun Konaga manages the SICCI Office administration through reception, office and printing supplies, events management as well as assisting financial duties on salaries and finance records. She started with SICCI on September 2015 as an intern under the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Youth@Work internship programme.    

Before Shaun joined SICCI, she was an assistant administration officer with the events company Mac Group and made her potential known during Mac Group’s preparation of the SICCI Business Excellent Awards in 2015. She worked closely with Mac Group’s event manager while at the same time on internship with SICCI. After three months of internship, Shaun was called for an interview with the SICCI CEO who offered a full time position of her current role.

In previous engagements, Shaun did volunteer work for the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology. She graduated with a Certificate in Tropical Plantation Forestry and a Certificate in Environmental Science at the then Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) now known as the Solomon Islands National University.

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Emmanuel Pitakaka

YECSI Coordinator

Emmanuel is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs to grow and contribute to the socio-economic development of Solomon Islands.

He is responsible for coordinating the implementation of YECSI’s long-term strategy to support and empower young entrepreneurs. Emmanuel also manages the administrative tasks of YECSI such as budget planning and expenditure, as well as managing the team and workflow.

Emmanuel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He joined YECSI in February 2019.

Chantelle Lincoln

YECSI Organisational development Adviser (VSA Volunteer)

Chantelle is from Auckland, New Zealand and is a young, vibrant individual with a real passion to develop not only YECSI as an organization but also make an impact for our members.

Chantelle has a range of experience, her most recent role working at Auckland University of Technology where she worked with business and community partners while also coordinating student support initiatives for Maori and Pasifika students.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters degree that focused on Social enterprise. She has a strong interest in education, growing strong communities and supporting young pacific peoples. YECSI are pleased to have Chantelle for the next 12 months.