UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

Dr Emmanuel Aquino

Dr. Emmanuel is currently the Dean of Students and the Head of School, Business and Management. His area of expertise includes marketing and business management, as well as microfinancing.

Amb. Gabriel Pepson, OL

Amb. Gabriel Pepson has served on the council for three years now, since 15th March 2019. He is currently the IBSUniversity Chancellor, and his area of expertise include Economist and Diplomat.

Dr. Ponnusamy Manohar

Actively involved in education, training, research, consultancy and flexible teaching & learning activities since 1991 at different institutions (National education commission, tertiary institutions and the universities) and 29 years of educational management and academic experiences

Dr. Rio Fiocco

Dr. Fiocco has served on the Council for three years. He demonstrates a strong commitment to developing PNG’s human resources as well as promoting Port Moresby as a safe and liveable city.

Ms. Auvita Rapilla

Auvita holds a Degree in Public Administration from University of Papua New Guinea and Masters in Sport Organisation Management from University Claude Bernard of Lyon, France. She is an accredited Master Educator for the Oceania Sport Education Program.

Mr Giau Duruba

Giau Duruba has 41 years of experience working in the private sector in PNG. Of this, 22 years was at the executive management level overseeing the human resource functions of two large organisations in PNG.

Dr Ramachandran Arunachalam

Dr Arunachalam (or Dr Ram, as he’s better known) is currently the Vice Chancellor at IBS. His research interests include accounting, finance, banking, marketing and cost audits. 

Milfred Agustin Lopez

Mr Lopez is currently Head of Audit and Assurance and senior lecturer in the School of Accounting and Finance — a role he has held for more than seven years. His areas of expertise include auditing, financial accounting and financial reporting.

Ms. Raphaela Sigamata

Raphaela’s qualifications include a Master’s in Educational leadership and Management (Flinders University, Australia) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Assurance (Melbourne University, Australia).