UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

Mr. Timothy Pirinduo

Mr. Pirinduo is an Industrial/Organisational Psychologist with emphasis on human resource management and organisational management. He has more than 20 years of organisational experiences working in various organisations, both private, public and non-governmental organisations.

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).

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.

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.

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

Amb. Gabriel Pepson, OL

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. 

Mrs. Sakthipriya Easwaran

Ms Easwaran is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Business and Management and has taught at IBS for over six years. She specialises in teaching marketing and management units for Bachelors courses and marketing training for corporate clients.

Dr Chenniappan Murugesan

An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Dr Murugesan has more than two decades of academic and industry experience. He is currently Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) of IBS and a senior lecturer in the School of Accounting and Finance.