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Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

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QUICK FACTS:

NAME: Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

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BIRTH DATE: November 02, 1970

PLACE OF BIRTH: Apia, Samoa

EDUCATION: University of Auckland: Bachelor of Commerce; Master of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws. University of Cambridge Queens College: Master of Business Administration

 

KNOWN FOR: NZ Politician

VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Afega, Vaiala, Faleasi’u, Pu’apu’a

 

SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Joined Russell McVeagh as a solicitor, specializing in the practice areas of corporate and commercial law. Later moved to England where he worked for Bankers Trust as a Financial Analyst
  • Moved to Sydney, Australia where he became an Executive consultant with Macquarie Bank
  • 2007 – Living in Auckland, New Zealand – elected as Councillor to the Tamaki-Maungakiekie seat on the Auckland City Council and was appointed as Chairman of the City Development Committee. Later resigned his council post in 2009
  • First elected to the New Zealand Parliament as a National MP in 2008, winning the Maungakiekie seat that had been vacated by well-respected and former Samoan Labour Party MP – Vui Mark Gosche
  • 2011 – Up for re-election and won the Maungakiekie seat for a second term
  • Active in what happens locally in his community – serving either as coach, chairman, board member or simply a participating member of various community activities
  • 2014 – Sworn in as Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and Associate Minister of Local Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

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