President: Peseta Afoa Arasi Tiotio
Board Members: Sheree Stehlin, Seumanutafa Dr Malcolm Hazelman, Carmel Moore, Adimaimalaga Tafunai (executive director)


Executive Director:

Adimaimalaga Tafuna’i is a co-founder and the executive director of Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa. For more than 20 years she has led the organisation, and last year was recognised by the Vital Voices Global Partnership which presented Mrs Tafuna’i the Economic Empowerment Award at The Global Leadership Awards. Mrs Tafuna’i was also involved in bringing virgin coconut oil pressing to Samoa and in 1998 confirmed a fair trade contract with The Body Shop. She was instrumental in reviving Samoa’s finemat weaving and transforming it into an income-generating activity. Regionally, Mrs Tafuna’i was one of the initiators of the Pacific Organic Ethical Trade community, and has assisted other Pacific organisations become organically certified and negotiated their inclusion world markets. In 2006, she was chair of the Pacific Island Association of Non-Governmental Organisations. That year, she was also a Commonwealth Observer Group member for the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Uganda.

Associate Director - Programmes

Alberta Vitale oversees the running of the organics and production programmes. She currently sits on National Advisory Organic Steering Committee chaired by Samoa’s Prime Minister, and the Private Sector Support Facility. She holds a BCA (Commerce and Adminstration) from Victoria University of Wellington with a major in marketing and management. 

Protocol and Special Projects

Fuimaono Rose Me has more than 30 years’ experience in cultural and economic development in Samoa. She has been a manager at WIBDI almost 20 years. She currently sits on several national boards including the National Advisory Organic Committee, and is also a key member of the National Fine Mat Steering Committee, which are both headed by Samoa’s Prime Minister.




Warehouse Manager: Louisa Warner
Field Officers: Tuputa Meafou,Ferite Taualai, Anitelea Atonio,
Finance and Admin officers:  Ta'aloga Apa, Iupeli Leaso
Data Officers: Marissa Areli, Tayla Sumner
Microfinance officer: Annette Sapolu
Office Assistant: Norma Tauilili
Casual Staff: Karl Steffany, Titania Toma, Solomona Tavita, Feiloaiga Fesilafaiga Savea, Stephanie Stehlin, 

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