Tevita joined the PHAMA Plus Program in September 2022 as the Country Manager for Tonga. He brings to the program his almost 20 years working experience with Government including Education, Fisheries and Ministry of Trade and Economic Development. He held various senior positions in the public sector including the role of Principal Trade Officer and Deputy CEO for the Ministry’s Business Supports and Trade Divisions for many years and Acting CEO from 2018 to 2019. He has amassed wealth of experiences in international trade, MSME development, business entrepreneurship, marketing and investment promotions in Tonga and abroad. Tevita is passionate about creating more trade opportunities for Tonga’s agro-export industry through encouraging projects that will contribute to increasing the value of exports for Tonga’s agricultural and horticultural sectors, and have positive impacts on farmers and households in rural areas.