From Cabinet - The Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi endorsed the appointment of Fepuleai Atilla Ropati as the President of the Land and Titles Court on the advice from Cabinet.
The appointment will officially commence on 1 August 2016.
Fepuleai is a lawyer by profession and has served in government for many years, including his recent post as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly for the last three Parliamentary terms.
Fepuleai had also worked as Corporate Manager for the Samoa Ports Authority, an Associate for the Petaia Law Chambers and was previously an Assistant Registrar for the Land and Titles Court.
Fepuleai holds a BA, LLB, PDLP degrees from the University of the South Pacific, the University of New England and the University of Tasmania.
Fepuleai hails from the villages of Saleaula, Safotulafai, Iva, Salelavalu and Fasitoouta.
He is married and they have three children.