The man driving the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, is no stranger to the business world internationally and locally.
From traders to exporters, importers, investors, leaders of international N.G.O’s as well as Cabinet Ministers, the Chief Executive Officer has crossed paths with through-out his 30 plus years of service with the same Ministry.
And still counting.
In fact he remains one of the longest serving public servants with M.C.I.L.
And his vast experience is coming in handy as he begins his first term as C.E.O.
Pulotu realises that it is tough to stay on top as one of his portfolios is job creation.
Then there is the government mandate to attract genuine businesses with money to spend and invest in Samoa, to name a few.
But he is determined.
Life, Pulotu believes, is a classroom where one can never stop learning.
He wants to set an example for his six children that education is never ending.
In 2017, M.C.I.L’s Chief graduated from the National University of Samoa with a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies.
His other academic achievements include a Diploma on World Trade Organisation Trade Policy in 2000 from the W.T.O. Head office, Geneva.
In 2009 to 2010 he completed studies with University of Adelaide, Australia, Pacific Island Fellowship Award.
And on the same year attended the University of Victoria as part of the Samoa Public Sector Institutional Framework. He holds a Certificate in Training and Assessment & Diploma of Government (Project Management) PSP51304:
Pulotu has also completed the Leadership Samoa Programme and the Samoa Pacific Leadership Programme.
• 1989-1992 University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji: Bachelor of Arts (Majors Economics & Management)
• 1988: University Preparatory Year, Apia, Samoa
• 1985-1987: Samoa College, Samoa
• Birthdate: 24th October 1968
• Married to Mrs Aiolupotea Sauimalae Lepainenea Chu Ling
• Children: six (6) children)
Village – born and raised Aleisa i Laloanea. Now residing at Nuu-Falelauniu.