Head of S.R.O.S. reappointed

Cabinet has reappointed Seuseu Dr. Joseph Edward Tauati as the Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (S.R.O.S.).

The announcement was made by the Government Press Secretariat on Friday morning. 

Seuseu began his tertiary education in Samoa studying Agriculture at the University of South Pacific at Alafua campus.

He graduated with a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture and Bachelor in Agriculture degree. 

The 41-year-old is an alumnus of Kochi University in Japan where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Bio – Resources Science.

He earned a degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

Seuseu has been a public servant for 13 years, previously in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and S.R.O.S., before he assumed the responsibility of leading S.R.O.S. over the last three years.  

S.R.O.S. was set up 14 years ago to lead scientific research and develop technologies that sustain and add value to our goods and services for export

S.R.O.S. has achieved a number of milestones in the last three years under Dr. Tauati’s leadership.

The organisation's key achievements include but are not limited to the production of the first taro whiskey and rum, and biodegradable plastic bags. 

He has led the S.R.O.S.’s research into a number of medicinal plants with potential to cure ailments, and has also continued to push for scientific research of herbal tea produced from leaves of local Samoan plants.

Seuseu is married to Nora Tauati and is the father of beautiful children. He is the son of Robyn Tauati, and the late Reverend Levaula Tauati.  

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