Parliament session adjourned to Tuesday 27th August 2019, 2 PM

Hon. Richard Maru, OBE, MP

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister National Planning & Monitoring

Yangoru-Saussia Open

People's National Congress (PNC)

Parliamentary Services

Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament as the Member for Yangoru- Saussia during the National General Election 2017. Appointed Minister for National Planning and Monitoring in the Marape-Steven Government, sworn in on 07/06/19 by the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae, 2nd Term in this Parliament.

Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Yangoru-Saissia Open in the 2012 General Elections as an Independent candidate. Appointed Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet following formation of government in August 2012. Appointed Minister for National Planning and Monitoring in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet following the formation of Government from August 2017 to May 2019, Appointed Minister for Finance and Rural Development on 13/05/19 after a minor cabinet reshuffle.


Tertiary Education: PNG University of Technology, Lae in 198

Achievements: Graduated from PNG University of Technology, Lae in 1983 with a Bachelor of Technology in Business Studies Degree and awarded "Top Graduating Student in Monetary Economics" prize. Completed MBA from the University of Bath, UK in 1999. Awarded OBE in 2011 for services to development banking and rural development, and an active member of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Appointed Managing Director of the NDB in 2004 till resignation in 2011 to contest the 2012 National Elections

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