David Kelso MBE FAICD
Chairman

David is the non-executive chairman of the company, he is a highly experienced and accredited finance executive with 35 years of PNG experience. He is recently retired as the CEO/ MD of Moni Plus and has served on Boards of a number of PNG’s licensed financial institutions. He has exposure in a number of PNG’s economic sectors and provides the company direction in strategy, financing and corporate governance. David has experience in most PNG provinces and is cognisant to the various business challenges and difficulties in regional and remote locations. He a director of a number of private sector organisations in his semi-retirement. David was awarded a MBE in the 2016 Queen’s birthday decoration for his services to the PNG financial sector and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jon Pittar
Managing Director

Jon Pittar is the founder and managing director of Solar Solutions Ltd., overseeing all areas of operations and sales through our Port Moresby and Lae offices. Jon has an impressive 30 years of management and business experience in PNG, including senior roles such as General Manager PNG at Colgate Palmolive, Regional Operations Manager at South Pacific Brewery, a Director of the Manufacturers Council of PNG and the Chair of the Board of Directors at Pure Water. Being well known in the PNG business community for his high ethical standards, Jon is skilled in marketing management, negotiation, business planning, operations management, and analytical skills. Jon is passionate about PNG its future, and believes in the impact that the Solar Solutions product range can have on economic and sustainable development.

Chandan Makan
Financial Controller

Chandan is responsible for helping manage all financial and accounting matters. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing (1995) Diploma of Commerce – Accountancy (1996). Professional Qualifications include Chartered Accountant of CA ANZ (since 2004). After being based in Port Moresby with her family for the past 5 ½ years, Chandan continues to support the business remotely from New Zealand.

Lazarus Kenni
Consultant Business Development Manager
Lazz is a passionate Papua New Guinean and an important consultant Business Developer for Solar Solutions. He continuously finds solutions to strengthen our partnership with clients and stakeholders and improve the growth of the company into new areas.
Franziska Curran
Donor and Community Affairs Liaison Officer

Franziska Curran is passionate about finding new ways for Solar Solutions to partners with development sector stakeholders to increase the impact of programs in the water, sanitation and energy sectors. She recently submitted her PhD at The University of Queensland, exploring different business approaches to distributed technology access in rural low-income regions. Prior to this she studied Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, with an interest in renewable energies and sustainable development studies, and has worked in renewable energy and with Engineers Without Borders Australia. In her spare time, you can find Franziska bushwalking and cooking experimental meals.

Hobert Asari
Sustainable Development Officer

Hobert and his team work on partnership and projects, knowledge and innovations mostly with development sector stakeholders to enable Sustainable Development in the areas of Energy, Water & Sanitation , Education and Clean Cooking through a broad variety of livelihoods improvement technologies and solutions, this solutions are to ensure "No one is left behind in PNG". Hobert has a Bachelor from the University of Papua New Guinea in Sustainable Development. Hobert also helps our team when needed and takes care of the Website and Channels, and in spare times loves being with family, friends and doing volunteer activities.

Micah Bonny Safatigi
Sustainable Development Officer

Micah Bonny Safatigi is a Sustainable Development Officer at Solar Solutions PNG, where Micah’s role is to identify relevant stakeholders, schedule and attend meetings and draft grant applications for projects. Micah has worked with Care International PNG as a casual enumerator doing WEE Business Case Survey for Coffee Industry Support Project. Also, he has a three months experience working with Morobe Mining Joint Venture (MMJV) as an environmental officer under the Baseline Environmental Monitoring Programs, Rehabilitation Activities and Environmental Management System. Micah, graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Development in 2018. Micah’s hobbies include reading, singing and participating in volunteering services.

Ian Yehimbari
Sales and Distribution Manager-Lae

Ian is currently looking after Lae Distribution Center, which mainly sees him responsible for doing distribution to our major resellers within Lae, to the Highlands region, Momase and the Islands region. Qualification, Bachelor in Accounting/Management 2013 (Pacific Adventist University). Love the outdoors, traveling to new places meeting new people and cooking.

Angela Morove
Sales Manager

Angela has five years of experience working as a corporate sales executive and 4 years of experience working in customer relations for large corporation within PNG. Charismatic and energetic, Angela is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities. She is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed be it in the warehouse loading stock, installing a new fan or presenting to a new client. In her spare time Angela enjoys playing soccer and taking her two sons to the beach.

Keilangi Gui
Sales and Marketing Officer

Keilangi manages the national call centre for Solar Solutions at our Port Moresby Head Office. She is a young and charismatic person who responds to our customers queries online and through our call centre. Keilangi enjoys interacting with different people and continues to improve with experience.

Prisca Maniwavie
Accounts

Prisca has 10 years of experience working in Accounts and has been with Solar Solutions for 3 years. Prisca works closely with the Financial Controller and Managing Director to maintain accounts using online system, Xero. A mother to two girls, Prisca enjoys spending time fishing and swimming in the river by her house.

Potha Kwangut
Retail Sales Assistant

Potha is one of the longest serving staff on our team. She assists the branch manager in maintaining our retail outlet in Port Moresby.

Napoleon Sion
Technical Officer

Napoleon works in our Port Moresby Branch as a Technical officer who also helps to manage stock and install indoor and outdoor solar lighting for our clients. He is our expert in after service maintenance, technical support and warehouse management. Napoleon is a smart and hard worker who continuously takes on challenges with minimal supervision .