Mesepa Tapuitea Lafaialii

Chief Manager Business Development
Samoa International Finance Authority


Mesepa Tapuitea Lafaialii is the Chief Manager for Business Development Division at Samoa International Finance Authority (SIFA). She is responsible for marketing and promoting Samoa’s international financial services under SIFA’s new Marketing Company “Samoa International Business Finance Centre Ltd. (“Samoa IBFC)”.

Mesepa has over 10 years’ experience in international financial services having worked as legal officer in the registration, compliance legal division before headlining the marketing and business development division of SIFA.

Mesepa has participated and presented in the China Offshore Summit since 2013 and has presented on behalf of SIFA at numerous international workshops and conferences. Having worked in all areas within SIFA, Mesepa’s business solutions and knowledge of the market demands in Samoa have allowed her to build networks with existing business partners and to develop business relationships with the new. Mesepa’s role is to increase investor’s interest in the products offered by Samoa through SIFA and its market.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts majoring in Political Science and International Relations and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Auckland New Zealand.