We are pleased to announce that Michael Koisen, our Group CEO for Teachers Savings and Loan Society (TISA), has been named Most Trusted Financial Services CEO in the APAC CEO of the Year Awards, 2024. 

The APAC Awards hosted by the APAC Insider is a prestigious awards program that distinguishes, and recognizes hardworking CEOs dedicated to innovation and success in the Asia Pacific region. 

This award recognises Mr. Koisen’s unparallelled work and leadership in the growth and success of TISA. 

Commenting on Mr. Koisen’s award, Chairman of TISA Group, Gabriel Tai said: “Michael is a strategic leader. He was appointed Group CEO when the Society was under significant stress. 

He accepted the challenge, and with his skills and experience, has guided TISA out of statutory management and into what TISA is today. 

This milestone and unparalleled achievement as APAC CEO of the year 2024 is testament to 23 solid years of building TISA and his commitment to improving the lives of ordinary Papua New Guineans by promoting ethical and responsible banking practices with our customers, stakeholders, and communities in mind. 

On behalf the members of TISA, Board, Management and Staff of TISA Group, I would like to congratulate Mr. Koisen on this well-deserved award.” 

“TISA is currently going through a growth phase with major changes as we prepare ourselves to become a fully-fledged commercial bank. There are so many moving parts to this,” said Michael Koisen, Group CEO for TISA. 

“As a business leader, I am constantly on the move, trying to grow the organization, providing solutions to our challenges, and reinventing to remain relevant to the changing needs of the people that I serve. 

I am honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of TISA and Papua New Guinea. 

It validates what I do for ordinary Papua New Guinean families and communities and encourages me to continue my privilege of service in my sphere of influence. 

I share this award with all the members of TISA in Papua New Guinea, for without their trust and support all the hard and smart work is in vain. 

The privilege of trust granted to me by the Board of Directors of TISA Group has been a source of strength, the support from my Executive Leadership Team and staff is much appreciated.” 

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