Food. Nature. People.


Right Hon. James Marape

Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Minister for Bougainville Affairs and Minister of Defence
Prime Minister Marape, who is also a former finance minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), was first elected to Parliament in 2007 and was elected Prime Minister in May 2019. In addition to the Finance portfolio, he has also served as Minister of Education, Parliamentary Secretary for Works and Transport, and has sat on the Parliamentary Referral Committee on Inter-Government Relations. Prime Minister Marape has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, a post-graduate Honours degree in Environmental Science, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Papua New Guinea. He previously worked as Acting Assistant Secretary of Policy with the Department of Personnel Management from 2001 to 2006.