Knowing the Right People for Your Query

Given the diverse roles and functions of the IPA, the organisation implements its services through the following divisions:

1- Investor Servicing and Promotion - Business people investigating the investment potential of PNG are encouraged to contact this division about their investment interests, and any other assistance that they may require. The division is headed by the Director of the Investor Servicing and Promotion Division. For more information you can contact the Director’s office on the following addresses:

Mr. Daroa Peter, Acting Director- Investor Servicing and Promotion Division

Location – First Floor, IPA Haus, Munidubu Street, Lawes Road, Konedobu

Postal Address

Investment Promotion Authority, PO Box 5053, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 308 4413, (675) 308 4400, Fax: (675) 320 2237

Email: ispd@ipa.gov.pg/daroap@ipa.gov.pg

2 – Business Registration and Certification (Companies Office)- The Companies Office is responsible for the administration of Papua New Guinea’s key business laws such as the Companies Act, Business Names Act, Business Groups Incorporation Act and the Associations Incorporation Act. The division is headed by the Registrar of Companies.

Investors should also be informed that there may be other specific laws which apply to their activities.

For further information please contact:

Ms Harriet Kokiva, Acting Registrar of Companies

Location – Ground Floor, IPA Haus, Munidubu Street, Lawes Road, Konedobu

Postal Address

Investment Promotion Authority, PO Box 5053, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 308 4439, (675) 308 4400,

Fax: (675) 321 3049

Email: registrar.companies@ipa.gov.pg.

3 – Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea – The IPOPNG is established to ensure that while in the promotion of investment in a friendly regulatory environment, the sovereign interest of Papua New Guinea and its citizens is protected and the interest of the investor or creator of intellectual property is protected from unscrupulous exploitation.

The Office administers the Trade Marks Act, the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act (2000) and the Patents and Industrial Design Act (2000). It is headed by the Registrar of the Intellectual Property Office of PNG.

For more information, you can contact:

Ms. Amelia Na’aru, Registrar – Intellectual Property Office of PNG

Location – First Floor, IPA Haus, Munidubu Street, Lawes Road, Konedobu

Postal Address

Investment Promotion Authority, PO Box 5053, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 308 4432, (675) 308 4400, Fax: (675) 321 5155

Email: registrar.ipopng@ipa.gov.pg, Website: www.ipopng.gov.pg

4 – Securities Commission of Papua New Guinea - The SCPNG is vested with the regulatory and enforcement powers and functions under the Securities Act 1997, the Takeovers Code 1998 as well as certain provisions of the Companies Act 1997 which relate to prospectuses, offering of shares to the public and other related matters. In brief, the SCPNG’s primary function is to regulate the establishment of stock markets and practices in the country relating to the offering of shares to the public. The division is headed by the Chairman of the Securities Commission of PNG, who is also the Registrar of Companies.

For more information, you can contact:

Mr. Christopher Hnanguie, Chairman- Securities Commission of PNG

Location – Second Floor, IPA Haus, Munidubu Street, Lawes Road, Konedobu

Postal Address

Investment Promotion Authority, PO Box 5053, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 308 4439, (675) 308 4454 or (675) 308 4400, Fax: (675) 321 3049

Email: chnanguie@ipa.gov.pg

5- Corporate Services – Corporate Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the relevant performing divisions of IPA are adequately supported to effectively perform the responsibilities. The division is responsible for the provision of administrative and human resources development support, information technology management, provision of financial, accounting and budgetary services to the technical divisions of IPA. It is headed by the Director- Corporate Services Division. For more information you can contact:

Ms. Anna Marikawa- Director Corporate Service Division

Location – First Floor, IPA Haus,

Munidubu Street, Lawes Road, Konedobu

Postal Address

Investment Promotion Authority, PO Box 5053, Boroko, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Phone: (675) 308 4422, (675) 308 4400, Fax: (675) 320 0262

Email: csd@ipa.gov.pg/ annam@ipa.gov.pg