August 1, 2021 – Senator Rukebai Kikuo Inabo, AIF®, has joined the APAFS Board of Governors as a Board members from the Republic of Palau (“ROP”), representing the Senate Committee on Ways & Means and Financial Matters of the 11th Olbiil Era Kelulau, for which she serves as Chairwoman.
Senator Inabo will join Board members Patrick U. Tellei, EdD,President of the Palau Community College, and Vice Chairman of the APAFS Board of Governors.
Senator Rukebai Kikuo Inabo is serving her third term as a Member of the Senate of the 11th Olbiil Era Kelulau, the Palau National Congress. During current term (2021 to 2024), she is the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means and Financial Matters. In 10th OEK she was the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Utilities, Communications and Housing Development. During the 9th OEK she was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, Public Utilities and Infrastructure.
Before joining the campaign for the Senate, Senator Inabo was the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC). She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the PPUC for over 10 years. She has other work experience as Vice-President of the Bank of Hawaii Koror Branch and Chief Financial Officer for Surangel & Sons Company . She has held other positions locally such as Audit Manager at the Palau Office of the Public Auditor.
She has served in other public positions as the Chairman of the Board of the National Development Bank for 6 years and has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Palau Public Utilities Corporation for 4 years .
Senator Rukebai Kikuo Inabo graduated from Palau Mission Academy. She attended Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (USA) graduated with honors in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. In 1983 she went back to University of Houston and graduated in 1987 with Bachelor of Business Administration BBA with Concentration on Finance and International Finance. .
APAFS (www.apafs.org) is a Guam-based 501c3 association whose membership includes institutional investment funds throughout the Pacific Region. Its mission is to promote prudent stewardship through fiduciary education and to lead advocacy efforts on behalf of its membership.