BTIB - Our People

Our Team Members are the backbone of our success. We aim to offer the best client service by training and developing our people to be the best they can be. The heart of BTIB is our people, our clients, and our communities.

Our Team Members know that when they work for BTIB, we want them to make a difference.  BTIB encourages our people to be customer-led, client-focused and people-centred. 

Tatryanna Utanga

Tatryanna Utanga is a returning Kuki after living in New Zealand for 10 years and is BTIB’s Trade & Pa Enua Development Coordinator. She carries a variety of skills and experience including Sociology and Psychology, Human Rights Advocacy, Event Management and Funding Specialist. She has excellent organisational and strong communication skills essential for this role.

She has always been heavily involved with community even at a ‘grass-roots’ level and understands the importance of empowering and strengthening local and international trade. Tatryanna will be the point of BTIB’s trade connection, and will be working closely with other agencies to obtain as much trade information and trade data both here in Rarotonga and the Pa Enua.  She will also be assisting with the review of the Trade Policy Framework and will be instrumental in facilitating access and distributing information from the Trade Portal. 

Although a Rarotonga resident, Tatryanna believes our collective responsibility is to ‘give back’ to our Pa Enua by uplifting areas like Trade.  She looks forward to being proactive and driving Trade Opportunities to the next level.  

Welcome to the team Tatryanna!  

Ngarangi (Nan) Napa

Introducing Ngarangi (Nan) Napa who is employed as a Business Advisor from the Business Enterprise Team.  Nan joined BTIB in August 2020.  Nan previously worked for Pacific Resort Hotel Group in the Accounts and Admin division and has been with Pacific Resort for over 5 years. Nan has strong communication and organizational skills. She has a solid financial background, which is a massive advantage. Nan looks forward to helping local businesses who want to start living their dream of being their own boss and helping them expand their business to be successful. She has a great attitude, easy to get along with, and will fit into the team very well. More importantly, is approachable and ready to assist clients with a smile.  Welcome Aboard!

Vaite (Vai) Poila

Presenting Vaite (Vai) Poila who is our newest addition to our team. She is employed as a Business Advisor in the Business Enterprise Team. Vai joined BTIB in November 2020 and is passionate about helping business owners in the community.
Vai moved back to Rarotonga in February this year to be with her family after living in Australia for 3 years. Vai has a range of skills that she has gained from hospitality, pharmaceuticals to warehousing. Vai is thorough, has attention to detail and is easy to get along with. She brings a wealth of experience to the team and looks forward to supporting our local businesses here in the Cook Islands.