AJA POTABE ALEX
WhatsApp: +675 7317 3815 (PNG)
WhatsApp: +61 432 394 666 (Australia)
Aja graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (dual major) in Political Science and Journalism (2010) from the University of Papua New Guinea, where he was awarded the prestigious UPNG Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance for the 2010 academic year. He withdrew from undertaking Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science (2013) due to personal reasons. Aja has been in the media industry for six years, during which he has been specially assigned to cover real estate, oil and gas, politics, and banking and finance news for the Port Moresby-based Pacific Business Review newspaper. He was the former acting managing editor and also held the roles of business editor, sub-editor and business reporter for the English language weekly business newspaper. Aja founded ANX Real Estate Brokers in 2015 when Papua New Guinea had experienced a massive property investment as a result of several oil and gas projects. He also serves as a Chairman and CEO of PetroAJ Capital Limited, a boutique oil, gas and energy investment and financial advisory firm based in Port Moresby. Aja is also the co-founder, lead volunteer and deputy chairperson of Tagali Integral Students & Human Development Association Inc (TISHDA), a charity organization that engages local student volunteers to promote education as a fundamental platform for progress and prosperity of tribal war-torn Tagali LLG in Tari, Hela Province. He has also been a volunteer public relations officer with National Narcotics Bureau of Papua New Guinea during the periods 2013 –2014 and 2018 – 2019. He is a life member of Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG).