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            Head of State | O le Ao o le Malo

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II

            Birth date:?29 April 1947

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II was sworn in as the Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa on the 21st?July, 2017.

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano?has been the holder of one of Samoa’s four Tama Aiga titles, Tuimalealiifano since 1977.

            The Tama Aiga is a lawyer by profession, who has served his country in the Office of the Attorney General, as Public Trustee, in the Ministry of Police, the Justice Department and as a school teacher.

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano is a lay preacher of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, and also the former legal advisor, the former Elder Deacon of Aana District and the former commissioner of Lands for the Church. Tuimalealiifano is also a member of the CCCS Finance Committee.

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano is a former President of the Samoa Ex-Police Association and also affiliated with the Red Cross Society of Samoa, the Lions Club and is a member of the Samoa Law Society.

            Afioga Tuimalealiifano is married to Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimalealiifano and they both graduated from Malua Theological Bible School with Diplomas in Theological Studies.

            Academic History


            • Samoa College
            • The Australian National University (ANU), Australia.
            • Malua Theological College and Bible School, Samoa


            • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Australian National University (ANU), Australia.
            • Certificate and Diploma in Theological Studies, Bible School, Malua Theological College, Samoa.

            Employment Background

            • Current Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa
            • Former Member of the Council of Deputies
            • Former Police Officer, New Zealand
            • Former Chief Inspector, Samoa Police Service for 27 years
            • Former and first Public Defender, Samoa Justice Department
            • Former Public Trustee
            • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Samoa

            Service to the Church and Community

            • Lay Preacher of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa
            • Former Elder Deacon of Aana District
            • Former Legal Advisor and former Commissioner of Lands of the CCCS
            • Former member of the Red Cross Society, Samoa
            • Former member of the Lions Club, Samoa
            • First President of Samoa Ex-Police Association, Samoa
            • Member of the Samoa Law Society