Who we are
Founded in 2018, Wanfuteng Bank is the second Vanuatu owned Bank.
Catherine Le Bourgeois
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Catherine Le Bourgeois holds a Master in Accounting and Finance, and Master in Business Law, and completed various training in General Management, Tax and Finance. Catherine has over 40 years of experience in the banking, legal, financial and software industries in different capacities.
As CEO of the Bank and member of the Board since March 2018, Ms. Le Bourgeois guided Wanfuteng Bank’s complete remodelling, expansion and office relocation to downtown Port Vila.
Wilmaraia joined Wanfuteng Bank from Air Vanuatu, where she has been working for the last year as General Manager of Human Resources.
Previously, Wilmaraia built her career at ANZ over a period of fourteen years in Vanuatu, Kiribati, Australia and Fiji, where she covered numerous roles including the Head of Retail, Acting Chief Executive Officer in Vanuatu and Kiribati and concluding her career as the first Ni-Vanuatu Chief Operating Officer.
Senior Vice President of Finance
Peter has had over 20 years experience in senior executive positions in a variety of local and international banking and financial institutions including Bank of South Pacific, Westpac Banking Corporation, Credit Lyonnais Australia Limited and Hong Kong Bank Australia Limited.
Peter moved to Vanuatu in 2010 and held senior Finance and Treasury positions with Westpac Bank and Bank of South Pacific Limited, prior to his joining Wanfuteng Bank Limited
Chief Risk Officer
Mariana moved to Vanuatu in 2007 joining Westpac (now BSP) as the Head of Credit and Compliance. In 2011 she joined ANZ Asia Retail & Pacific division as a Chief Risk Officer for Vanuatu, Timor Leste, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa and Cooks Islands.
Mariana also occupied various positions with then Lloyd-owned NBNZ and Westpac Banking Corporation in New Zealand, including Legal Counsel for Westpac New Zealand.
Chief Customer Services
Makrao moved to Vanuatu in 1998 and joined ANZ Bank (Vanuatu) Ltd in 1999 as a Lending Support Officer.
In January 2007 she was appointed as Small Business Specialist and then moved to Manager Lending Support in 2009. In 2011 she was appointed as Manager Risk and Compliance before moving to manage ANZ’s biggest and busiest branch in Port Vila as the Branch Manager. Before joining Wanfuteng Bank Makrao was appointed as Head of Retail.
Prior to joining Wanfuteng Bank, Manida was Senior Accounts Executive at OCRA (Mauritius) Limited for 15 years.
Manida has carried out Senior Management roles encompassing the full spectrum of AML/CTF Regulations, Management and Regulatory Frameworks and has been working closely with the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit and the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission.
Chief Technical Officer
Alexandre joined Wanfuteng Bank in October 2020. He holds a master in IT Engineering from SUPINFO International University.
With 10+ years of experience Alex has extensive experience and global expertise in ICT services and project management. Alex moved to Vanuatu in 2016 where he held the position of General Manager at EBS providing ICT services to a wide range of companies before joining Wanfuteng Bank.