Former RA Manager Made CFO of Vodafone Fiji

The Fiji Sun reports that Elenoa Biukoto has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Fiji, having previously worked as the telco’s Revenue Assurance Manager. Ms Biukoto’s LinkedIn profile states that she held the revenue assurance position between 2008 and 2012. This news may not set the world alight, but it is another sign that revenue assurance practitioners can move from a previously obscure niche into the most senior executive positions. In the year 2000 there was hardly anyone employed to do revenue assurance, and the average telco CFO had no idea what the words meant. Less than 20 years later we have telco CFOs who previously were employed to do revenue assurance full time.

Ms Biukoto’s tweets reveal the spirit needed to overcome life’s obstacles. She recently retweeted the following quote from famous basketball player Michael Jordan.

Good luck to Ms Biukoto in her new role, and we hope that one day other RA managers will be tweeting her words of inspiration.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns

Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.

Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar’s National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum’s Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

Commsrisk is edited by Eric. Look here for more about Eric’s history as editor.