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 the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.