Jonathan Manggope Paraia applies nearly 25 years of professional experience to his position as managing director of Timaimi Kewaiya Investments Ltd., a firm that provides residential and commercial real estate services. Throughout his career, he has attained invaluable knowledge in several areas of the real estate industry, as well as in strategic planning and value development in mining operations. Formerly, Mr. Manggope Paraia served as the chief lead negotiator and represented the indigenous owners of mineral resources for the world-class Porgera Gold Mine development. He also served as a manager of superintendent community and government affairs with Placer Dome Inc and Barrick Gold.
Mr. Manggope Paraia holds a Bachelor of Arts in science and public administration from the University of Papua New Guinea. While attending the university, an exploration business was conducting a mining campaign in his country and he decided to join the company, which sponsored his studies.