ACEF Speaker 2021

Setitaia Chen

Former CEO - Tonga Power Limited,
Power Utility

Name: Setitaia Pasivaka Chen
DOB: 11th June 1982
Nationality: Tongan
Position: Former Chief Executive Officer of Tonga Power Limited

  • BEng (Electrical & Electronic) MIPENZ
  • NZIM Diploma in Project Management

Seti has been involved in the Power Utility Industry for over 17 years having gained extensive experience in New Zealand before migrating back to Tonga in September 2012.

Seti is TPL’s former Chief Executive Officer having been the General Manager of Operations and prior to that as Network Design & Planning Manager. Seti commenced his professional career working for Electrix NZ as a Transmission Line Engineer, leading into Project Management. Seti’s involvement with projects spans over a wide range of network upgrades, rehabilitation, restoration, solar and wind farms, battery energy storage systems as Tonga moves towards its goal of Renewable Energy dependence.


  • Navigating the New Normal in a Fragile Pacific (ADB - Pacific Regional Department)