Pacific Rim Registry Specialists
MRA Advisors Inc., a corporation registered and headquarted in the Federated States of Micronesia, was founded in 2005. MRA responded to the FSM government's internationally published RFP (Request For Proposal) for a Registration Advisor and was awarded the opportunity to negotiate a contract to promote the FSM's Corporate Registry and related programs. The long term contract was signed on November 14, 2005.
At Citibank for 22 years, Steve was the Division Executive of both Worldwide Securities and North Asia, a member of Citicorp's senior strategy body and a senior credit officer. Thereafter, he was a founder and the Chairman for nine years of Lanka Bell (Pvt) Limited telephone company in Sri Lanka.Having served as the Vice Chairman of Hawaii Pacific University, he remains a Trustee Emeritus there, and is the owner/manager of a solar power business, and fund manager of several venture funds. As graduate of the Business School of the University of Denver in 1972, Steve completed the Executive Program at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1977.
(USCPA) After working at Arthur Young in Texas, Mark moved to Guam to join Peat Marwick & Mitchell. Thereafter, he became an instructor of accounting at the University of Guam and taught students from Palau, Guam, CNMI, FSM and the Marshalls. In 1986, he became Chief Financial Officer of the University of Guam and held that position under various titles such as Controller, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of Administration and Finance. He took a keen interest in investment and capital markets, and took a part-time position with a fund management firm, which became a full-time position after he retired from the University of Guam. He has been CFO of MRA since 2005.
Jim has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry with Alpha Capital Research, Morgan Stanley and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York. He has extensive global experience in capital markets and the investment management business, including roles in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Taipei and Honolulu. Jim graduated from Princeton University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and studied abroad at both Leningrad State University in the Soviet Union and the Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a certified board director having successfully completed corporate governance training programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Jim currently serves on a number of public and private non-profit boards.
Randy graduated from George Washington University Law School and went on to work at the U.S, Securities and Exchange Commission and A.G. Becker as its General Counsel. He is a former President of Merrill Lynch Japan in Tokyo and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch International in Hong Kong.
Robert is the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of a number of publicly listed companies, such as Nortel Networks, in the US, Europe, India, China and Asia Pacific Countries. His key accomplishments include leading the start-up, operation and restructuring of entrepreneurial, multinational and government-linked organizations as well as private and publicly listed companies. He also founded CRICT, a consulting company. He is currently an advisor and director of a number of organizations.
Kasio is the former FSM Ambassador to Japan, China and Korea and Chief of Staff to FSM President Manny Mori. He graduated from Rockhurst College in Missouri, and then Served as Political Affairs Advisor in the Chuuk District Administration and Administrative Officer and Personnel Officer for the first President Nakayama. He also served as the FSM Consul General to Honolulu for 18 years.
Sihna is the former Secretary of Finance & Administration for the national government of the FSM and the Chief Financial Officer of the FSM Development Bank. She has 40+ years of experience in finance, treasury and accounting positions at both the FSM national and state level. Sihna received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Guam. She is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.
Linda completed two years at Hawaii Pacific College in Honolulu, then went on to work as an executive secretary for the Bank of Hawaii, Pohnpei Branch from 1991 to 2002. She was an administrative Clerk at the Bank of Guam from 2003 to 2008 and was executive Secretary to the Lt. Governor from 2008 to 2011. She worked at the department of Health Services, Pohnpei State as an Account Technician from 2012 to 2013 and joined MRA in February 2013 as Office Manager.
Masao graduated from the Dokkyo University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of German. He worked as a System Coordinator and General Cargo Sales Agent for Phoenix Transport & Trading and was in charge cargo sales for Continental Airlines and later Hawaiian Airlines. He joined MRA in January 2014.
Kayoko graduated from Tsuda College, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Department of English. She worked as secretary at the following law firms in Tokyo: Mitsui Yasuda, Wani & Maeda, Mitsui Company and Linklaters. She Joined MRA in January 2014.
Stricia Nanpei attended Jeﬀerson Davis College in Mississippi and, upon graduation, worked at Hancock bank in Mississippi and South trust bank in Florida as Teller Assistant Teller Supervisor respectively. She later moved back to Pohnpei (FSM) and worked at the Bank of the FSM Commercial Loan Department for 3 years. In 2007, she moved to Hawaii and worked for First Hawaiian Bank, then American Savings Bank, where she worked as a Personal Banker. In 2016, she started working for the University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union as a Member Service Representative. She joined MRA in September 2017 as Customer Service Representative.
Kent graduated from Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages school, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Interpreter Course. He worked at Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe as an administrative attaché. He joined MRA in January 2019.