About the Chamber

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is Vanuatu’s National Private Sector organisation.

Established in 1995 under the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu Act, the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a statutory body with a 16 member Council that represents Vanuatu’s private sector. All businesses with a valid Vanuatu business license are automatically VCCI members.

Our new vision statement, a stable and prosperous economy, encouraging trade, investment and providing economic opportunities for all members of society throughout Vanuatu, is proudly borrowed from Vanuatu 2030 – The People’s Plan, the country’s National Sustainable Development Plan.

It clearly indicates VCCI’s intention to become an organisation that makes a unique and significant contribution to the future of the country by representing the private sector in dialogue with Government and others, and by providing effective business development services across the country.

VCCI’s mission is to:

  1. Support the private sector in making a unique and significant contribution to the achievement of the National Sustainable Development Goals, by delivering services that produce value for VCCI’s membership, Government and other stakeholders; and
  2. Support policies, strategies, legislation, regulations, treaties, agreements and initiatives that enable businesses to grow in ways that are sustainable, have positive impacts on the economy, society and the environment.

VCCI Staff

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Staff are here to help with any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us during work hours.

Astrid Boulekone

Astrid Boulekone

General Manager

Joanna Spencer

VCCI Adviser


Yvonne Leo Taiki

Business Link Manager – Vanuatu

Esther Wenau

Project Supervisor

Max Zacharie

IDF Project Coordinator

Candyce Simeon

Santo Project Officer

Adrian Toka

Business Support Coordinator

Marineth Wensi

Administration Officer

Agnes Leisaphy Jeffery


The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a Statutory Body established in 1995 by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu CAP 236 Act.

This legislation sets the structure of the “Capital Council” at 16 members. These members represent: small and large business, tourism, agriculture, finance, construction, manufacturing, land, air and sea transport, women’s organisations and public utilities.

Each Council member is voted in by VCCI members for two-year terms. Council members’ terms are staggered to ensure representation continuity.  Council meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month.

We actively encourage VCCI members to contact Council members representing their sector. To make contact with a Council members please contact reception@vcci.vu and we can connect you.

Antoine Boudier

Mr. Antoine Boudier


Sector: Large Businesses

Mr. Christophe Crowby

First Vice President

Sector: Agriculture

Ms. Rebecca Bogiri

Second Vice President

Sector: Land Transport

Mr. Bikenibeu Ieremiah

Sector: Construction

Loic Bernier

Mr. Loic Bernier


Sector: Financial & Commercial Services

Mr. Alexandre Perret


Sector: Financial & Commercial Services

Mr. Teiva Durand

Sector: Manufacturing

Mrs. Velenie Jacob

Sector: Women’s Group

Mrs. Galia Hubbard

Sector: Tourism

Mr. Jean Marie Duffau

Sector: Large Businesses

Mrs. Julia Johnstone

Sector: Air Transport

Ms. Lisa Dinh

Sector: Tourism

Mr. Mark Pardoe

Sector: Shipping

Mrs. Millie Ogden

Sector: Utilities

Mr. Bill Iapsen

Sector: Small Business

Mr. Xavier Dolacinski

Sector: Small Business