22nd Congress of the FSM Elects the Honorable Aren B. Palik as the 9th Vice President

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22nd Congress of the FSM Elects the Honorable Aren B. Palik as the 9th Vice President

 

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On September 13th, 2022, the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) elected the Honorable Aren B. Palik to become the ninth Vice President of the FSM. Immediately after being elected, the Honorable Aren B. Palik took his Oath of Office and has since assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Vice Presidency.

 

Prior to being elected as the ninth Vice President of the FSM, the Honorable Aren B. Palik served as a Senator in the FSM Congress representing the State of Kosrae, where he held the position of Vice Chair on both the Congressional Committee on Education and the Congressional Committee on Resources & Development.

 

After graduating from Eastern Oregon State College in 1982, Vice President Palik returned to the FSM and built a career in the Nation’s financial sector for over fifteen years—from Planner and Economist for the Kosrae State Government to Vice President of the FSM Development Bank. In 2002, Vice President Palik became the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Pacific Islands Development Bank, a position that he held until his election in the FSM Congress in 2019.

 

Vice President Palik is married to Mrs. Adelita Abraham Palik, and they have four children: Sonja, Ryan, Lloyd, and Jason.

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