He was presented with a letter by the Tongan PM Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa granting him the authority to exercise and enhance bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest between France and Tonga.
Moala who studied in Vanuatu and France is fluent in French, English, Bislama and Tongan.
He is currently the Contract Manager for the Tonga Climate Resilient Transport Project implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure.
In addition, he is a heavyweight judoka, winning silver and bronze medals at the Pacific Games in Samoa, in July.
He is the son of Pita and Ngataialupe Moala of Kolomotu'a.