Council Board

Chair 

Mr. RAMAN DAHIA 

Mr. Dahia is the Chief Liaison Officer of Fiji International, a golf tournament co-sanctionedby PGA Australasia and One Asia. He is a Director/Shareholder of Dahia Shoes/FootwearIndustries. An accountant by profession, Mr. Dahia, a Rotarian, is also a past president of the Fiji–New Zealand Business Council. He has also served on the executive boards of the Samabula Health Centre, Fiji TCF Council, Fiji Exporters Club and the Employers ManufacturingTraining Group. Mr. Dahia has been Chair of the Council since 2013.


Member 

Mr. VIMAL KUMAR 

A career banker, who joined the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) in Fiji in 1973. He became part ofthe Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd following its takeover of BNZ in Fiji in 1990.In 2002, he joined Home Finance Company as Manager Credit during its transition from HomeFinance Company to the re-branded HFC Finance. He has been a member of the Jaycees,Apex and Rotary Clubs and has also served on Committees and Boards for various othervillage sports, schools, temples and social clubs in the Lautoka and Nadi areas. He is currentlya Director/Shareholder of Daiichi Auto House Ltd, a motor vehicle spare parts dealer in Fiji. Hehas been a member of the Council since 2013.


 


 

Member 

Mr. MOHAMMED GANI 

Mr. Gani has more than 14 years of extensive commercial experience. He is currently the Country Manager-Fiji & the Pacific Islands at Brother International (NZ) Ltd. He previously spent 9 years at the TFL group with his last position being the National Manager Retail & Customer Service. He holds multiple qualifications in the fields of Business, Engineering, Finance, Management and IT. He has a Master of Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Management & Public Administration, Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Administration, Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Pakistan, and, is currently pursuing a Master’s in Commerce. Mr. Gani has a keen interest in community development work with a special focus on youth empowerment initiatives to which he dedicates a substantial amount of his spare time.


Member 

Ms. ELIZABETH JANE ALGAR 

A Strategic Management Consultant, Ms. Algar has over 20 years of corporate executive experience in the private and public sectors including corporate management, education, aviation, retail and hospitality. She has completed projects with Cardno MDF Fiji Enterprise Engine, iTaukei Affairs, IUCN and the Ministry of Education TEST Section. Prior to her appointment with the Council, she was the Corporate Services Manager for the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). Ms. Algar has also worked at Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) - a development program funded by Australian Aid, and at Strategic Air Services Australia and Air Pacific. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma for General Managers and a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from USP. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Diplomacy & International Relations. Ms. Algar is also a qualified Trainer and Chef.


Member 

Mr ARUNESH CHAND 

Mr. Arunesh Chand is a businessman by profession. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and Master’s degree in Governance from USP. He is on the verge of completing his PhD in Climate Change Governance as well. He has previously served in various government ministries and with the Fiji National University before starting his own business in 2012. He also serves as Board Chairman for Aspire Network Fiji.