Two new directors have been appointed by the Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad to the Fiji National Provident Fund Board.
The two are veteran trade unionist Attar Singh and business executive Joe Taoi.
The appointments are made in accordance with Section 7 of the FNPF Act, and follows a fit and proper assessment by the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
Singh brings with him more than 35 years of experience as a trade unionist, having represented workers from various organizations. He has previously served on various boards tasked with upholding workers’ rights as well as their occupational health and safety.
He is currently the assistant national secretary for the Fiji Trade Unions Congress.
Taoi has 30 years of experience in international shipping, warehouse & distribution, supply chain management and trade facilitation.
He established Freight Services Fiji and was instrumental in the establishment of the Fiji Indigenous Business Council, of which he is still a board member.
He was also instrumental in the planning, design and establishment of the Fiji Export Council and was the board chairperson from 2004 to 2015.
Singh and Taoi officially joined the Fund as Board Directors on 22 February 2023 and replace businessman, Sanjay Kaba and Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission chief executive Joel Abraham, who have resigned from the board.
They now join Board Daksesh Patel Mukhtar Ali, Kalpana Lal and Shiri Gounder as members of the FNPF Board.