MASI Latianara is the new HFH director.
Mr Latianara obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University, California in the US and has a Master of Science in Protected Landscape Management from the University of Wales in Britain.
He is a registered architect and has worked in the field for the past 18 years, running his own practice since 2004.
Having been actively involved in the construction industry in Fiji, he has cultivated an extensive network in the construction industry and is very familiar with the requirements of regulatory bodies as well as the challenges of running construction projects in Fiji.
In the earlier part of his career, he worked on projects abroad including in North America, Spain, New Zealand, Nepal and the Caribbean.
Mr Latianara has been an active volunteer with HFH Fiji for the past eight years, initially as board member and subsequently leading the board as chair for the past four years.
He is the acting national director of HFH Fiji.
His experience in these capacities has given him a strong understanding and exposure to Habitat's strategic direction, operations and its key stakeholders.