3-year deal to develop leaders

AVI Pacifi c People general manager Thelma Savua (left) with Leadership Fiji’s Sharyne Fong after signing the partnership agreement in Suva yesterday. Picture: RAMA

IN a bid to boost the number of local people in senior and executive management roles, recruitment agency AVI Pacific People has signed a three-year partnership deal with Leadership Fiji.

Speaking on the partnership, AVI Pacific People general manager Thelma Savua said: “We are pleased to partner with Leadership Fiji in their quest to enhance the leadership potential and capabilities of promising young leaders around the country.

This initiative is aligned to Pacific People’s goal to encourage capacity building and create a pool of talented leaders and individuals that we could mobilise across the Pacific.

“One of the things we are very passionate about at Pacific People is we would like to see a lot more locals, Pacific Islanders, in senior and executive management roles. We need to reduce this reliance on expatriates coming in and filling in the senior positions. We have enough people and it’s programs like Leadership Fiji that actually prepares the young leaders to take up those challenges when the opportunity presents itself.”

The two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding in Suva yesterday, with AVI Pacific People handing over the first year’s bronze sponsorship cheque of $2500.

Leadership Fiji board member Sharyne Fong said they were delighted to welcome AVI Pacific People into their family of partners.

“Our wide network of alumni who may also be job seekers or returning diasporas can utilise Pacific People’s services and website to achieve their career objectives.”

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