Economy PS joins FNPF board
12 July, 2021, 6:30 pm
Ministry of Economy permanent secretary Shiri Gounder has been appointed as a board member of the Fiji National Provident Fund board.
Mr Gounder replaces the former PS Economy Makereta Konrote, on the FNPF board.
In its statement the FNPF stated that his appointment was made in accordance with the process mandated under Section 7 of the Fiji National Provident Fund Act, 2011, which requires directors to be equipped with the appropriate skills and expertise.
According to the statement Mr Gounder holds a Masters with Distinction in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics & Accounting from the University of the South Pacific.
He has about 15 years of professional experience with both the Reserve Bank of Fiji and the Ministry of Economy in areas of national budget formulation, taxation and customs policy, public financial management, macroeconomic policy and strategic management.
He is also a Board Director at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Energy Fiji Ltd, Unit Trust of Fiji and Fiji Investment Corporation Ltd.
Mr Gounder officially joined the fund as a Board Director on June 24, 2021.