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DSP MOFAx   Mr Esala Nayasi
   Deputy Secretary Policy

Mr Nayasi assumed the post of Deputy Secretary Policy when former Permanent Secretary Ambassador Ravindran Nair came into office on May 16, 2016. Mr Nayasi was acting PS for 16 months since January 1, 2015. 

He was Deputy Secretary (Operations) from June 2014.  He was the Director of Political and Treaties since January 2012.  Prior to his appointment as Director Political and Treaties, he served as the Second Secretary and later as the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York.  His diplomatic posting in New York was for the total term of over four years until December 2011.

He joined the Civil Service in 2005, and worked under the Political and Treaties Division of the Ministry for over two years before his diplomatic posting.

He is a lawyer by profession.  He graduated with a law degree from and undertook post graduate studies at the University of the South Pacific. He was admitted to the Fiji Courts in 2005.  He completed a number UN fellowships on international law, including the Summer Programme at the Hague Academy of International Law.

Mr Nayasi is married and has two daughters.




JT Acting COP   Mr Jonetani Tagivetaua
   Chief of Protocol 



DMpic   Mr Peter Emberson
   Director of Multilateral Affairs & Oceans

Mr Emberson joined the Ministry as the Director Climate Change in March 2015.

Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Emberson worked for the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) as Stewardship and Climate change Programme Manager, working on the issue of adaptation and climate induced migration in the Pacific. In addition to managing projects, Emberson travelled extensively throughout the Pacific and beyond undertaking; awareness-raising, migration research and speaking engagements on climate justice. In his six years with PCC, Emberson was privileged to be part of every Fiji government delegation to the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties from 2009-2014 (COP15-COP20). At these COPs Emberson took special interest in the complexities of international negotiations, and assisted Fiji with themes relating to ‘adaptation’ and ‘loss and damage’.

Prior to joining PCC, Mr. Emberson spent six years with the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (The Secretariat for the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement) where he held the post of Assistant Director- Information.

Mr Emberson was a Rotary Peace Fellow (2007-2008), and acquired his Masters degree in International Politics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, Political-Science and Pacific-History.

He is currently completing his Masters degree in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific. He is married to Anne and has a two year old daughter, Moira Ana.





  Mr Solomone Momoivalu
   Director of Africa, Americas, Middle East, Europe & Russia Bureau





  Ms Alanieta Blakelock
Acting Director Oceania


  Mr Apolosi Lewaqai
Director Asia



manjulashah   Ms Manjula Shah
   Director Corporate Services

Mrs Manjula Shah comes with a wealth of experience in Human Resources and Policy Formulation background whilst serving various Ministries and Departments for more than 20 years in the Civil Service.

She has served in the Customs Department; Inland Revenue Department; Judicial Department; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Fisheries and Forests and the Public Service Commission. Immediately prior to taking up this appointment, she held the post of Manager Corporate Services with the Parliament of Fiji.

Mrs Shah has been actively involved in HR Function; Planning; Training and Development;Monitoring and Evaluation and Research. She has jointly worked with Professors of the USP to conduct research on an entire civil service appraisal system; and worked with Consultants from the Federal and Victoria Parliament on best practice systems and process for Fiji Parliament.

She possesses a Masters of Commence Degree in Management and Public Administration from the University of the South Pacific and undergraduate Degree in Economics/Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations.





Josefa Tuima   Mr Josefa Tuima
   Director Finance

Mr Tuima was appointed as acting Director Finance in September 2015 following the completion of his term as First Secretary at the Fiji Embassy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 2010 to 2015. During his diplomatic posting in Beijing, Mr Tuima was instrumental in the overall strengthening of bilateral relations between Fiji and China covering all facets of development cooperation between our two countries.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Tuima worked at the Budget Division, Ministry of Finance, from 1999 to 2010. During this period he started work as a Graduate Trainee/Economic Planning Officer and rose through the ranks to Principal Economic Planning Officer. Conducting analysis on financial and economic policy issues related to domestic macroeconomic environment; revenue forecasting and fiscal settings; assisting in the formulation of the fiscal framework for national Budget and assisting in the production of annual budget documentation – Budget Supplement and Speech are some of his areas of responsibilities while at Ministry of Finance

Mr Tuima acquired his Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2008. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from the University of the South Pacific.





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