Senior Officials

Esala Nayasi
Deputy Secretary

Executive Unit

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.

jiko rasoqosoqo
chief of protocol

protocol

keleni seruvatu
acting director

multilateral bureau

APOLOSI LEWAQAI
director ASIA

ASIA bureau

JONETANI TAGIVETAUA
director OCEANIA

OCEANIA bureau

JOSEVA TUIMA
director FINANCE

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.

MANJULA SHAH
director HUMAN RESOURCE

HR

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.