Board Members

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Board Members

Mr Daksesh Patel

Board Chairman

Member since 24 January 2020. Mr Patel is the Chief Executive Officer of Infrabuild, Australia. He has extensive leadership experience in manufacturing, retail and governance. He is also the current Chairman of Energy Fiji Limited. He pursued his graduate and post graduate qualifications from Australia and New Zealand. Whilst with the family business Vinod Patel Group, Mr. Patel was instrumental in establishing the group’s three manufacturing businesses and he played a pivotal leadership role in corporate transformation, governance and business disruption. He has over two decades of leadership experience.

Mr Sanjay Kaba

Board Member

Member since 24 January 2020. Mr Kaba is the Managing Director, Principal Structural Engineer and Projects Director at the Houng Lee Jacob Kaba Limited. He has worked as project and Design Engineer in an Oil and Engineering firm. Mr Kaba has extensive experience as a Project Development Manager, Project Management and Planning, Structural Engineering. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Engineers and Member of Fiji Institute of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Mr Mukhtar Ali

Board Member

Member since 24 January 2020. Mr Ali is the Chief Operating Officer of the Community Bank of the Bay in Oakland, California. He is a seasoned community banking professional with 35 years’ experience – 12 of which were spent in executive leadership roles. He was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mission National Bank in San Francisco. He is an expert in enhancing profitability, developing strategic lending initiatives and has vast knowledge in banking regulations, having implemented necessary controls for compliance purposes and to ensure proper risk management practices.

Ms Makereta Konrote

Board Member

Member since January, 2016. Chairperson of Board Human Resources Committee. Member of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Mr Joel Abraham

Board Member

Mr. Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer for the FCCC and has extensive experience in the area of Compliance, Finance, Business Advisory, Accounting and Research. Mr Abraham is a member of a number of Boards. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Climate Change, Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy, Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Economics, from the University of the South Pacific.

Ms Kalpana Lal

Board Member

Ms. Lal is the Head of Administration & Finance for GIZ and is also a part of the GIZ Management Team for the Pacific region. She has extensive experience in financial reporting, management of procurement processes and other related functions the review and compliance of financing contracts, consultancies and local subsidies. She is a member of a number of Boards and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of CPA Australia and the Fiji Institute of Accountants.

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