15 May 2019
The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ariff Ali, as the new Chairman of the FRA Board.
Mr Ali replaces Mr Dinesh Patel, Managing Director of R.C. Manubhai and Chairman of the Board from July 2015 to April 2019, who had come to the end of his term.
Mr Ariff Ali was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji on 11 September 2017.
Mr Ali joined the Reserve Bank in 1992 in the Research Department. He has worked in the Economics, Financial Markets and the Financial Institutions Groups and was Team Leader for the FIJICLEAR project.
He rose to head the Financial Markets Group in 2009 and was the Chief Manager of the Economics Group from 2013. Prior to his appointment as Governor, he was the Deputy Governor since May 2014.
As Governor, Mr Ali is the Chairperson of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Monetary Policy Committee, Macroeconomic Committee, Capital Markets Development Taskforce, National Financial Inclusion Taskforce and Secured Transactions Taskforce. He is also a member of the Council of the Fiji Institute of Bankers and the National Anti-Money Laundering Council.
Mr Ali is the Chairperson of the Government Tender Board, the Fiji Cane Growers Fund, the Accident Compensation Commission Fiji and the FRA and a board member of the Fiji Sugar Corporation Limited.
Mr Ariff Ali obtained his Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
We are delighted to welcome Mr Ali on board. Mr Ali’s wealth of experience and insight from his leadership roles will help us continue to achieve an efficient transportation network which is critical for national development.
We would also like to show our deepest appreciation to Mr Patel for his leadership, commitment and his significant contributions over the years to the FRA and we wish him well in his future endeavours.