Leadership

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN – MR. JONE SOVALAWA

Mr. Sovalawa as the Executive Chairman oversees the operation and management of the Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA). Possessing a strong collaborative and interpersonal skills.

Mr. Sovalawa’s work experience includes but not limited  to lending, auditing, policy, innovation enterprise risk, customer relationship and sales. Skillsets  he acquired over an illustrious 22 years career as a Banker at the Fiji Development Bank.

Mr Sovalawa has a Diploma and Degree in Agriculture from USP as well as double Masters Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of the South Pacific and Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia)

In addition, he was a former Director of Extension and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Development with the Ministry of Agriculture.

At present, Mr. Sovalawa is a board member for the Rewa Provincial Council Holdings Ltd (RPHCL) and the Navuso Agricultural Training Institute (NATI).

NATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER – PAJILIAI YALIMAIWAI

Mr. Pajiliai .S. Yalimaiwai is the National Operation Manager.

He has a vast experience in food manufacturing operations with a career spanning over 16years.

Mr. Yalimaiwai graduated with Advanced Diploma in Quality Management from TPAF/TAFE.
In addition he also has a Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific.

His responsibilities at the Agricultural Marketing Authority includes overseeing the operational matters covering the main islands Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and the surrounding maritime areas.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER- MRS. ASHIKA NAIDU

Ms. Ashika Naidu is a seasoned financial professional with over two decades of extensive experience in the field of accounting.

During the course of her career, she completed her Masters in Accounting, Post Graduate for Forensic Accounting and Post Graduate for Accounting.

She is the Financial Controller for AMA; she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER – MS. ASHIANA SHAH

Ms Shah is a Quality Assurance Manager with 10 years of work experience in the food industry mainly in quality and production.

She graduated with a Diploma in Food Technology from the Fiji National University.

Her responsibility involves implementing and maintaining food safety, quality, and compliance at Agricultural Marketing Authority.

MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES – MRS. SANDHAYA SINGH

Ms. Sandhaya Singh is the Manager of Human Resources.

Completed her Master of Commerce in Management and Public Administration from the University of the South Pacific.

She is a member of the Fiji Human Resource Institute. She has 12 years of work experience in Human Resources and Training.

Her responsibility includes the management of human resources, IT management,  training, and administration.

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP INNOVATION MANAGER – MR. RAJAN NAICKER

Mr. Naicker is a graduate in Economics, Management and Public Administration at the University of the South Pacific, and MBA from Fiji National University.

He has been with Agricultural Marketing Authority for the past 18 years holding various departmental positions and is well versed with the processes and operations of the organization.

His role is to maintain and sustain business relationship with local and international customers also seeking out avenues for product development, innovation, and market expansion.

ASSETS TEAM LEADER – MRS. VILIMAINA ROKONAI

She has a vast experience with the systems and processes of the Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA).

Her roles involves overseeing the procurement, management and movement of Agricultural Marketing Authority’s assets.

Mrs. Rokonai’s role involves networking and maintaining business relationships with suppliers, service providers and stakeholders

REGIONAL MANAGER NORTH – MR. NEMIA LEVE

Mr. Nemia Leve is the Regional Manager North based at Savusavu.

He oversees the operational and management matters of the Northern Division.

His area of operations includes Fiji`s second main island Vanua Levu, providing services to farmers in the Cakaudrove, Bua, and the Macuata Districts.

REGIONAL MANAGER WEST – NACANIELI TAGIWALU RABUKA

Mr. Nacanieli Rabuka is the Regional Manager West.

He oversees the operation and sales of Agricultural Marketing Authority in the Western part of Viti levu and its maritime islands.

The office of AMA is based at Legalega Research Station, Nadi.