The board of Air Pacific, Fiji’s largest international airline, has confirmed three new appointees to its board to enhance the airline’s operations and the shareholders’ interest.
Board chairman Nalin Patel confirmed to Fijilive that Vodafone Fiji Ltd chief executive officer Aslam Khan, former interim Tourism Minister Bernadette Rounds-Ganilau, and ex-pilot Tomasi Cama are the three interim Government nominees to the board.
At least one member who wished not to be named said he had accepted the appointment.
Rounds-Ganilau said she had yet to receive a confirmation from the interim Government of her appointment.
Patel said the interim Government was now in the process of informing the three new appointees.
It is understood the three new Government nominees will be accepting the appointments given that private companies are not subjected to any travel bans.
“The appointments were confirmed today and it is the Government’s (interim) prerogative to make this known to its nominees,” Patel said.
Khan, Rounds-Ganilau and Cama replace ousted Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) board director Sekonaia Tui Mailekai, ousted FHL chief executive Sitiveni Weleilakeba and Daniel Elisha.
These three-ex-board members of Air Pacific resigned at the end of its latest board meeting earlier this month.
“These board directors have a big responsibility to enhance the company’s operations and also uphold shareholders’ interest in managing the operations as is stipulated under the company’s Act,” Patel said.
He said the board would meet regularly and it would also depend on the need for them to meet as and when required.