Executive Management

Mr. Visvanath Das – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Das was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Das was General Manager Taxation.

Mr. Das is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and management of the Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA), ensuring that operations maximize revenue collection and facilitate trade and cooperation between regional and trading partner countries.

Mr. Das has 18 years taxation experience.

Telephone:(679) 324 3001 Fax:(679) 331 5537

Email: vdas@frca.org.fj

Mr. Kumar Sami Goundar – Director Revenue Management

Mr. Goundar was appointed Director Revenue Management in 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Goundar was National Manager Revenue Collection, Customs since August 2009.

He is responsible for Tax & Customs Revenue, Tax & Customs Debt Management/ Lodgement Enforcement, FRCA Customer Services including Gold Card and FRCA Objections Review.

Mr. Goundar has 37 years customs industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 324 3010 Fax:(679) 3302864

Email: kgoundar@frca.org.fj

Mr. Fazrul Rahman – Director Corporate Services

Mr. Rahman was appointed Director Corporate Services in October 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Rahman was National Manager Policy since August 2009.

He is responsible for Legal Services, Policy & Monitoring Evaluation, Financial & Asset Management, Internal Assurance and Stakeholder Engagement.

Mr. Rahman has 12 years of industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 3243021 Fax:(679) 3302321

Email: frahman@frca.org.fj

Mr. Shane Panettiere – Director Border

Mr. Panettiere was appointed Director Border in January 2017.

He is on secondment from NZ Customs for the whole of 2017 to  take up this role.

He is responsible for all facets of Border Operations, which primarily covers all Sea and Air people, goods and craft crossing Fiji’s borders.

Shane has 35 Years Customs operational and leadership experience across New Zealand and is a firm supporter of the All Blacks.

Telephone:(679) 3243301 Fax:(679) 3315537

Email: spanettiere@frca.org.fj

Mr. Shameem Khan – Director Intelligence, Compliance & Investigations

Mr. Khan was appointed Director Intelligence, Compliance & Investigations in March 2017.

Prior to this, Mr. Khan was Acting Director Intelligence, Compliance & Investigations since October 2016.

Mr. Khan was also Acting National Manager Revenue – Customs.

He was Chief Investigation Officer in Internal Assurance since 2007.

He is responsible for Intelligence and Profiling, Tax & Customs Fraud Investigations and Tax & Customs Audit Compliance.

Mr. Khan has 26 years customs industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 324 3350 Fax:(679) 330 2864

Email: skhan@frca.org.fj

 

Mrs. Emily Yalimaiwai- Chief Information Officer

Ms. Yalimaiwai was appointed Chief Information Officer in August 2016.

Prior to this, Ms. Yalimaiwai was National Manager Finance.

She is responsible for FRCA’s Strategic & operational technology enablement and Knowledge Management Systems.

Ms. Yalimaiwai has 5 years of industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 3243102 Fax:(679) 3301314

Email: eyalimaiwai@frca.org.fj

 

Mr. Muni Ratna – National Manager Revenue Collection – Taxation

Mr. Ratna was appointed National Manager Revenue collection in January 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Ratna was Acting National Manager Revenue since May 2015.

He is responsible for the overall management and leadership of Revenue Collection services which includes revenue collection, stamp duty, customer enquiry and dispatch.

Mr. Ratna has 33 years of experience in the different sections of the Taxation Division of FRCA.

Telephone:(679) 324 3501 Fax:(679) 330 4936

Email: mratna@frca.org.fj

 

Mrs. Fane W. Vave- National Manager International & Stakeholder Engagement

Ms. Vave was appointed National Manager International & Stakeholder Engagement on 17th August 2016.

Prior to this, Ms. Vave was General Manager Customer Services with the Water Authority of Fiji and Director of Tourism, Ministry of Public Enterprise, Civil Aviation, Communication and Tourism based in Suva.

Ms. Vave leads the International Relations Team, as well as the Public Relations Team. Her focus will be on guiding and supporting the International Team with the establishment of the Asia Pacific Regional Vice- Chair Secretariat office. Next will be to focus on refreshing our international and stakeholder engagement strategies to support achievement of FRCA’s world class vision.

Telephone:(679) 3243006 Fax:(679) 3315537

Email: fvave@frca.org.fj

 

 

Mr. Jonetani Vuto – Acting Deputy Director Revenue – Customs Division

Mr. Vuto was appointed Acting National Manager Revenue – Customs in September 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Vuto was Acting National Manager Risk & Compliance – Customs in 2014-2015.

He is responsible for the overall management and leadership in the Customs Revenue Collection Services which include duty concessions, refunds and drawbacks.

Mr. Vuto has 27 years Customs industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 324 3350 Fax:(679) 3302864

Email: jvuto@frca.org.fj

 

Ms. Kelerayani Dawai – Acting Deputy Director Debt Management Services

Ms. Dawai was appointed Acting Deputy Director Debt Management Services in 2016.

Prior to this, Ms. Dawai was Acting National Manager Audit & Compliance and she held the position of Chief Auditor Debt Management Services since April 2012.

She is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Debt Management Unit.

Ms. Dawai has 18 years of diverse work experience across Teaching, Customs, Auditing, Finance and Taxation.

Telephone:(679) 324 3601 Fax:(679) 330 5624

Email: kdawai@frca.org.fj

 

Mrs. Timaima Rayawa – Acting National Manager Legal Services

Mrs. Rayawa was appointed Acting National Manager Legal Services in July 2016.

Prior to this, Mrs. Rayawa was Team Leader Legal since August 2015.

She is responsible for the overall management and leadership of Legal Services.

Mrs. Rayawa has 10 years legal industry experience.

Telephone:(679) 324 3040 Fax:(679) 330 7693

Email: trayawa@frca.org.fj

Dr. Jean Martin – Acting Director People Capability & Culture

Dr. Martin was appointed Acting Director People Capability & Culture in October 2016.

Prior to this, Dr. Jean was with New Zealand Customs, Department of Labor, Ministry of Education, Immigration and other government agencies.

She is responsible for People & Technical & Organizational Capability & Productivity Enhancement Frameworks and Initiatives, Recruitment, Assessment, Induction & Technical Training, HR Services, Organizational Capability, Productivity & Workforce Planning, Initiatives, Monitoring, Reporting & Forecasting.

Telephone:(679) 324 3201 Fax:(679) 330 7693

Email: jmartin@frca.org.fj

Mr. David Balenacagi – Acting National Manager Policy & Economic Analysis

Mr. Balenacagi was appointed Acting National Manager Policy in January 2016.

Prior to this, Mr. Balenacagi was Principal Analyst in the Revenue Forecasting and Economic Analysis Unit since February 2012.

He is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Policy and Economic Analysis Section which includes National Budget Outputs for the authority, the revenue forecasts as well as dealing with stakeholders and investors who apply for incentives and concessions that is administered by FRCA.

Mr. Balenacagi has 10 years Policy works experience in FRCA.

Telephone:(679) 324 3034 Fax:(679) 330 2321

Email: dbalenacagi@frca.org.fj

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HEAD OFFICE LOCATION

CONTACT DETAILS

Revenue & Customs Services Complex,
Lot 1 Corner of Queen Elizabeth Drive
& Ratu Sukuna Road,
Nasese,
Suva.
Phone: (+679) 3243000
Fax: (679) 3315537
Email: info@frca.org.fj