Group CEO


Nouzab Fareed joined FHL in 2004 and is a Charted Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant (UK), Chartered Management Accountant (UK), Chartered Marketer (UK) and a Fellow of CPA (Australia). He has an MBA in Banking & Marketing and a Masters of Arts in International Economics. He is a Licensed Investment Advisor (Fiji) and a Certified Fraud Examiner of USA. He is a fellow of Financial Services Association of Australasia (FINSIA) and also a a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Fareed is a Board Director for all FHL Group companies. In addition, he is also a Board Director for Marsh Insurance Ltd, Golden Manufacturing Ltd, Goodman Fielder International Ltd and South Pacific Stock Exchange. Prior to joining FHL, he was the Director Business Development with Mercantile Merchant Bank Ltd in Sri Lanka and was also a Board Director for FedEx, NIIT and Western Union in Sri Lanka. He has more than 24 years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience.

He is the founding President of Australia Institute of Company Directors – Fiji Chapter and also the current President of Fiji – PNG Business Council. He is the past President of Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) as well as the Vice President of Suva Chamber of Commerce and industry. He is a council member for CPA Fiji Branch and Fiji Export Council. In addition, he sits on MBA Advisory Committee of University of the South Pacific.

Fareed has received Executive Training from Harvard Business School University of Oxford, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Graduate Business School of Auckland, Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship of Japan. Fareed is the only Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) in South Pacific.

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