Press Release No. : 15/2018
Date : 06 July 2018
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has announced the appointment of Mr Petaia Tuimanu as Chief Manager Economics Group, with effect from 01 August 2018. In this senior management role, Mr Tuimanu will lead the Reserve Bank’s core function of formulating monetary policy and providing economic analysis and advice. He has been acting in this role since 2nd January 2018.
Mr Tuimanu joined the Reserve Bank of Fiji in October 2001 as an Economist and was promoted to Senior Economist in November 2010. From September 2015 to August 2017, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C, as an Advisor in the Southeast Asia Group.
Mr Tuimanu has acted in the role of Chief Manager Economics on numerous occasions, and represented the Reserve Bank of Fiji in many forums and meetings, locally and abroad.
He attained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration specialising in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University (New York), which included a 3-month attachment with the World Bank in Washington D.C. Mr Tuimanu also has a Master of Economics from University Putra Malaysia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Banking & Finance, from the University of the South Pacific.
In announcing the appointment, the Governor and Chairman of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Mr Ariff Ali stated that Mr Tuimanu is among the central bank’s most accomplished upcoming leaders, and the Reserve Bank will greatly benefit from his appointment to the critical and challenging role of Head of the Economics Group. The Reserve Bank of Fiji congratulates Mr Tuimanu on his appointment and looks forward to his continued contribution to the effective meeting of the Reserve Bank’s monetary stability mandate.