Press Release No. : 15/2014
Date : 15 May 2014
The Reserve Bank of Fiji wishes to announce the impending retirement, on 26 May 2014, of the Deputy Governor, Mr Inia R Naiyaga, who has been with the Bank for almost 40 years and has the distinction of being its longest serving staff member.
Deputy Governor Naiyaga started his career with the Central Monetary Authority, the forerunner to the Reserve Bank of Fiji, in 1974. He has held managerial positions in the Bank as Internal Auditor and Manager Exchange Control. In 1989, he was promoted to Chief Manager (Exchange Control) and held a number of senior executive roles since then, as General Manager International, Senior General Manager responsible for Supervision, Banking and Corporate Services and Chief Manager Financial Institutions.
Mr Naiyaga was also seconded to the National Reserve Bank of Tonga as Deputy Governor for five years and upon his return to the Bank in September 2009 was appointed Senior Advisor to the Governors. He acted as the Deputy Governor from 17 January 2011 and was appointed to the position on 26 May 2011. His tremendous experience in central banking has been passed on to a great many staff over the years through his leadership and mentoring and his institutional memory will clearly be missed across the Bank.
The Board, Management and Staff of the Reserve Bank of Fiji sincerely thank Mr Naiyaga for his extreme dedication and loyalty in the last four decades. Mr Naiyaga has been a career central banker and his contribution as a member of Team RBF has been invaluable.