Management Team

LR – Acting General Manager Talent & Organisational Development, Mr. Kishore Kumar, Acting General Manager Finance & Administration, Ms. Sheik Maizabeen Nisha, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Saiyad Hussain, General Manager Relationship & Sales, Mr. Shaukat Ali, and General Manager Business Risk Services, Mr. Nafitalai Cakacaka.

Mr. Saiyad Hussain

Acting Chief Executive Officer

General Manager Finance & Administration

He also serves as FDB Board Secretary. He has been with the Bank for more than 27 years.

Appointed to his senior role in 2010, he manages FDB’s Finance and Treasury, Properties, and Information and Communication Technology departments.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he is a Board Director of the South Pacific Stock Exchange and a Member of the Fiji Institute of Bankers.

He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Financial Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Financial Management, Economics and Public Administration & Management from the University of the South Pacific.

Mr. Nafitalai Cakacaka

General Manager Business Risk Services

He is also the key liaison personnel with the Green Climate Fund Secretariat for Fiji’s accreditation through the FDB.

Nafitalai has over thirty years of experience in development banking and strategic risk management. He is involved in various capacities in stakeholder engagements, promoting sustainable development of projects in Fiji’s rural agro-based sectors, as well as infrastructure, clean energy and small and medium enterprises.

He has been instrumental in incorporating the principles of financial inclusion and literacy in important policy and development agenda at the Bank and at the national level.

He is a Member of Fiji’s National Financial Inclusion Task force and serves as Chairman of the Inclusive Products & Services Working Group. He is also a member of the Fiji Institute of Bankers.

Nafitalai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of the South Pacific and a Certificate Masters-level in Banking from the Pacific Bankers Management Institute, Pacific Coast Banking School, USA.

Ms. Sheik Maizabeen Nisha

Acting General Manager Finance & Administration 

She manages FDB’s Finance and Treasury, Properties, and Information and Communication Technology departments.

Mr. Shaukat Ali

General Manager Relationship & Sales

He leads the Bank’s twelve branches’ Relationship and Sales teams across Fiji. He was appointed to the position in 2018 prior to which he served as the Regional Manager, Relationship and Sales for the Western region.

Shaukat has over 30 years of experience in development banking, predominantly focusing on relationship banking and sales. Building sustainable growth and acquisition of a reputable customer base in a crowded and competitive market is Shaukat’s core focus.

His role is instrumental in empowering his team to make informed decisions to contribute towards an increase in the Bank’s loan portfolio, in collaboration with both the internal and external stakeholders Business Risk Services, Talent and Organizational Development and Finance and Administration teams.

Before been appointed to the GM Relationship and Sales role, Shaukat served in various managerial positions within the Bank, since joining in 1987, including lending, audit, business risk services, corporate business services and asset management team.
Shaukat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma in Business Studies from Fiji Institute of Technology.

Mr. Kishore Kumar

Acting General Manager Talent & Organisational Development  

He is responsible for strengthening service delivery through culture change, empowering teams, guiding career development, coaching and initiating leadership development programmes.