Chairperson to The Electoral Commission

MR. Mukesh Nand

Mr Mukesh Nand, is the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and was appointed to the position by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji on 24 February, 2022.

Mr Nand holds a Bachelor in Law and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of the South Pacific.

Following his admission as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of Fiji in 2003, Mr Nand held various positions in the legal fraternity before establishing his own firm, Nands Law in 2009.

Mr Nand held the positions of Assistant Manager Legal at the Fiji Development Bank from 1999 to 2006 and Manager Legal at the Home Finance Company Limited from 2006 to 2007.

He has over 38 years of experience having worked with various local law firms such as   Parshotam & Co. and Rams Law.

Mr Nand is originally from Ba and currently resides with his family in Suva.

 

Member of The Electoral Commission

MR. Jawahar Lal (Jay Lal)

Mr Jay Lal, is a Member of The Electoral Commission, re-appointed to the position by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji on 20 March, 2020.

Mr Lal served as a Member of  The EC from 17 February 2017 until his term expired on 3 February 2020.

He is a practising member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, a member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, a member of the Australian Institute of the Management and a Tax Agent.

Mr Lal worked with various international accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse & Co, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co and Ernst & Whiney both in New Zealand and in Fiji for eight (8) years before commencing his own business in 1987.  His experience in the chartered accounting profession spans over 30 years.

JAY LAL & CO, the chartered accounting firm established by Mr Lal offers a comprehensive range of accounting, auditing, taxation, business advisory, system implementation and other services to clients from all industries, locally and in the region.

Mr Lal is originally from Lautoka and is married with three children.

 

 

Member of The Electoral Commission

MR. Simione Ratabacaca Naiduki

Mr Simione Naiduki, is a Member of The Electoral Commission, re-appointed to the position by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji on 20 March, 2020.

He served as a Member of The EC from 17 February 2017 until his term expired on 3 February 2020.

Mr Naiduki is a retired senior Civil Servant with 40 years of working experience. He has formerly served as the General Manager of the Fiji Public Services Credit Union and the Registrar of Cooperative.

Mr Naiduki has held various roles in the Public Service Commission such as the Director/ Registrar of Cooperative from 1991 to 1996 and the Principal Cooperative Officer between 1988 to 1990, among others.

He attained a Senior Cambridge School Certificate in 1964 and also attended various training courses such as Course on Management of Agricultural Coops Sydney, Australia.

He also represented the Department and the Cooperative Movement in Regional Meetings for Asia and the Pacific Region in 1978.

Mr. Naiduki served as a Board Member for LTA from 2003 to 2005 and as the Agro marketing Chairman from 2003 until 2006. He continues to serve as the Mata ni Tikina, Yasana Tailevu since 2014 and as the Chairman of the Nawaibuta Holdings since 2006.

 

 

Member of  The Electoral Commission

MS. Margot Marie Jenkins

Mrs Margot Jenkins is a Member of The Electoral Commission, re-appointed to the position by his Excellency, the President of the Republic of Fiji on 20 March, 2020.

She served as a Member of The EC from 17 February 2017 until her term expired on 3 February 2020.

Mrs Jenkins has an entrepreneurial heart, having owned and operated several businesses throughout her career.

A restauranteur by profession, Mrs Jenkins owned and operated the Point After Bar and Grill Restaurant from 2006 to 2008 and has owned and/or managed several other restaurants throughout her career in the U.S.A.

Mrs Jenkins has managed hotels in the U.S.A. as well as in Fiji, including the Grand Pacific Hotel from 1986 to 1989 and JJ’s on the Park from 2002 to 2006.

With a doctrine in Music, Mrs Jenkins owned and operated Sound Images Recording Studio from 1993 to 1995, producing several professional jingles for Fiji businesses and original music albums.

As a professional tennis player in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Mrs Jenkins owned and operated The Tennis Shop in Suva from 1981 to 1983. She also owned and operated the Executive Cut Salon for Men from 1984 to 1986.

Mrs Jenkins was born and raised in Fiji, and has three children, five grand-children and two great grand-children.

 

 

Member of  The Electoral Commission

MS. Kavita Raniga

Mrs Kavita Raniga, is a Member of The Electoral Commission, re-appointed to the position by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji on 20 March, 2020.

She served as a Member of The EC from 17 February 2017 until her term expired on 3 February 2020.

A pharmacist by profession, Mrs Raniga is the Managing Director at Budget Pharmacy.

She also oversees operations at The Essentials – Denarau General Store, Spa Maya, Amy Street Pharmacy and is a relieving pharmacist at Budget Pharmacy.

Mrs Raniga helped establish the Amy Street Pharmacy at Suva Private Hospital in 2000 and The Essentials – Denarau General Store in Port Denarau Retail Centre in 2007.

She also helped setup Denarau Medispa – Fiji’s First Medical Spa in 2010 and setup Spa Maya – Fiji’s First Ayurvedic Spa in 2012.

Mrs Raniga attained a Bachelor in Pharmacy from Monash University (Victoria College of Pharmacy) in 1993. She did her Pharmacy Internship at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Melbourne (1993 to 1994).  She also worked as a full time pharmacist at Burwood Amcal Chemist, Melbourne, Australia in 1994.

She serves as a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society.

Mrs Raniga has carried out community and professional work by assisting on Mobile Medical Camps by Ramakrishna Mission of Fiji. She also serves as a member of Women in Business.

Mrs Raniga is married to Ajay Raniga with two boys.

 

 

Member of The Electoral Commission

MS. Selina Lee Wah


Ms Selina Lee Wah is a Member of The Electoral Commission, appointed to the position by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji on 20 March, 2020.

Ms Wah identifies herself as a Social Worker, though her work is multi-facetted spanning various sectors of the economy.

Ms Wah completed her term as a Commissioner at the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission following the establishment of the Commssion under the 2013 Constitution.

She was a bank officer for 35 years with the ANZ Bank until she retired and decided to focus all of her efforts on social work.

Ms Wah has held the position of Vice President of the Labasa Chinese Community since 1994. She was Vice President of Labasa Red Cross (2003-2005), and was a Member of the National Advisory Council since 2000 among various other roles.

She also has a rich sports background having represented Fiji in Netball in 1970 and was a Trialist for Hockey in 1979.

Apart from formal education, Ms Wah has completed various courses including, Management Principle Programmes, International Olympic Certificate in Sports Medicine Course (1992), Medical Welfare Program (2005), Gender Elections Module (2012), Family Law Act- Community Training (2007) and others.

Furthermore, she held various position such as President of Fiji Red Cross-Labasa, President of the Catholic Women’s League, Member of the Archdiocese Justice & Development, Member of the National Council for Building a Better Fiji, Member of the Standing committee of the National Advisory Council for the Minority, Treasurer Labasa Hospital Board of Visitors, Treasurer Diabetic Fiji Inc- Northern Branch, Treasurer Labasa Old People’s home- Board of visitors, Member Northern Divisional Liquor board, Member Northern Divisional Development Board, Member Educational Divisional School Management Board and a Member of Education Forum.

Ms Wah hails from Labasa.

 

 

Member of The Electoral Commission

MS. Ateca Ledua

Ms Ateca Ledua, was appointed to the position by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Fiji on 24 February, 2022.

Ms Ledua has vast experience in the Fijian Media Industry and has worked with various radio and television companies such as ‘Communications Fiji Limited,’ ‘Fiji Television Limited’ and ‘Fijian Broadcasting Corporation.’

She holds a Professional Diploma in Business Management at the University of the South Pacific.

Ms Ledua has been a familiar face over the years and has held positions such as TV Presenter for the television show ‘Get Set.’ She is currently a TV Producer/ Presenter and TV News Anchor at the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation.

She was also the Copywriter/ Creative-writer for the FM96 (English) station, a post she held from 1998 to 2001.

Ms Ledua has done voice narrations for a number of visual documentaries, including the television programme ‘Pacific Way’ produced by The Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Fiji Fashion Week, Film Fiji Kula Film Awards and Tadra Kahani –The Dream Story Stage Show. She has also done voice-overs for countless television and radio commercials.

Ms Ledua lives in Suva with her two daughters.