UDIT Singh has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) effective from March 25, 2024.
Making the announcement today, the FRCS board’s interim chairman and Ministry of Finance permanent secretary Shiri Gounder said the appointment was announced after receiving confirmation from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad.
“The Board welcomes Mr. Singh’s appointment. With his wealth of commercial and strategic leadership experience, the board expects him to continue the good work that is underway in transforming FRCS to be an effective service driven tax, customs and border protection agency,” said Mr Gounder.
“We also thank Mr. Malakai Naiyaga for acting in the CEO role and we are happy that he will resume Chairmanship of FRCS, after a brief period of handover,” said Mr Gounder.
Mr Singh is a former chief executive officer of Milk Test NZ which is a subsidiary of Fonterra and has industries including pharmaceutical, primary industry, food and environment.
Mr Gounder said they were pleased to be able to reach agreement with someone with Mr. Singh’s extensive business transformation, financial and leadership background.
According to the FRCS Board Mr Singh is a former CEO of Milk Test NZ which is subsidiary of Fonterra with industries including pharmaceutical, primary industry, food and environment.
A graduate in Accounting and Economics from the University of the South Pacific, Mr Singh holds a CPA from the Australian Society of Certified Public Accountants, an ACA of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Gounder further mentioned that with expertise in driving company transformation, market development, and profitability, Mr Singh brings to FRCS a focus on achieving operational excellence and fostering revenue growth. His strengths lie in scaling and transforming organizations and cultivating a culture of innovation and leadership development.