Chair – Ms. Joann Young
She has almost 10 years of experience in agriculture Trade & Policy Formulation, market development, and market access/quarantine issues and also Co-authored the 2007 Food and Agricultural Organization Publication on “Fiji Commodity Chain Study. The Outcome of the publication was used for the Investigation and was implemented to Assess Import Substitution Potential of Selected Horticultural Products. Ms, Young has also served for Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Fiji in 2006 as Trade Policy Adviser, ACP/EU. She has Initiated, developed and managed more than a dozen complex consultancies and technical assistance activities for Forum Island Countries providing financial, administrative/contractual and technical oversight (consultancies covered customs administration, fisheries, trade negotiations, labour mobility, aid-for-trade, trade policy frameworks to name a few).
Ms. Young did her BA Economics from Macquarie University, Australia and MSc Food Economics & Marketing from Reading University United Kingdom.
She was appointed the Commissioner in 2015 and later confirmed as a chair of the Fiji Commerce Commission in September 2016.
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Deputy Chair – Mr. Firoz Ahmad Ghazal
Mr. Firoz Ahmed Ghazali is a Deputy Chair at the Fiji Commerce Commission.
He is also the Operations Manager & Site Director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals Fiji Limited. Mr. Ghazali has been attached to the pharmaceutical industry from the beginning of his career and is actively involved in manufacturing, quality assurance and control, laboratory management, new product development and operations management. His work has been published in journals, abstracts and review articles in the area of pharmacy.
Mr. Ghazali did his Ph.D from University of Otago, Master of Pharmacy and continuing with the Business Management MBA part – time program at University of Otago .Mr. Ghazali was awarded with MERT Scholarship from University of Otago in 1993, followed by Otago Scholarship from the same institution in 1994.Over the years he has acquired vast knowledge and expertise in the area of research and quality control in the laboratory industry. Mr. Ghazali began his career as Chemist Analyst at Pfizer Laboratories, Pakistan in 1979. He joined Fernz Health & Science, NZ as Quality Assurance Supervisor in 1997 and later as Laboratory Manager at Douglas Pharmaceuticals Fiji Limited. In 2002 he was the Technical Manager at Douglas Pharmaceuticals Fiji Limited and further to this, in 2004 he was responsible for managing New Product Development Program and Laboratory functions. He was appointed the Commissioner of Commerce Commission on February, 2013.
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