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Board Of Directors


Dumith Fernando
Chairman

Dumith Fernando is the Chairman of Asia Securities Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a leading independent Investment Bank in Sri Lanka. He has two decades of experience in international Investment Banking and Equities, based in New York and Hong Kong with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Credit Suisse AG. Until 2013, he was the Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Asia Pacific which had annual revenues of over USD $2.5BN and over 6,000 staff in 12 countries. He worked at Credit Suisse from 2007 until 2013 and at JPMorgan from 1995 until 2007 in roles across Investment Banking, Equities, Private Equity and Corporate Strategy. Dumith is also a Non-Executive Director of the listed firms Union Assurance PLC and Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC. and a member of the Economic Policy Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He holds a BA in Physics & Economics from Middlebury College in the U.S. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Avi Raju
Executive Director

Avi Raju is the Founder and Managing Director of the Mount Sophia Group, a Hong Kong - based private investment group with investments globally. Over the last 4 years, Avi has focused his investments in Fiji, his birthplace. He now has investments in insurance, health care, real estate and technology sectors in Fiji. Avi has over 20 years of experience working in the technology, real estate, and investment industries in the Asia Pacific region. Until May 2014, Avi was the Chief Information Officer for the Asia Pacific at Savills Limited, an international property services group listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was responsible for the strategic development and management of business systems across all of Savills’ 15 Asian offices with over 17,000 employees. Avi has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Avi was born in Fiji and currently resides in Singapore. Before Singapore, Avi has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.


Peter McPherson
Non-Executive Director

Peter McPherson was born in Sydney, Australia and holds a Masters of Management from the University of Western Sydney. Peter was the author of a thesis on “Death Factors in Fiji” which was published in medical journals in Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. Peter has over 45 years of insurance experience whereby his first employment was with Reed Insurance Brokers from 1970 to 1982 following which he joined Zurich Australia Insurance from 1982 to 1997. Peter had numerous managerial roles at Zurich with his last role being National Development Manager for Australia, New Zealand, PNG, and the Solomon Islands. In October, 1997 Peter joined FijiCare as Managing Director and he has now been based in Fiji for more than 20 years and is a Fiji citizen. He has a wealth of knowledge in medical and general insurance. Peter was instrumental in the design and implementation of the recently introduced bundled microinsurance product. Peter is currently Chair of the Insurance Association of Fiji and a board member of the National Fire Authority.


Jenny Seeto
Independent Director

Ms. Seeto has extensive experience in the areas of good governance and risk management. Ms. Seeto spent almost 40 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was Joint Senior Partner of PwC from 1998 and became sole Senior Partner in 2002 until her retirement in 2017. Ms. Seeto has extensive experience in providing audit, taxation and advisory services to a diverse range of international and local clients in various sectors of the economy including broking and insurance companies and financial institutions. She also contributed to the amendments to the Insurance Act and other legislation affecting the finance and credit sectors.


Sylvain Flore
Independent Director

Mr. Flore has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Flore has most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Pacific for QBE Asia Pacific region and as a member of their Divisional Executive team overseeing their operations in Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Over his career, Mr. Flore has served in various senior roles in Mauritius, Australia and the Pacific region in the insurance industry. He is a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute (U.K) and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.