Our Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary for Industry, Trade and Tourism

With over 18 years of experience Mr. Shaheen Ali brings to the Ministry a high level of strategic policy planning skills, a deep knowledge of the Fijian and international economies and key macro and industry-based policies.

Mr. Ali’s expertise is wide spread and ranges from experience and knowledge in the field of trade policy, trade negotiations, industry development, economic management, functioning of state-owned enterprises, consumer protection and competition laws and development policies for growth of micro, small and medium business.

Mr. Ali also plays the role of Chief negotiator for all trade negotiations that Fiji participated in, including trade and market access agreements.

Mr. Ali holds a Masters in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and his experience has enabled him to develop strategic partnerships with both the public and private sector with effective communication with all stakeholders.

During his tenure as the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mr. Shaheen Ali has put in place strategies to position Fiji as a vibrant, dynamic and internationally competitive economy serving the region.

Mr. Ali was appointed in 2011 and since has been involved in the following boards:

  • Skilled professionals Evaluation Committee
  • Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
  • Assets Fiji Limited
  • Mr Shaheen Ali also Chair and Board Director of:
  • Investment Fiji
  • Tourism Fiji
  • Fiji Airways
  • Film Fiji
  • Water Authority of Fiji
  • Fiji Hardwood Corporation Limited
  • Fiji Meats Industry Board
  • Viti Corp