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Former Post Fiji CEO Laid To Rest Tomorrow

Former Post Fiji CEO Laid To Rest Tomorrow
The late Peni Mau
October 08
12:38 2018

The former Post Fiji Limited managing director and chief executive officer Tevita Peni Mau will be laid to rest tomorrow.

The former chairman of Fiji Broadcasting Commission died last Wednesday.

Mr Mau was also a director of Yatu Lau Company and Mualevu Holdings.

Former Prime Minister, colleague and chairman of Mualevu Tikina Holding Ltd Laisenia Qarase said Mr Mau lived his life through two different environments.

In 2014, Mau and two other senior Post Fiji executives then General Manager Dhirendra Pratap and Former chairman Mahendra Motibhai Patel were charged with corruption-related charges by the Suva High Court. Mau was given a nine month sentence after he was found guilty of extortion by public office.

Mr Qarase said: “Firstly, he was raised in the village where he attended primary school in Vanuabalavu.

“Secondary school and further teritiary level studies in Viti Levu.

“While raised in the village, he was exposed to the iTaukei culture and tradition and his knowledge and experience in this area was evident in his adult years.

“He believed in the Fijian traditional system and he had a lot of respect for the sytem.

Mr Qarase said this explained his respect for vanua and the community.

“In Viti levu he adjusted quickly to a different environment during his career in postal service and through his dealings with colleagues in commercial sector.

“He rose through the ranks of the postal service and became a senior officer when the Fiji Post and telecommunication sector was corporatized.

“Mr Mau was appointed first CEO of the Post Fiji Limited.”

Mr Qarase noted Post Fiji made good profits when he was CEO.

“Mr Mau later was appointed a director of Mualevu Holdings some years ago.

“In his role he made enormous contribution based on his commercial experience from the private sector.

“He was also a member of the Vanuabalavu development committee where he was very much involved in two very successful fundraising activities; the first was in 2012 and then 2015.

“Funds raised during those two activities now form basis of the share capital of Mualevu Tikina Holdings Ltd, which is medium size and successful investment company.

“Mr Mau is sadly missed by his wife and their children and also by those of us who knew him.

“He lived a simple life with a deep sense of commitment to his family and the vanua.”

There will be no reguregu, as part of Mr Mau’s wish.

He was to turn 70-years-old next month. Following the burial, lunch and celebration of his life will be held at the Studio Six.

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