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Let’s Go Local: Levuka For ANZ Senior Economist

As the Pacific Economist for ANZ Banking Group, Kishti Sen, said his success story started from his little town in Tavua. He is a senior economist with close to 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
15 Sep 2022 03:00
Let’s Go Local: Levuka For ANZ Senior Economist
The old capital of Fiji, Levuka Town on the island of Ovalau and Mr Kishti Sen from ANZ..

As the Pacific Economist for ANZ Banking Group, Kishti Sen, said his success story started from his little town in Tavua.

He is a senior economist with close to 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

His aim is to provide best-in-class decision making support for customers and management.

 

Before joining ANZ, he was the Senior Australian Economist for BIS Oxford Economics in Sydney and a Senior Economist and Economist at the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

He attended Tavua Primary School followed by secondary education at Natabua High School and Wanganui Boys College in New Zealand.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Massey University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Sydney.

 

He loves boxing, not a movie person, and represented Natabua High School in the sub-junior boys long jump at the Coca-Cola Games during his time.

While at Massey University, he cycled 15km every morning with Sale Sorovaki, now the acting chief executive officer for Fiji Rugby Union, to work during summer holidays.

 

Savusavu. Photo: The Copra Shed Marina Fiji

Savusavu. Photo: The Copra Shed Marina Fiji

How many places have you visited around Fiji?
All around Viti Levu and Savusavu.

 

An aerial view of the city of Suva from the industrial end of the city. Photo: Leon Lord.

An aerial view of the city of Suva from the industrial end of the city. Photo: Leon Lord.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to and why?
Suva.

It has a warm culture and hospitality, bountiful cuisine, inviting foreshore, legendary buildings and markets are just a handful of its many drawcards.

 

The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva restored to its former glory.

The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva restored to its former glory. Photo: From File

What is your favourite place for coffee/ pie?
When in Suva, the Grand Pacific Hotel Bakery.

 

What do you like to do in your free time?
Play footy.

 

The Old Capital of Fiji,Levuka, Ovalau. Photo: Laisa Lui

The Old Capital of Fiji,Levuka, Ovalau. Photo: Laisa Lui

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?
Levuka, the first capital of Fiji.

 

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj



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