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Saud Minam Reveals Political Interests

Outgoing ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam, yesterday announced his intentions to pursue politics. He made the revelation at a seminar on Ethics Post COVID-19, hosted by the Fiji Institute
24 Feb 2021 11:00
Saud Minam Reveals Political Interests
Outgoing ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam, has made public his intentions to pursue politics in Fiji. Photo: Frederica Elbourne

Outgoing ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam, yesterday announced his intentions to pursue politics.

He made the revelation at a seminar on Ethics Post COVID-19, hosted by the Fiji Institute of Accountants, in Suva.

With his term at the bank ending in April, Mr Minam said politics was an interest he planned to pursue “later”.

Responding to a question over how he juggled the many professional roles he had to play, he shared a few daily tips he practised, which included:
•the importance of having a laugh,
•spending quality time with family,
•eating chocolate, and
•catching up with friends.

“I get my energy out of conversations with my family around the dinner table,” he said.

“It’s where I can get to challenge my 17-year old daughter over topical issues.”

“When the daily activity is done, I take out a Cadbury, get on the phone to catch up with my friends for half hour, before I say my prayers for the night.”

“Don’t dwell on things so seriously; make a decision and move on.”

Ethics Post COVID-19 Mr Minam, a Fijian citizen of Pakistan origin, said trust and constant precise communication were key coordinates of a productive outcome in any work environment during COVID-19.

“Trust is important,” he said. “Don’t penalise the remaining 98- 99 per cent staff because of the few that play on your trust.”

Mr Minam called for a change in mindset and approach following COVID-19.

“When COVID-19 happened, we thought it was the end of the world,” he said.

“We have to start thinking differently.”

“The world has moved so fast; we must continue to do the right thing because there are eyes everywhere.”

Mr Minam, who has lived in Fiji since he arrived seven years ago, said ANZ,in its 140-year history in Fiji, had never experienced anything like the events that followed March 2020, when COVID-19 gripped the world.

“COVID has completely changed us, forever,” he said.

“While the human nature is to always go back, this time around I don’t think we will.”

Mr Minam also called for more responsibility among social media users, as it only took a matter of seconds to destroy a character.

“The phone is deadlier than a nuclear bomb,” he said, while speaking about the need to “communicate right.”

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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