SUNBIZ

Let’s Go Local: Surend Pratap Enjoys Denarau, The Coffee Hub

He joined the Ministry of Agriculture as a quarantine officer when he completed his agriculture studies. In 1983, he joined the Fiji Quarantine and Inspection Service, known today as the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.
14 Dec 2021 10:20
Let’s Go Local: Surend Pratap Enjoys Denarau, The Coffee Hub
Port Denarau on Denarau Island.

Soccer enthusiast and acting chief executive officer for Biosecurity Authority of Fiji Surend Pratap, comes from a farming background. Growing up in a farming community in Bua, Vanua Levu, impacted his decision to pursue agriculture as a career, he said.

Mr Pratap is a highly qualified experienced executive.

He has held the acting Chief Executive officer’s Position at Biosecurity Authority since 2019.

 

He joined the Ministry of Agriculture as a quarantine officer when he completed his agriculture studies.

In 1983, he joined the Fiji Quarantine and Inspection Service, known today as the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.

How he describe himself? “Family man, easy to get along with others, and compassionate person,” Mr Pratap said.

 

From left: Biosecurity Authority of Fiji acting chief executive officer Surend Pratap, Sugar Cane Growers Council Chairperson Reshmi Kumari and Sugar Cane Growers Fund chief executive officer Raj Sharma at the 22nd Fiji Business Excellence awards, which was held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, on December 10, 2021. Photo: Frederica Elbourne

From left: Biosecurity Authority of Fiji acting chief executive officer Surend Pratap, Sugar Cane Growers Council Chairperson Reshmi Kumari and Sugar Cane Growers Fund chief executive officer Raj Sharma at the 22nd Fiji Business Excellence awards, which was held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, on December 10, 2021. Photo: Frederica Elbourne

“By compassion, I mean I really feel for others.

“I can’t stand to see people suffer.”

 

Scenic helicopter flight by Heli-Tours over Denarau Island, Nadi.

Scenic helicopter flight by Heli-Tours over Denarau Island, Nadi.

What’s one place in Fiji you would take friends to?
Denarau has a very relaxing atmosphere, with full facilities.

 

Coffee Hub is located in the Essence Of Fiji building, next to Mobil service station, Nadi Back Road . The cafe and lounge is operated by the well known Barista “Zoro”. It has easy parking and amazing coffee.

Coffee Hub is located in the Essence Of Fiji building, next to Mobil service station, Nadi Back Road . The cafe and lounge is operated by the well known Barista “Zoro”.
It has easy parking and amazing coffee.

What’s your favourite spot for coffee/pie?
The Coffee Hub, because I travel a lot between Nadi and Suva.

 

What’s your favourite backyard spot?
I enjoy gardening where I plant vegetables in Nadi.

I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

Skydiving at the Mamanuca Island.

Skydiving at the Mamanuca Island.

What’s one place on your bucket list?
Mamanucas for the sun, sand and sea.

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Total Energies
For All Fiji Sun Advertising
Fijisun E-edition
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper