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Let’s Go Local: Cashier To Managing Two Companies, Levuka Tops List

Ms Begum began her career as a cashier at the then Food 4 Less Supermarket now Shop N Save after completing her studies at the Fiji National University.
10 Nov 2022 04:33
Let’s Go Local: Cashier To Managing Two Companies, Levuka Tops List
Levuka Town, Ovalau. Top Inset: Hygiene and Sanitisation Services (Fiji)PTE Limited and Flick Hygiene PTE Limited general manager Kushnumma Begum. Photo: Sosiveta Korobiau

Kushnumma Begum is the general manager for two hygiene companies operating under one roof.

Hygiene and Sanitisation Services (Fiji)PTE Limited and Flick Hygiene PTE Limited employ more than 400 workers,80 per cent are females.

Ms Begum began her career as a cashier at the then Food 4 Less Supermarket now Shop N Save after completing her studies at the Fiji National University.

She then joined Hygiene and Sanitisation Services (Fiji) Pte Limited in 2006 as a branch administrator.

 

Over the years she filled in many roles within the company including stock controller, purchasing officer, hygiene manager and key accounts manager.

In 2019, she was promoted and became the first female chairperson of the company. Again in January, she was elected general manager for the two companies.

She was a modest and diffident branch admin but over the years she gained confidence and was able to lead her team.

Their clients include the Ministry of Health, Fiji Airways and the University of the South Pacific.

 

How Many Places Have You Visited Around Fiji?

Labasa and Savusavu in Vanua Levu, and all over Viti Levu.

An aerial view of Savusavu Town

An aerial view of Savusavu Town

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To?

Fiji is a paradise, I would take my visitors anywhere in Fiji such as the Coral Coast, Labasa and Savusavu

Savusavu. Photo: The Copra Shed Marina Fiji

Savusavu. Photo: The Copra Shed Marina Fiji

What Is Your Favourite Place For Coffee/Pie?

Coffee Hub.

Coffee at The Coffee Hub Nadi. Source: @thecoffeehubfiji · Coffee shop FaceBook Page

Coffee at The Coffee Hub Nadi. Source: @thecoffeehubfiji · Coffee shop FaceBook Page

What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?

I’m a workaholic and love my work, but would watch some television shows for amusement and relaxation.

 

What Is One Place In Fiji That Remains On Your Bucket List?

I would love to visit Levuka.

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

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

Feedback: laisa.kabulevu@fijisun.com.fj



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