REALB Appoints Two to Board

Ilimotama Cawi and King Anwar Hussain are the new board members appointed to the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board (REALB). 
21 Sep 2023 13:58
REALB Appoints Two to Board
From left: Chairperson Ilimotama Cawi, Deputy chairperson Caroline Waqabaca, King Anwar Hussain and Unise Druavesi.

Ilimotama Cawi and King Anwar Hussain are the new board members appointed to the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board (REALB).

The announcement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications Manoa Kamikamica, signaling a strategic move towards a dynamic future for the real estate industry.

The newly-appointed board members are set to apply their diverse skills and experience, to strengthen REALB’s strategic direction and service delivery.

Leading the board as chairperson is Mr Cawi, assisting him as deputy chairperson is Caroline Waqabaca with the other two board members Mr Hussain and Unise Druavesi.

Mr Cawi is a forensic accountant by profession and an academic, currently serving as a lecturer at the University of the South Pacific. He also holds positions as a Board Member for Fijian Holdings Limited and Pacific Cement Limited.


Mrs Waqabaca is an economist by profession and currently heads the Financial System Development team at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, focused on financial inclusion, payment systems and consumer protection.

She has been a valued member of the Board since 2019 bringing her extensive experience as an economist and central banker to drive growth and development in the real estate sector.

Mr Hussain is a successful businessman, land developer and the chief executive officer of Jet Set Land and Property developer in Nadi.

Mr Hussain’s extensive experience in land development includes participation in prominent projects that have significantly contributed to Fiji’s economic development.

Mrs Druavesi is a senior economist with the Ministry for Trade, Co-operatives, SME’s & Communication. She has been a dedicated member of the Board since 2019 offering profound expertise to the Board and has vast knowledge in property sales analysis, housing market assessment, valuation, and associated land estate matters.


In a statement released by REALB, the accomplished individuals officially assumed their new roles last month marking the commencement of their three-year term.

Their collective vision and dedication are expected to steer REALB towards fostering a thriving real estate sector, that adheres to high standards of professionalism and integrity.

Mr Kamikamica acknowledged the contribution of outgoing board members who had played a pivotal role in shaping the organisation and laying the groundwork for future leadership.

“The Real Estate Agents Licensing Board looks forward to a period of innovation, collaboration, and advancement under the guidance of these new board members. As they take the reins, they do so with a commitment to excellence and a shared vision for a robust and ethical real estate industry,” Mr Kamikamica said.



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