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Financial investigator receives lifetime recognition award

Razim Buksh, director of Fiji’s Financial Intelligence Unit, was recognised with a lifetime achievement award on Thursday for his 29 years of dedicated service to the banking sector  The Fiji
24 Mar 2018 11:00
Financial investigator receives  lifetime recognition award
Director of Fiji’s Financial Intelligence Unit Razim Buksh

Razim Buksh, director of Fiji’s Financial Intelligence Unit, was recognised with a lifetime achievement award on Thursday for his 29 years of dedicated service to the banking sector

 The Fiji Institute of Bankers rewarded some of its members for their work throughout the year in an awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Suva.

Mr Buksh, who started as a technical assistant at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, said he felt encouraged after being receiving acclaim for his years of service.   

“My journey in the banking industry has been a rewarding one,” Mr Buksh said.

“The banking industry in Fiji has been evolving over the three decades I have been involved in it. I think my 30 years worth of contributions to the industry has been recognised and I personally think it’s a fantastic achievement.”

From technical assistant in the domestic market section, Mr Buskh moved to the exchanged control department then later to banking supervisor.

“I think I wasn’t that career minded at that time after I finished school, I completed my diploma in Business Studies at the Fiji Institute of Technology,” he said.

“At that young age, employment is the last thing on your mind and you’re not thinking about a long stay with any particular organisation.”

In 1995 Mr Buksh was appointed to investigate the collapse of the National Bank of Fiji as a financial investigator.

“From there, I developed my specialised career into investigating crime and that put me in the centre stage of looking after the anti-money laundering framework in Fiji,” he said.

Advising the younger generation, Mr Buksh believed success could only be achieved with focus and solid career foundation.

“My advice to the younger generation is to ground yourself well in whatever work that you do,” he added.

“The banking sector in particular is a very challenging sector, especially in this day and age where the products and services are put through challenges because of the risk.

Feedback:  sheldon.chanel@fijisun.com.fj

 



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