Commerce Commission chief, Bobby Maharaj, decides to finish term
Search for new boss on as board looks to recruit someone dynamic to fill in the gap
After six years at the helm of Fiji Commerce Commission, it’s chief executive, Bobby Maharaj, has decided to leave the entity. Mr Maharaj’s contract comes to an end on June 30 and he advised the board in April of his decision to pursue other career options. Commission chairperson, Joanne Young, confirmed this yesterday as advertisements on the position have been already published. She said Mr Maharaj will continue as chief executive until June 30.
It is understood Mr Maharaj will finish off his studies in law and will look at the career options available.
New chief search
Ms Young said advertisements on the chief executive position have already gone out and the search has begun. “We are hoping to get a dynamic CEO into the Commission and we are looking widely for the next CEO,” she said.
Ms Young stressed they will explore the local market first for the best candidates but if the search fails, they will then look abroad. However, they have not limited their search and foreigners can still apply. She said they know it would not be possible to appoint another chief executive before Mr Maharaj’s term expires. Thus, the Deputy CEO will take over the reigns as acting CEO with the assistance of the board. “We don’t expect to recruit someone so quickly because these sorts of positions take some time to get the right person,” Ms Young said.