FIU’s first director to retire this year

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Financial Intelligence Unit director Razim Buksh. Picture: FT FILE

Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit’s (FIU) first director Razim Buksh is set to retire at the end of this month.

Mr Buksh was appointed to this position in January 2006 when the FIU was established.

A statement from the institution stated that Mr Buksh – who has worked for the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) for the past 36 years – had dedicated his entire career and loyal service to the central bank in diverse roles.

It stated he ascended the hierarchy as a technical officer in domestic market and currency operations, fraud investigator, senior bank examiner and FIU team leader.

He was appointed the first director of the FIU, a position he held until his retirement.

He was a member of the National Anti-Money Laundering Council and served as chairperson and member of several national and international working groups and committees.

Mr Buksh’s contract will officially end on December 31, 2023.

The Governor of RBF and the National AML Council will manage the appointment of the new director.

As part of FIU’s executive succession plan, FIU Manager Policy Caroline Pickering and FIU Manager Intelligence Esther Sue will act as director FIU from January 2024 until the substantive appointment is announced.

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