Vajira Piyasena

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Fiji Ports Corporation Limited

Mr. Vajira Piyasena has led the Fiji Ports Corporation since 2011. With the privatization of the Terminal in 2013, he was responsible for providing transformational leadership to the organization at a time of change from a state own entity to a private entity. Mr. Piyasena’s professional career spans over 30 years in the maritime industry. He qualified in the U.K. as a Marine Chief Engineer and had a seagoing career serving with major international shipping companies. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (UK), Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK). As the co-founder of a consultancy company established to provide services primarily to the maritime industry, Mr. Piyasena has worked with over 100 companies in projects focused on developing integrated management systems, policy development, corporate restructuring, and international business development. He has received Executive Training from Harvard Business School and Goizueta Business School. In addition, he is also a member of the MBA Advisory Committee of the University of the South Pacific and a Member of the Panel of Review for the Fiji Business Excellence Award.