Genda Connections Nadi / Genda Business 11/06/16 - Speakers

 Debra Sadranu

Debra Sadranu

 

Visionary and trailblazer of the Spa & Beauty industry in Fiji, Debra Sadranu talks about what financial independence means for women. Principal of the Spa Academy Fiji & Director of the Essence of Fiji brand, she shares her story of establishing and building a business empire as a 'kaivalagi' woman in Fiji.

 Dr. Zen Low

Dr. Zen Low

 

General Practitioner Dr. Zen Low, Founder of Zens Medical Centre in Fiji talks about the 'family' approach to practicing Family Medicine at his clinics. He shares his early life stories and the influences that have shaped his approach to medicine and what defines his happiness today.

 Livai Tora

Livai Tora

 

Farmpreneur, Livai Tora talks about diversifying land use to other alternates from the traditional sugarcane farming in Fiji. At Genda Connections Nadi / Genda Business, Livai shares his journey of converting his inherited sugarcane fields to a thriving agro-tourism business today.


 Mala Chawda

Mala Chawda

 

Childrenswear Designer and Doll-Maker, Mala Chawda talks about her flourishing 'cottage industry' setup. Owner of Coconut Kids Fiji, she shares her journey as a designer craftswoman and how using her skills and experiences, she started a unique product line in Fiji.

 
 
 Damend Gounder

Damend Gounder

 

At our lowest point in life, we are open to the greatest change. Managing Director of Tour Managers Fiji, Damend Gounder shares his moving story of how he built up a brand new company which today has spread into thriving businesses contributing to Fiji's tourism market having offices based in China and India, without compromising his ethics.

 Tony Philp

Tony Philp

 

Marketing Entrepreneur & Innovator, Tony Philp talks about the skill of adapting to ever-changing circumstances in life to achieve success. Presented with the Order of Fiji (MF); the highest honour of the Fijian honours system for his remarkable contribution to sports, Tony shares stories of his early sporting career in the 90's which won him 13 individual Windsurfer World titles.

 
 Reaaz Ali

Reaaz Ali

 

Entrepreneur Reaaz Ali talks about the two things that shape who you become in life - what your upbringing was like and who you marry! At #GendaConnectionsNadi / #GendaBusiness, Reaaz shares his remarkable life journey fuelled by a hunger to rise above poverty and his humble beginnings.

 Viraaj Lad

Viraaj Lad

 

A fourth generation confectionery maker - The CEO of Bhikabhai Group of Companies, Viraaj Lad talks about taking charge of a family business. Harvard Business Review in their April '15 issue published that "only 30% of [these] organizations last into a second generation, 12% remain viable into a third, and 3% operate into the fourth generation or beyond."

 
 

 

Curator for Genda Connections Nadi / Genda Business, Sharon Narayan talks about the ever-challenging issue of brain drain in Fiji. She questions if money really is a factor that contributes to qualified Fijians migrating overseas.