The Apex GLOBAL Annual General Meeting in the Philippines last month saw the appointment of Fiji’s very own Pratish Nand as the new Apex Global Chairman for 2014/2015.
This appointment was the first for the 53-year-old Telecom worker who has been a charter member of the Apex Club of Nasinu for the past 28 years.
Nand who has been an IT specialist with Telecom Fiji Ltd for the past 32-years was delighted with the appointment and referred to this as an ideal opportunity to give back to his country. He believes the society he grew up in has played an important role in molding his interest for serving to charitable institutions (NGO).
Nand who also held the position as National President of Apex Fiji from the year 2000 to 2001 was the Deputy Chairman of Apex GLOBAL for the year 2013 – 2014 before being appointed as Chairman from July 2014 to the end of June 2015 in the last Annual General meeting which was held in the Philippines on the 22nd of May.
With Apex GLOBAL’s theme of Bridging Education through Service, Apex Fiji has been working with local communities since its introduction into Fiji in 1961 – this ranged from the building of the Drasa Secondary School library, the donation of an ambulance to the Ba Mission Hospital, the donation of cataract lenses worth $20, 000 to a local hospital, provision of bursaries to needy secondary school students and many other donations which was positive for the many Fijian communities and its members.
Apex GLOBAL was established in Australia by Ewen Laird, Langham Proud and Sir John Buchan in 1931 and was later introduced in Fiji 30 years later by past High Court Judge Justice Devendra Pathik who was commonly known as the “Father of Apex Fiji”.