Our Team

Praneel Pritesh

Financial Inclusion Specialist - Fiji

Praneel joined the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme in January 2015 as the Financial Inclusion Specialist (Fiji). He is responsible for managing PFIP’s Fiji portfolio; including grants, activities and programme budget, and is the focal point of contact with the public sector, private sector and financial sector providers. Previously, he has worked with the Ministry of...

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Ajay Jagannath

Financial Inclusion Specialist - Vanuatu

Ajay is the Financial Inclusion Specialist for PFIP in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He supports efforts to drive the National Financial Inclusion Strategy of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu and engages partner organizations such as the National Bank of Vanuatu, Telecom Vanuatu Limited and the Vanuatu National Pension Fund, in the development and deployment of financial...

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Iris Kissiti

Financial Inclusion Specialist - Samoa

Iris is the Financial Inclusion Coordinator overseeing activities of the Pacific financial inclusion Programme (PFIP) in Apia, Samoa. She supports efforts towards the development of digital financial channels and services, consumer empowerment and promotion of an enabling regulatory and policy environment through engaging with policymakers in Samoa. Prior to her role with PFIP, Iris worked in...

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Claude Nomsi Mpirat

Financial Inclusion Specialist - Timor-Leste

Prior joining PFIP, Claude, a Senior Risk Management and Banking Supervision Expert, has carried out several consulting assignments, as technical consultant, in various geographies, including Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Balkan region. The assignments were related to Basel II and Basel III implementation, Risk Management assessment, risk-based supervision, and SME finance. He...

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Simione Veilawa

Financial Inclusion Researcher

Simione is currently a Financial Inclusion Researcher for the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme in Suva. Prior to joining PFIP, Simione worked as a Research Assistant conducting studies in rural and urban areas around Fiji. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts with plans in pursuing a postgraduate diploma in Economics. 

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