Inia Naiyaga was appointed as the Managing Director effective June 2018.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Naiyaga has served the SUN Board as a Consultant since 2016 and was later appointed as the Independent Director in April 2018.
Mr. Naiyaga is a Chartered Accountant CA, Life member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, Fellow of the Fiji Institute of Bankers FFIB (Hon) and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors FAICD.
He was a career Central Banker for 40 years. He retired as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji in May 2014. Prior to his retirement he also served as the Deputy Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga for 5 years. He has served as the Chairman of FHL Trustees Ltd, Director of Fiji Electricity Authority and Director of Transparency International.
His expertise from the regulated Financial Services Sector is a great asset to the SUN Team.
Finance & Compliance
Tarlochan Singh was appointed as the General Manager Finance & Compliance in January 2013. Tarlochan holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of the South Pacific.
He is also a Chartered Accountant (Fiji) and a Certified Professional Member of the Fiji Human Resource Institute.
Prior to joining SUN, Tarlochan worked in various Privately Owned Companies, Non-Governmental Organization and Tertiary Institutions at various levels of Management.
Thomas Naua was appointed the General Manager Customer Services in July 2017.
Thomas’s specific focus is on maintaining SUN’s reputation as the premium provider of Insurance customer service in the country.
Thomas was the Head of the Claims Team over the years and has maintained his loyalty to the Sun team. Having climbed through the ranks, he has a very thorough understanding of the entire process structure within the company and thus ideally suited to address any service shortcomings. His in-depth knowledge of Insurance Law which has earned him respect of the legal fraternity.
He holds an Associateship from the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP.
Manager Finance & Investment
Vikash Sharma was appointed as the Manager Finance & Investments in 2011. This was a new role where he was assigned to look after the Investment side of the company apart from his Finance duties.
With the new construction of the SUN Centre in Nadi, this will be one of his main key tasks to oversee the development of this Investment.
Mr. Sharma joined the team as an Accountant in 2007 with his years of experience from various organisations.
Acting Manager Claims
Binay Dutt was appointed the Assistant Manager in July 2017.
Having started at SUN as an in-house Motor Claims Adjuster, the former motor mechanic has in-depth knowledge of Motor repairs. Binay was the key & founding member of SUN’s Roadside & Claims Assist which was launched in 2010 as part of SUN’s innovative offerings to the Fiji market. Binay also has an extensive experience in dealing with large catastrophe claims having been part of the On The Ground Response Team.
His pleasant personality and efficient attendances to Roadside callouts on the ground has contributed to Sun’s overall superior customer service.
A graduate of FIT (now FNU) in the field of Automotive Engineering and his in-depth knowledge and analytical approach through the years has proven to be an asset in assisting in the overall management of claims.
Avikash Ram was appointed as the Manager Underwriting – Broker in April 2018.
Originally from Naveria in the Hidden Paradise of Savusavu, Avikash has been with SUN for close to seven (7) years, climbing the ranks with his dedication and commitment to his work. Three (3) out of those seven years were spent as a Customer Service Officer, Senior Customer Service Officer, Broker Services Executive and was also appointed as the first Branch Executive of SUN’s Nadi Branch.
A graduate of Fiji Institute of Technology, Avikash has been a valued staff since his early days as a graduate to his move into management. He has always shown initiative in the performance of his duties in order to ensure that SUN delivers quality service while producing the expected outputs.
Avikash holds an Associateship from the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP.
Eleni Finau Adiyawa
Eleni Finau Adiyawa was appointed as the Manager Underwriting Non-Broker in April 2018.
The Koro native after graduating from the Fiji Institute of Technology joined SUN in 2006 as a Receptionist & Data Entry Operator and then quickly rose to several supervisory and management positions such as Customer Service Officer, Senior Customer Service Officer, Senior Broker Executive and Assistant Manager Underwriting. She had always shown inventiveness in the performance of her duties and years of hard work have finally made her achieve such a respectable position in the company.
Eleni is currently pursuing her study towards the ANZIIF (Assoc) CIP – Certificate and with her in-depth knowledge throughout the years has surely been proven to be an asset to the organization.
"Our Staff are highly experienced in general insurance business. We are committed to upgrading their skills and invest heavily in their continuing education and training."