The new CEO of the Fiji Sugar Corporation, Bhan Pratap Singh knows the mechanics of the sugar industry and is precisely the person that was needed at the FSC.
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Sugar, Yogesh Karan has made this comment and adds he expects an improvement in farm productivity and output of sugar as Fiji is behind in this compared to countries like Brazil, India and Thailand.
Karan says it is currently costing the government more than $30 million to meet the guaranteed price of $85 per tonne of cane and the tonnes of cane to tonnes of sugar has to improve to ensure we have a better quality of sugar that can attract a good price.
Singh spent 18 years at FSC starting as Shift Chemist and progressing to Assistant Product Superintendent and then as General Manager with responsibility covering all the mills from 2005 until 2011.
Singh also spent his last two years at FSC as Deputy CEO and General Manager Operations before leaving FSC to become CEO of Pacific Fishing Company (PAFCO) a position he has held till date.
He will start work on the 22nd of next month.
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