Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade
Mr. Shaheen Ali joined the Ministry of Industry and Trade in September 2011 as acting Permanent Secretary and was confirmed in the position in December 2011. He was appointed to the Service on 30/07/97 as a Graduate Trainee with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce. He also served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Economic Planning Officer and rose up the ranks to the position of Deputy Secretary Economic and Trade.
Mr. Ali has also served at the Fiji High Commission in Delhi, India where he acted as Charge d’ Affairs on numerous occasions.
Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South Pacific, a Post Graduate Certificate in Trade Policy from the Australian National University and a Master of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University.