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Tourism Fiji Appoints CEO

July 1, 2016 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Tourism Fiji has announced Mr Matthew Stoeckel as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Stoeckel’s appointment was confirmed by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT), Honourable Faiyaz Koya and the Permanent Secretary for Tourism, Mr Shaheen Ali at a press conference at Tourism Fiji’s Head Office in Nadi on Tuesday, 21 June.

Mr Mathew Stoeckel signs his contract with Minister for Tourism at Tourism Fiji Head Office.

Mr Mathew Stoeckel signs his contract with Minister for Tourism at Tourism Fiji Head Office.

Mr Stoeckel brings a wealth of experience to the long-anticipated role, having held senior positions in a number of Australian tourism consultancy firms and destination marketing entities. He is also no stranger to Fiji, having consulted with MITT on the Fiji Tourism Development Plan 2014-2020.

Mr Stoeckel will officially begin his role at the National Tourist Office in the coming weeks and more details will follow once he joins the team in Nadi.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways, Mr Andre Viljoen was also formally welcomed as the new Chairman of Tourism Fiji. Mr Viljoen’s appointment was announced to Tourism Fiji’s Board of Directors at their Board Meeting on Thursday, 9 June.

He replaces Tourism Fiji’s outgoing Executive Chairman, Mr Truman Bradley who assumed the role in May 2015. Mr Bradley will now focus on his role as the Chairman of Investments Fiji.

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