Ambassador Deo Saran – Climate Ambassador

Deo Saran is Fiji’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Permanent Representative to the European Union and Special Envoy to the UNFCCC.

Ambassador Saran is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in accountancy and the private sector. He graduated from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics. He holds also a Company Directors Course Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, a Fellow Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associated Fellow Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Previously, Ambassador Saran has served, amongst others, a Board Member of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Chairman of its Audit and Governance Committees, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Sugar Corporation Limited and Acting Chief Executive Officer for Fiji Pine Limited. He started his career in the accountancy firm of Price Waterhouse.

Ambassador Saran has been the President of the Fiji Institute of Accountants. He has served on various Boards of major professional, public and private sector organisations, such as of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fiji Chapter, the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative, Netherlands, and the Foundation for Rural Enterprise and Development, Fiji.

Ambassador Saran takes keen interest in International Economics, Governance and learning about different cultures. He is an avid golfer.