Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

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Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
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Attorney-General of Fiji
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Qoriniasi Bale
Personal details
Nationality Fijian
Spouse(s) Ela Gavoka (m. 2011)
Children Ibrahim(son) Idris(son)
Alma mater ANU (BA)
UNSW (LLB)
University of Hong Kong (LLM)
University of Wollongong (GDLP)
Religion Islam

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is Fiji's Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Anti-Corruption, Elections, Public Enterprises, Industry, Trade, Investment, Tourism and Communications. He also served in the interim Government from the 8th of January 2007 to the 9th of April 2009. He is also the General Secretary of the Fiji First political party. [1][2]

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is the son of Sayed Abdul Khaiyum, a former member of Parliament and is the brother of former Fiji TV Journalist and current Fiji Broadcasting Corporation CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He has a Masters degree in Law (University of Hong Kong), Bachelors in Law (University of New South Wales), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Wollongong) and a Bachelors in Political Science (Australian National University). He was a former senior legal officer in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Sayed-Khaiyum was the General Manager Legal and Compliance and was the Company Secretary in the Colonial Group of Companies for five years immediately prior to his appointment in the Interim Government by the President of Fiji. He also worked with the law firm of Minter Ellison in Sydney. He was on the board of Transparency International Fiji and has been President of the Fiji Young Lawyers Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiji AG Profile". Attorney-General (Fiji). Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fiji's new Cabinet in profile". Fiji Times. 8 January 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2013.