Shivnesh Roynendra Prasad has recently joined the World Bank Group’s Digital Development team as a Digital Development Specialist. Shivnesh has over 15 years of experience in the public sector in Fiji during which he held the office for the Director for Communications at the Fijian Ministry of Communications, as well as Acted as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji. He has overseen various important initiatives for Government, amongst which was the establishment of Fiji’s first terrestrial digital television platform, the design and build of the county’s first domestic submarine fiber spur and the band planning, auction and licensing for 4GLTE spectrum.
During his term with the Government, Shivnesh held numerous positions in various regional telecommunications organizations and has extensive experience of working with the telecommunications regulators and policy makers in the Asia Pacific region.
He is an alumnus of the University of the South Pacific where he attained his Master of Commerce Degree . He further holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development Practices Public Policy from the Energy and Resource Institute University (India). Shivnesh’ s current work programme focus on digital platforms across the Pacific.