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Free Bird Institute was established with a unique concept. Like the education in other western countries, people had high motivation in education. FBI developed Homestay homes where students can experience high level of hospitality from Fijians who have the highest index of happiness in the world.


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13 Commercial Street, Namaka, Nadi, Fiji Islands

The Board of Directors

Hiroshi Taniguchi
Executive Chairman
Hiroshi is an avid businessman who is also the founder of the Company. In addition to this, he also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. His rapid growth mind-set and processual strategic approach has given him the ability to identify new business opportunities that has enabled the Company to diversify and expand its operations over the years. With an extensive experience in the Asian market, he is able to recognise the demands of the market and effectively allocate the appropriate resources and skills where necessary in the Company.

He also holds the position of Executive Chairman for the parent company, South Pacific Free Bird Co Ltd in Japan, an adviser of Scala Partners Ltd in Japan & Myanmar and a committee member of several Charitable Trusts in Japan.
Rina Kumar
Indepdendent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Kumar is a current Lecturer at the Department of Language and Literature at the Fiji National University, Nadi.

She has a Masters of Education (TESL), from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia & a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of the South Pacific. With over 11 years working in the education sector with Fiji National University, Rina is highly knowledgeable and experienced in her field.
Mrs Kumar has also taught at the Univeristy of the South Pacific for several years, further enhancing her educational landscape in the region.
Kawai Takumi
Non-Executive Director

Mr Takumi is the Founding Partner of Misono Sogo Advisory in Japan. He is also the Partner at Iris,g.k in Japan.

Furthermore, he currently holds the position of Director and COO at Patent Valuation Advisory. Mr Takumi has a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Indepedent Director
Non-Executive Director

Yoko Nameki
Non-Executive Director
Yoko has over 15 years of extensive experience in sales in the educational tourism sector both in the USA and Japan. This is demonstrated in the key roles she held in the past as a Director of the Japanese department for the SISA English language school in California and as the General Manager sales of the High School department for the parent company South Pacific Free Bird Co Ltd. Her understanding of the market and customer needs has led to the Company’s successful market penetration and continuous development of the high school market in Japan over the years.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, USA.

Roqiqi Korodrau
Company Secretary
Roqiqi is the Company's Chief Financial Officer and has over 8 years of progressive experience in finance having worked in the professional services firm, Ernst & Young as well as working as the Finance Manager in the hospitality industry in the Cook Islands. He also held the position of Finance Manager for over 3 years prior to his appointment as CFO of the Company. His apt mindset and thorough understanding of the relevant laws, rules and regulations is evident in his ability to carry out the services of company secretary during the year.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting & Information System from the University of the South Pacific and held the position of Finance Manager in the Company.