Attorney General
Fiji
Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Civil Service, and Communications, and also serves the Minister responsible for climate change. Since joining the Fijian Government in 2007, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has spearheaded efforts to modernise Fiji’s laws in the key areas of domestic violence, corporate governance and criminal code. He oversaw the work to finalise the Fijian Constitution and establish Fiji’s first genuine parliamentary democracy. He helped guide the Fijian economy through its longest-ever unbroken streak of economic growth, while cutting taxes for low-income families. He has led the rapid expansion of Fiji’s telecommunications and the digitisation of government services, and codified long-term strategic and national planning throughout the public sector, bringing newfound transparency and accountability to the Fijian Government. He is also a fierce advocate for climate action and, alongside Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, he leads in the global campaign to cut carbon emissions and help adapt Fiji to the worsening impacts brought about by climate change. He lives in Suva with his wife, Ela, and their three young children –– Ibrahim, Idris, and Imaan. He is an old boy of Marist Brothers High School.