We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Leadership Fiji Alumni and Fellow, Ratu David-George Toganivalu, and our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. His loss is not only felt by his family and close friends but by our entire Leadership Fiji community.
Ratu David-George’s dedication, leadership, and contributions to Fiji have left an indelible mark. His commitment to our nation, his passion for progress, and his unwavering spirit will be remembered and celebrated by all whose lives he touched.
Leadership Fiji Board Chairperson, William Parkinson said “Ratu David-George Toganivalu was a participant in Leadership Fiji’s 2005 year group. At the time he was a prosecutor in the Director of Public Prosecutions Office and it became clear early on that he was destined for greater things. We watched as he steadily climbed through the DPP’s office until his career was cut short prematurely in 2012. This wasn’t to deter him as he successfully launched his own legal firm, Toganivalu Legal. It came as no surprise that he did not hesitate when the opportunity came to serve his country once again and returning ultimately as the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions. He was like his parents the late Ratu David Toganivalu and Adi Davila Toganivalu, a person who led by example in his own humble way. We share in his family’s anguish at the loss of a great leader who has left us way too soon.”
Kris Prasad, Leadership Fiji Alumni President said “the Leadership Fiji Alumni joins thousands across Fiji and the world in paying tribute to Ratu David-George Toganivalu. He was an alumnus from the 2005 Leadership Fiji Program and his sudden passing is a shock to our entire Alumni family. We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult period.”
Sharyne Fong, Chief Executive Officer said, “as an Alumni and Fellow of Leadership Fiji, and having participated in the Leadership Fiji 2005 program with Ratu David-George, we found him to exemplify the qualities of a true leader. His vision, integrity, and dedication to making Fiji a better place was an inspiration to us all. We are grateful for the privilege of having known him and for the positive impact he had on our organization and our nation. We know that his family and friends will find strength in the memories they shared with Ratu David-George and solace in the knowledge that his legacy will continue to inspire and guide us in our collective pursuit for a better Fiji.”
Heaven has gained a humble and gentle soul. Rest high with the angels, Ratu David-George. Thank you so much for all that you gave to us and to our beloved Fiji.